Caitlin Turner @gypsetgoddess avatarCaitlin Turner

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I spent years covering up different parts of myself, both inside and out, when I didnโ€™t think they were good enough to be seen or shared with others. ๐Ÿ™ˆ
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I covered them with qualities that werenโ€™t actually mine, trying to be more like people who seemed most lovable to me. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
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I said I agreed when I actually didnโ€™t, I held my tongue when I thought my words were too shocking, and I tried to make everyone else happy, no matter what that meant for me. ๐Ÿค
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At the end of the day, it made me tired, sad and boring... less lovable in fact. ๐Ÿ˜ง
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These days, my life focus is increasingly less about becoming someone other than myself, and more about un-becoming all of that other shit, so I can actually be myself.๐Ÿ”ฅ
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What used to feel so wrong, now feels just right. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
What used to feel so scary, now feels incredibly freeing. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
What used to feel not good enough, now feels like more than enough. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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Today I challenge you to unbecome whatever youโ€™re not, and instead tune in to all that you are. Quit hiding your magic and your fire. The world needs you to be exactly who you are, because YOU being you, makes the world a brighter place to live for everyone else. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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๐Ÿ“ธ: @justinbastien
๐Ÿ•: @undercanvasofficial


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The kind of place that reminds me that silence isnโ€™t empty, itโ€™s full of answers. Iโ€™m learning a lot just listening to natureโ€™s soundtrack, and right now sheโ€™s playing my favorite song. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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๐Ÿ“ธ: @justinbastien
๐Ÿ•: @undercanvasofficial


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Iโ€™m NOT a morning person. Never have been, and thought I never would be. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
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Iโ€™ve always been the person who makes sunrise plans, then wakes up tired, sleepily decides to flake on my plans and continue my slumber, and then Iโ€™m the person who feels bummed later on for missing out. ๐Ÿ˜’
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That was my story about myself: while some people can be functional at sunrise, I am not one of those people and I never will be. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
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Yet here I am on this trip, waking up for sunrise more often than not, and LOVING it. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Itโ€™s made me start thinking that maybe I AM one of those people who can be functional at sunrise, or at least I can be, when I drop my story and get my ass out of bed. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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Thatโ€™s the danger of words like โ€œneverโ€ and stories that involve them: because I believed Iโ€™d never be a morning person, I never actually tried very hard to be one. ๐Ÿค”
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Well, no more missing out on moments so I can sleep instead. Iโ€™ll sleep when Iโ€™m dead (or maybe just later in the day lol). Moments like this are always worth waking up for, so Iโ€™m making sunrise my friend. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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Now I have a new story about myself: I donโ€™t care how early it is, or how tired I feel, because this life is short and beautiful, and I am someone who can RALLY! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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๐Ÿ“ธ: @justinbastien
Sunrise yoga @undercanvasofficial wearing @aloyoga ๐Ÿ˜


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Neila! My favorite travel companion since 2004. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’—โœˆ๏ธ
Fun fact: check out what her name spells when you read it backwards! ๐Ÿ‘ฝ
(Totally didnโ€™t plan it that way, and only noticed when someone pointed it out to me 2 years ago. Itโ€™s actually so fitting. Love my little alien!) ๐Ÿ’—
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๐Ÿ“ธ: @justinbastien ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป


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My last week has been all about spending less time watching other people live their lives, and more time enjoying my own (goodbye watching IG stories and endlessly scrolling). And WOW, it feels so right. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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The more I think about it, the more I believe that our minds arenโ€™t built to take in and know what everyone we know is doing in every moment, let alone those we watch and donโ€™t even know personally. Itโ€™s too much. ๐Ÿคฏ
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This time on the road, with long breaks between 4G and WiFi-access, has been an incredible reminder that when I care so much about how everyone else is spending their time, it distracts me from caring as much how Iโ€™m spending my own time. ๐Ÿค”
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I donโ€™t want to be the one who misses the chance to see something incredible or connect with someone special, because I was looking down at my phone, watching someone else living their life. ๐Ÿ™€
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Instagram will still be here tomorrow. You can go back then, and find anything you missed, but this day, YOUR day, only exists today, so LIVE IT. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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I dare you to forget about documenting your moments or keeping up with anyone elseโ€™s for 1 day. I dare you to live this day for you, without concern for what anyone else is doing, or how any of this looks. ๐Ÿ™ˆ
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See how it feels to be truly present, and if you like it, do it more often... but be careful, because I can tell you first hand: in the same way that being on social media can be addictive, NOT being on it can be addictive too. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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๐Ÿ“ธ: @justinbastien
Outfit: @aloyoga


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Iโ€™m a really happy girl when you take me outside of the city. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Grateful for the reminder that the kind of eye-closing ecstatic happiness that I desire, is right there waiting for me out in nature. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
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Itโ€™s 97 degrees already, even though itโ€™s early, but Iโ€™ve got my little shady spot, cool water lapping at my feet, and a big smile on my face. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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Sometimes itโ€™s easy for me to get caught up in material desires, and too focused on what I donโ€™t have, rather than what I do. But out here, Iโ€™m abundantly aware that I donโ€™t actually need very much. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Thanks for being so awesome Nature. โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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๐Ÿ“ธ: @justinbastien


