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Me: you came back? Weekend: of course I came back Me: <span class="emoji emoji1f64a"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f483"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f483"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f483"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f483"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f483"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f483"></span> #tgif
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Me: you came back? Weekend: of course I came back Me: #tgif Me: you came back?
Weekend: of course I came back
Me: 🙊💃💃💃💃💃💃 #tgif
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Today was a really hard day for me and my wife @tatiana_loves_design Someone tried to scam us with ...
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Today was a really hard day for me and my wife @tatiana_loves_design Someone tried to scam us with work and broke our hearts and dreams into little pieces. Thankfully I realized it before it was too late and I hope that ended right then and there. HOWEVER, I'm not going to talk about the bad but ... Today was a really hard day for me and my wife @tatiana_loves_design
Someone tried to scam us with work and broke our hearts and dreams into little pieces. Thankfully I realized it before it was too late and I hope that ended right then and there. HOWEVER, I'm not going to talk about the bad but about the good that came after that. Since we were sad, we went out for a walk and went in the supermarket for few things we needed. Walking down the isles at my local @target store I passed by the "Back to School" section and to my surprise, I found a killer deal on @crayola markers. (Slide for details) I was like Daaayuuuummm!!! I gotta put my hands on these!! Then we kept walking and decided to go into, @michaelsstores and guess what?? Two for one on Canson sketch books!! LoL. A light of happiness came back to me with those two little details.
When I got back home, I hit the sketch book right away and to my surprise I liked the markers very much. This is the first time ever I used a Crayola markers and even tho it will take me a while to adapt to them, I'm blown away by the intensity of the color but at the same time, the lightness of the ink. You can easily mix colors and get nice effects. I did a little test and this is the result. I'm going to bed with a smile on my face because I found a new toy to help me expand my artistic horizons and because once again, art filled my life with happiness in a moment of sadness. 👉❤🎨
#crayola #markers #art #inspiration #type #illustration #type #typography #goodtype #typeyeah #typespire #thedailytype #graphicdesign #design #test #crayolarookie #herewego #drawing #handlettering #graphicart #typegang #practice #dailyart #typedaily #typetopia
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Nico came to me over a decade ago in a shoe box off the J train, a puppy passed into my hands on a sticky ...
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Nico came to me over a decade ago in a shoe box off the J train, a puppy passed into my hands on a sticky afternoon on a lower east side street corner. Right then we both fell into a love affair from which neither of us ever escaped. She became my baby and I became hers. When I fell pregnant she was the ... Nico came to me over a decade ago in a shoe box off the J train, a puppy passed into my hands on a sticky afternoon on a lower east side street corner. Right then we both fell into a love affair from which neither of us ever escaped. She became my baby and I became hers. When I fell pregnant she was the first to know, alerting me each of the three times by firmly planting her soft head on my belly and refusing to move, for hours, for days. She held me. When I gave birth at home she was there at my side, holding the space for me. And as the children grew, she nuzzled them and let them climb on her and slept with them each night, her 80 lb body carefully cradling their tiny frames, holding them safe. She was, quite simply, the most majestic creature I’ve ever known.
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Nico passed away a couple of weeks ago on a hot summer afternoon not unlike the one on which she came to me. She developed a heart tumor a few months back. I tried to fight it, to heal her, tooth and claw with everything I had. Yet life moved forward as it always does.
She suddenly- overnight it seemed- withered away, from strong to frail, boisterous to tired, healthy to sick, young to old. My god it was so alarmingly fast. And then I knew it was time for me to hold her.
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When I was a young girl living in Oregon there were wild woods behind our house. My two sisters and I would venture into them to wander and climb trees, and the adults would always hand us the leash on our way out the door and tell us sternly, if you get lost out there don’t worry, the dog will guide you home. We did get lost. And our dog always did pull us back, out of the forest, into the light. That dog’s name was Bubba. I was small, 4 or 5 years old, but I still remember. I hope my children will remember Nico too. I really do.
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She passed away in my arms. I laid with her on the floor and held her until she slipped away. In too many ways to ever tell, she’s guided me home. I hope that I did the same for her. For the past few weeks I kept praying for a miracle. I now realize that she was the miracle, and the past 10 years with her were a miraculous gift. Goodbye my sweet baby.
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Hold it! Seriously, hold up!! I must confess that I stole this photo off of my friend's Instagram ...
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Hold it! Seriously, hold up!! I must confess that I stole this photo off of my friend's Instagram [or others would say repost] because little does Ellie Ann Fenton (@varrvi) know, but she has inspired a HUGE group of #femalefilmmakers that came out of The University of Texas. 🐂 When I walked ... Hold it! Seriously, hold up!!
I must confess that I stole this photo off of my friend's Instagram [or others would say repost] because little does Ellie Ann Fenton (@varrvi) know, but she has inspired a HUGE group of #femalefilmmakers that came out of The University of Texas. 🐂
When I walked into RTF344M Studio Production and Professor Foshko introduced us to his TA's, I loved that I finally had a lady in production to look up to--Ellie Ann!! And for me being one of two ladies enrolled in this class, it meant more to me than I had ever imagined, having her there to guide Laura Yates and myself. Ellie Ann was knowledgable in every aspect and spoke with such wisdom. 🦄
After the semester was over, I knew it wouldn't be the last that I saw Ellie, even with her graduating and moving out to LA to attend AFI. When she came back to Austin, she was kind enough to bring me on some of her sets as an assistant camera. It was an honor to work at her side and soak up any knowledge that she imparted. 🎥
Ellie, I am so thrilled that I have had the pleasure to get to know you through the years and share jokes on set. If it were not for you, I would not be where I am today. You continually inspire countless ladies. Thank you for all of your hardwork and dedication. You have accomplished so many wonderful things, and there's much more to come for you! Cannot wait!! Cheers!

