This is the view from my room. The first time I saw this view was almost 7 years ago when I had just moved to Massachusetts from Georgia. I hated living here for a long time. I had a story in my head for years that I wasn’t supposed to be here, that I was supposed to be starting high school with my friends in Georgia. This mindset impacted my self esteem dramatically. Every time there weren’t enough seats in a classroom or there was an odd number of students and we had to partner up, I would think to myself that I shouldn’t have been there in the first place, then everyone could have a partner, then everyone could have a seat without me here. This mentality plagued me for years.
We are all equally significant, and we all belong here. I wish sometimes that we could all be more inclusive and make everyone feel welcomed. I hope you know that your presence is essential, that you are so intricately tied into the universe unfolding. I hope you know that you belong here.
I’m starting to fall in love with New England, especially my hometown. The quiet roads, the small farms, the trails, the people that are so obviously from here. I love how much I’ve grown here and everything I’ve been through. I feel a chapter in my life ending soon, as I plan to move out West. I feel so comfortable here now, in a place that I used to feel a stranger to.
I’m sorry Massachusetts, for hating you. Thank you for everything. I’m gonna soak in the next year the best I can before I leave my comfort zone again and drop into the unknown 🌸
We all do really questionable things sometimes- amirite!?
We say the wrong things
Do the wrong things
Spend time with the wrong people
Take the wrong job
Turn down good opportunities
Spend too much money
Neglect things we shouldn’t
The list goes on.
Y’all, we ALL do stupid shit.
How many times though, did you literally sit there and pre plan it before you did it?!
My guess is not too often.
We do stupid things because we don’t know better or because we didn’t think to think before we acted.
We don’t always realize the repercussions of our actions.
Therefor, we act like dicks and screw things up.
Thank God though, this is NORMAL!
We’re all in different seasons of our lives and dealing with different things.
It’s important that we not only give ourselves some grace, but also everyone else around us.
Your “best” is going to look wildly different than someone else’s
& your best will look different day to day.
Learn from your stupid choices & don’t repeat them.
Acknowledge the good that will come from them,even when it’s hard to.
Forgive other people’s mistakes.
Get up- move on with your life & make a choice do better, because now that you’ve learned ... your best just got better & you have the answers for someone who might struggle with the same thing later on in life.
The beauty is that you get to support them now, because you’ve already lived it.
It’s a badass thing, really.
Help your sistas out.
We all need each other
weather we admit it or not ✌🏻
I have been coaching David Einhorn in preparation for the $1,000,000 @1dropwater#wsop event. He has an average stack with 9 players left. $10,000,000 for first. He will donate all winnings to charity. Let’s go!!!
•Don’t quit. You’re already in pain, you might as well get a reward from it.•
Fun fact: Sunday’s 5k was the first race in 4 years that I didn’t PR in. I had a feeling that would happen since life has been hectic and training has been rougher than usual. I just didn’t know how I would feel about it when push came to shove. So I was in the middle of the race, in pain, hot and uncomfortable. I look down at my watch and see that, yes, I in fact would not break any personal records. For a brief moment I thought “I think I’m gonna stop. I want to stop. What’s the point if there’s not a PR involved?” I’m embarrassed to admit I was thinking that way but it’s the truth! Then I realized that just because I wasn’t going to get a personal best didn’t mean finishing the race strong wasn’t worth it. It’s in moments like these in which we push through the pain and disappointment and show ourselves that we can still do something great and worthwhile. While I didn’t set a record, I’m proud for pushing through the negative thoughts and taking the pressure off of myself of constantly setting personal bests. That is probably one of the best rewards I’ve gotten from a race 🏃🏻♀️❤️. .
#LifeLessons for everyone 🙏
Life is about balance. Be kind, but don't let people abuse you. Trust, but don't get deceived. Be content, but never stop improving yourself.
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