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We stayed the night in a van, and kept the doors open to stay cool. I could see the stars and later the Milky Way, and they sang me a lullaby as I went to sleep. I woke up feeling like this life is a dream. And then I remembered, it is. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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๐Ÿ“ธ: @justinbastien


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Didnโ€™t realize I liked talking about dating so much until my post on Thursday. Excited to partner with @hinge on another personal post:
Finding a healthy relationship is largely reliant upon choosing the right person to date in the first place. ๐Ÿค”
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Wonder how I know? Well, Iโ€™ve got quite a bit of experience choosing the wrong person. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
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With a few outliers of course, Iโ€™ve historically ended up choosing the emotionally unavailable guy, who is very charismatic, but also happens to be forgetful, awful at texting/calling (or communication in general, lol), and generally self-absorbed...the kind of guy that feeds my self-doubt. ๐Ÿค”
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Why did I keep choosing this type of guy in the first place, you ask? Well, I recently got tired of the repetition and started asking myself that same question. The answer I found wasnโ€™t pretty, but itโ€™s a game changer. ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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I continued to choose this type of guy because deep down, thatโ€™s what I thought I deserved. My fears and insecurities told me, in a quiet yet insistent voice, that I wasnโ€™t worth calling back, that I wasnโ€™t worth showing up for, that I wasnโ€™t deserving of love. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
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Then I went out and chose guys whose behavior, and whose very personalities, made that negative story I had about myself come true. Over and over again. ๐Ÿ˜ญ
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Well, not anymore! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
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As frustrating as the experiences that led to this realization have been, Iโ€™m grateful for them because they taught me an INCREDIBLE lesson that is already changing my life: people will love you to the exact degree to which you love yourself. ๐Ÿ’—
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Finding a healthy relationship starts with you. When you love yourself fully and deeply, it creates a ripple effect that impacts all of your decisions. It impacts not only the way you treat yourself but also the way that you allow others to treat you. Can you see where Iโ€™m going with this? ๐Ÿ˜‰
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If you want to choose the right person in the first place. First, choose yourself. Love yourself so much, that others canโ€™t help but agree with you, and donโ€™t accept anything less! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป ...oh and download @hinge in the App Store. ๐Ÿ˜œ
#hinge #Partner #HingeToYourHealth
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๐Ÿ“ธ: @amato.alexander ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป


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I don't often talkย about my dating life, but today I'm so excited to partner with @hinge on this personal post:
When dating apps first popped up on the scene, I was in a long term relationship. When we ended, I got to experience the joys (and sometimes sorrows lol) of dating apps for the first time.
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That was 3 years ago, and by now, Iโ€™ve tried most of them, and learned a lot about myself and relationships along the way.
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Iโ€™ve become an expert swiper (and learned that swiping an entire profile kind of dehumanizes people).
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Iโ€™ve become somewhat of a clairvoyant when searching profile photos for hints of REAL personality traits (and learned that personality is better showcased in words than photos).
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But perhaps my biggest lesson was that before I can have a healthy relationship with a dating app, or even better a partner, I have to have a healthy relationship with myself, and live a lifestyle that made me happy and filled my proverbial cup.
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To me, that looks like daily exercise, long walks in the morning and the evening with my dog, time spent alone, time spent with friends, minimizing screen time (phone, computer, TV, iPad, omg I have too many screens!), eating healthy and yummy foods, stepping out of my comfort zone (often), laughing (A LOT), crying (sometimes), reading REAL (paper) books, staying hydrated, and perhaps most important: feeling like Iโ€™m contributing some good to the world on a daily basis.
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Contributing good to the world can sometimes feel daunting. When it does, I remind myself that every contribution helps, even small choices, like using less plastic by bringing my own reusable cup and straw with me (thanks #hinge!), or promoting a dating app that aims to create healthy relationships, real partnerships, rather than furthering a culture of shallow hookups.
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If youโ€™re like me, and youโ€™re ready for something deeper and more meaningful, choose a dating app, like @hinge (download it in the App Store!), that not only helps you find a healthy relationship with a partner, but that also promotes having a healthy relationship with yourself and your life. ๐Ÿ’—
#Partner #HingeToYourHealth


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Has a bee ever landed on you, and instead of getting scared, you appreciate the possibility that you got confused for a flower? ๐ŸŒธ
Today Iโ€™m channeling my fears into love and gratitude. It feels better than the alternative, and Iโ€™m into it. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’—
This photo is from last week at #revolvecarnival, but today started with a metaphorical rollercoaster ride, and sitting here now a little later, I feel as happy as I look in this pic eating my popcorn after riding rollercoasters... so it seemed fitting. ๐ŸŽข๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
This caption is random, but I like it. Thanks for always rolling with me. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’—
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๐Ÿ“ธ: @ianahealey
๐Ÿ/๐ŸŒธ quote: @hayleystarr1111
@revolve #revolvearoundtheworld


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New mantra: If I want to be happy, I have to be happy on purpose. When I wake up, I wonโ€™t wait to see what type of day Iโ€™ll have. Instead, Iโ€™ll decide what type of day Iโ€™ll have, and spend the rest of the day making it so. Today Iโ€™ve decided that the day is going to be awesome. Letโ€™s do this! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป


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Sometimes you just have to flip your world upside down, shift your perspective, and then all of a sudden things make sense again. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Thanks @acrowithjon for never dropping me and teaching me more about how to trust. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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Weโ€™re both rocking @aloyoga ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


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