#futureisfemale #femalefilmmakerfriday #local600 adventure #wanderlust #adventuregirls #jetsetter #adventurelife #visualsoflife #beautifullife #womeninfilm #lovethislook #womenintheworld @womeninfilmla @womeninmediainc #cinematographer
#cameralove #setlife #onset #productionlife #filming #onlocation #filmset #bts #empoweringwomen #lifeonset #productionlife #bosslady #filmmakers #cameraoperator #fancyfriday #cameradept #camerawoman
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•LEDApple• Song: With the Wind "The stirring wind makes me think of us back then The season that ...
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•LEDApple• Song: With the Wind "The stirring wind makes me think of us back then The season that came to this street without change is shaking me up With the wind, this familiar scent came to me It fills up this street that we used to walk together, I think about it again The cold wind ... •LEDApple•
Song: With the Wind
"The stirring wind makes me think of us back then
The season that came to this street without change
is shaking me up

With the wind, this familiar scent came to me
It fills up this street that we used to walk together,
I think about it again

The cold wind blows especially more today
This season that we used to be together
has come again
Bringing the forgotten memories of you with the wind

On a night that is especially long,
I wear my long clothes
This street wears the season
that brings the memories of us
and I long for you again"
Trans: popgasa.com
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This song is really beautiful♡
#kpop #kpoplyrics #lyrics #kpopfanpage #music #LEDApple #SeoYoungjun #Youngjun #KimHyoseok #Hyoseok #LeeKyumin #Kyumin #KimKwangyeon #Kwangyeon #JangHanbyul #Hanbyul #WiththeWind #LEDApplelyrics #pplane_lyrics
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I refuse to believe it’s been 2 years since my last Big Hug<span class="emoji emoji1f62d"></span><span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ But a big hug that lasted forever since ...
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I refuse to believe it’s been 2 years since my last Big Hug️ But a big hug that lasted forever since I got the autographed tattooed I remember it was the last time I saw you play before I went to England for my 2nd year & I took in every little detail. From the warmups to you taking your first steps ... I refuse to believe it’s been 2 years since my last Big Hug😭❤️ But a big hug that lasted forever since I got the autographed tattooed😉
I remember it was the last time I saw you play before I went to England for my 2nd year & I took in every little detail. From the warmups to you taking your first steps on the pitch when you got subbed on, I cherished each moment as always.
After the game, was of course my favourite. You signed my mom’s Chelsea jersey as I handed you the bag of cookies & brownies & of course a letter. I had my Ivory Coast jersey but I was too ashamed to ask. I feel terrible asking you for anything since you have given me so much. But then you came back & signed more autographs & when you came to me again, I had to ask. You could hear the regret in my voice, I tried to justify asking you for something by explaining the meaning behind it, but you already knew. When I began to say why it means so much to me to have the Ivory Coast jersey I wore signed, you stopped me & said “Ahh Ivory Coast vs Mexico in New Jersey.” @christy13x & I looked at each other like 😳🤯. To this day I still don’t know how you remembered that. But you knew how much it meant to me. When you gave it back, I was just like 😱. You wrote “Big Hugs” on it, & I had just written in the letter how your hugs are my favourite thing in the world! & it also meant that I was not letting you leave without getting one last Big Hug! We also learned how you can read my mind when you said “See you in New England”! In your arms I feel like I absorb your strength, but what gives me the most power is the feeling of being understood. It’s been so long, but I continue to rely on the kindness & the virtues you taught me to guide me through life. Having Big Hugs tattooed always reminds me that I must never give up, have kindness & respect be the at the core of everything I do, & to try & inspire others. I hope to make your proud one day🙏🏻🤗 #dailydoseofdidier
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The question @amiaserrano and I always get asked: “How’d you two meet?” That led to the creation ...
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The question @amiaserrano and I always get asked: “How’d you two meet?” That led to the creation of @romiastyles - Me (my point of view): It all started off on a two day shoot in Malibu with a company called Peter Coppola by me asking her is she from a agency lol she quickly answered me no. I would ... The question @amiaserrano and I always get asked: “How’d you two meet?” That led to the creation of @romiastyles
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Me (my point of view): It all started off on a two day shoot in Malibu with a company called Peter Coppola by me asking her is she from a agency lol 😂 she quickly answered me no. I would say even @philipwolffhair knew what was going on cause after the fact I told him this girl is cute & seems nice I asked him what do you think? 🤔 He said ok you think she is then go talk with her. In the middle of the day we were on top of this mountain where she came out of her burrow lol 😂 (inside of the house) for last looks. I then approached her again asking what is your nationality she said to me guess? I tried to guess & I was wrong. She then ask me what was mine. I said guess. She started opening up after that. We were finally having a conversation after a few attempts of trying to speak with her. I asked her if she needed help holding the wardrobe she said no about 2 times and then said yes you can. Phillip & chief at the time then turn around looking at me holding wardrobe lol I accidentally drop it, pick it up cause damn it was heavy holding it for so long! 😬 Well at this point I was dropping hints we should hang out. The next day I wasn’t suppose to go cause I had another shoot to attend to, but instead I finished this shoot that way I could see her again. I told her good morning held out my hand for a ✋ lmao. That day her car broke down and I felt really bad with what happen with her so I came back in close to the end of the day and asked if she was ok? I gave her a hug and asked if we were going to hang out and that I can pick her up. I was persistent. I said I’ll drive out - me not knowing how far murrieta is 😂 well that was the beginning. 🙌🏽 I also was mentioning we should collaborate on a shoot sometime soon and that’s where @mprelic came into place and created our first editorial together. After that, that’s where @romiastyles came into play. It’s my name and @amiaserrano’s name to create Romia. There is so much more to come so follow our account @romiastyles for more inspiring work of ours.
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 #tbt to last week in Italy when I drank all the wine and indulged in some <span class="emoji emoji1f35d"></span> I don’t regret 1 minute of ...
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#tbt to last week in Italy when I drank all the wine and indulged in some I don’t regret 1 minute of it because if you know me, then you know I’m all for #balance and living life! That includes enjoying treats in moderation and enjoying every minute of a vacation! Although I had my fair share of ... #tbt to last week in Italy when I drank all the wine and indulged in some 🍝 I don’t regret 1 minute of it because if you know me, then you know I’m all for #balance and living life! That includes enjoying treats in moderation and enjoying every minute of a vacation! Although I had my fair share of treats, I still stayed on track with my workouts, got in over 20,000 steps a day sightseeing, made lots of healthy food choices 🍳🥗🍌🍓, and came back and got right back on track. That’s the 🔑

In the past I would have let a vacation totally derail me. I would beat myself up and it would take me weeks to get back on track. Honestly, that only made it harder to get back into the swing of things. Now I have no excuses. I have a program that only requires me to workout 4 days a week, gives me flexibility with my nutrition plan AND I have a community of women who all motivate me and hold me accountable to getting right back on track.

Don’t wait to make that fresh start. Trust me, the longer you wait, the harder it is! If you need help getting back on track or making a fresh start with your fitness and nutrition, I’m here to help. My “Freshly Brewed You” group started this week and it’s the perfect opportunity to break those bad habits and establish some new healthy ones. Fill out the link in my bio or message me to take the 1st step in your new healthy journey!
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Facebook memories reminded me that two years ago today I “deleted” my IG. All I remembered was what ...
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Facebook memories reminded me that two years ago today I “deleted” my IG. All I remembered was what bad time that was for me. I don’t think I’ve ever thought that low of myself. But I’m grateful for it. A photo of me that I had edited was posted and I received a ton of hate back on my photos and to my ... Facebook memories reminded me that two years ago today I “deleted” my IG. All I remembered was what bad time that was for me. I don’t think I’ve ever thought that low of myself. But I’m grateful for it. A photo of me that I had edited was posted and I received a ton of hate back on my photos and to my direct messages. Kaycee got some of that backlash as well. I’ve told this story a couple of times so I won’t go into too much detail so if you want to know more please feel free to send me a message.

But back then I would go into deep mood swings and was so insecure about myself. Going back to therapy really helped a lot! During that time I realized I had to pause in those really low moments and actively think about that feeling, if it was valid and why I was feeling it. It’s like I had to break myself down from the top and build it back up again from the beginning. Through that process I learned who I was and how to be happy. Then I came back to IG and owned what I had done and addressed me photoshopping my body. Now those words have effect on me and the comments don’t even make me bat an eye.

It’s kind of fun now to sit back and think about that period of time and reflect on the growth I’ve had. That break from IG and all that drama was the best thing I could have done for myself. I remember starting my other account that I post more photos of our home and life. When I started that page I felt totally free just to begin again as me. It was awesome! Coming back to this account and talking about what was happening was very empowering. I wanted to continued to talk about my struggles not only because I hope it helps someone, but because it helps me too. If you’re feeling upset about something, try talking about it. For me, talking about it takes the power away from it. 😊😘


**Photos of my body is not something l really like to do. But I have really fallen in love with my body recently and wanted to go outside my comfort zone to honor it.☺️ And the photos behind me are some of the more mild comments that were said to me during that time. I’m only using them as an example.❤️ They just remind me this world needs more love.
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My dog, "Maybe" (thank you Arrested Developement), has quite the personality. She is 9.5yrs old ...
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My dog, "Maybe" (thank you Arrested Developement), has quite the personality. She is 9.5yrs old and I've had her since she was 5mo old. Our story: I was with my partner at the time in Las Vegas. I practically begged him to get a dog back then. You know, because a dog will "fix" our relationship. ... My dog, "Maybe" (thank you Arrested Developement), has quite the personality. She is 9.5yrs old and I've had her since she was 5mo old.
Our story:
I was with my partner at the time in Las Vegas. I practically begged him to get a dog back then. You know, because a dog will "fix" our relationship. 😂 Anyway, we went to the shelter and had every intention of checking out Rat Terriers. We took out and walked several, but they just weren't a good fit. Then, we came across an Australian cattle dog mix. We walked up the the cage and she rolled over on her back. I was instantly smitten.
We played with her for a good 30 min before putting her back up.
I really wanted to bring her home that day. But, my ex insisted that we go home and think about it. It was late in the day, so they weren't adopting anymore dogs that evening anyway. So, we went home, thought about it, and decided to pick her up the next morning.

The next morning, we went back to the shelter and hour after they opened, went straight for her crate, but she wasn't in there. They told us that someone adopted her 20 min prior. I was DEVASTATED.

Two weeks later, I'm browsing the pet section of Craiglist, and I see, "Australian Cattle dog mix". I click on the link.
It was the SAME DOG! 😱😱😱 I called the owner and she said that the dog was in her crate for 12hrs a day, they had a small house and they didn't know she needed so much attention (eyeroll). I told the woman I wanted her, and we picked her up the next day.
This dog came back to me!!! It was fate.

When my ex and I were splitting up, he asked, "Can I have the dog?"
And, if I recall, my response was, "Fuck you, that dog is mine!" 😂😂😂 She's been with me ever since.

Maybe has been there for me for years, and always shows unconditional love. We’ve had countless adventures together and she adapts to any situation very easily. She is literally the best dog I’ve ever had.
She's come a long way from running the streets from Downtown Las Vegas as a stray. 🐶😃✌️
#adoptdontshop
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This is what a family looks like. And just like that, THAT’S A WRAP on THE RHYTHM SECTION. It’s taken ...
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This is what a family looks like. And just like that, THAT’S A WRAP on THE RHYTHM SECTION. It’s taken me a long time to admit it. actually over two weeks! I’ve been in the edit for a week & coming down off this shoot has been particularly hard. This was easily the most all consuming & challenging ... This is what a family looks like. And just like that, THAT’S A WRAP on THE RHYTHM SECTION. It’s taken me a long time to admit it. actually over two weeks! I’ve been in the edit for a week & coming down off this shoot has been particularly hard.
This was easily the most all consuming & challenging but also the most gratifying experience.
Last year we prepped for 3 months, shot for 2 months then we went on a long hiatus & nearly EVERY SINGLE PERSON on the crew came back to finish our film 6 MONTHS LATER... which doesn’t fucking happen. A crew of nearly 400 people!! And they all came back - for another 3 months- from each of their own lives, just to see this one story through TO THE VERY END.
This crew is, simply put, the A LIST. It was my first time working with each of them because they typically do the “big stuff”. But instead, they spent the last year with me. They dedicated themselves to make all my crazy dreams come true.
Not only the department heads, but also everyone who worked for them.
Although we started out as strangers, they all made this film their #1 mission for an entire year. Not for a lack of other work & certainly not for the money. The novelty of the fact that all of these legends believed so fully in our film never wears off. 🙏🏼 It was painful how much I missed my family back home but now it’s no surprise I feel a big piece of me is missing - because this is also my family. I am so lucky to have had them all carry me & the film on their shoulders for the last year. And I can’t wait till I’m with this world class crew again. I love you Team Rhythm Section!!! We made an “action movie!!!” I think...or something else entirely lol 😳Can you believe it?! 👍🏼👍🏼 #THERHYTHMSECTIONMOVIE ps. scroll to end photos for incriminating #gangstabobbitt photographic evidence #seanbobbitt #slanbitt #tomconroy #crispiansallis #georgewalker #leemorrison #chriscorbould @shantallcons
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I woke up to the smell of bacon Y-Mark?? M-yeah? Y-are you cooking breakfast M-no I go down stairs ...
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I woke up to the smell of bacon Y-Mark?? M-yeah? Y-are you cooking breakfast M-no I go down stairs and see Y-MOM Y/M-hey y/n M- hey mom where is dad Y/m-he is getting something from the car After we eat breakfast my dad comes in Y&M-DAD Y/D-hey kids I brought you guys something He ... I woke up to the smell of bacon
Y-Mark??
M-yeah?
Y-are you cooking breakfast
M-no
I go down stairs and see
Y-MOM
Y/M-hey y/n
M- hey mom where is dad
Y/m-he is getting something from the car
After we eat breakfast my dad comes in
Y&M-DAD
Y/D-hey kids I brought you guys something
He showed me this locket with a family picture in it and he gave Mark a dog tag necklace with a picture of us
Y-thanks dad
About an hour later I got a text from hunter asking if asking if I wanted to go skating with him and I said yes
Y-mom, dad I will be back in a little I'm going skating
Y/m-ok be safe
I went to Humters house and we drove to the skating rink
H-so how are things
Y-they are good my parents came back home last night after a two month trip
H-wow
Once we got their we skated and me being me I fell and scraped my knee
H-are you okay??
Y-yeah I'm just hungry
We went to get food and the cashier said
Cashier-what a lovely couple
H-uhm actually we aren't a couple
Cashier- sure you aren't
We ordered some food and
Y-shot I spilt ketchup on myself
H-I think I have something at home come on
Y-ok
He drove to his house and gave me a sweatshirt
Y-thanks hunter but you didn't have to give me this
H-it's ok and your shirt was covered with ketchup so
Before I left I hugged him
Jacobs P.O.V
I was walking to y/n's house to hangout and then I saw her at hunters house with his SWEATSHIRT and she was hugging him and it looked like she wasn't wearing pants!!!! I can't believe she would cheat on me
-your P.O.V-
(You had a extra pair of shorts at hunters house for some reason)
When I was walking home I saw Jacob
Y-hey Jacob
J- ...
Y-Jacob?
He turned around and his eyes were red and puffy
Y-Jacob were you crying
J-WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK I WAS DOING
Y-why are you screaming
Just then mark came outside
M-why are you guys so loud and why are you wearing different clothes
J-BECAUSE SHE WAS CHEATING ON ME WITH HUNTER BECAUSE SHE JUST LEFT HIS HOUSE FROM BANGING HIM(😂)
M-what?!
Y-i wasn't f*ckkng cheating
J-then why are you wearing different clothes wait I don't want to hear it
Y-Jacob
Then Jacob left --- hope you liked sorry that I haven't posted also dm me some ideas
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Saturday morning started off cold but dry but due to practice being red flagged for another rider, ...
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Saturday morning started off cold but dry but due to practice being red flagged for another rider, I only managed 2 laps. Qualifying I was able to put in a few more laps but I hadn’t really found my rhythm with the track. Just before the start of the 1st race it started raining 🌧 (not heavy but “mental ... Saturday morning started off cold but dry but due to practice being red flagged for another rider, I only managed 2 laps. Qualifying I was able to put in a few more laps but I hadn’t really found my rhythm with the track.
Just before the start of the 1st race it started raining 🌧 (not heavy but “mental rain” that threw me off) Last minute I decided to put a wet front in but this meant that I was still tightening my front wheel when the race started!! After a rush to get ready, I started from the pit lane. I managed to push and battle my way up to 27th before the race was red flagged for my team mate @nathanker_143
During lunch the rain had settled in. By my 2nd race it was snowing and I had changed to full wets. I managed to get one of my best starts all year but as the dirt section was taken out due to the rain, I was caught off guard by the mud that was on the track and crashed out on the first lap. After getting up, I set off dead last, again🙄. The wet conditions really suited me and I fought from the back to 15th. I came back covered in mud with a massive grin on my face 😁. For the final race I got a good start and continued where I left off in the second race, battling my way through the pack with the rain and snow still coming down. I felt comfortable on the KTM 350 and my best lap time from that race matched those of the Bs and even a rider in the A race!! After a few ups and downs I finished 14th overall.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me, not only this weekend but all season. If I wasn’t for my Dad I wouldn’t have been able to ride at all this year. I’d also like to thank Nora sport for putting on an exceptional championship, Laura and Amy for my pep talks all year and David for always taking the time to tell me when I riding like girl 😂
Many thanks also to the photographers that spend their weekends taking photos of all the riders. Thanks rob, peter and John.
I can definitely now say that I’ve crash tested my @ravengoggles and there’s not a mark on them! Thanks to @ghostbikes , @24mx , Raven Goggles and @owkayclothing for the support, I’m already looking forward to the 2019 season!!🔜
📸 @shootinit
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Welcome back, my @roamluggage ! Being a good company doesn’t mean never making mistakes. But ...
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Welcome back, my @roamluggage ! Being a good company doesn’t mean never making mistakes. But it does mean having excellent customer service. Roam passed with flying (customized) colors. Last month I decided to give myself a little birthday splurge, and I ordered a piece of Roam luggage ... Welcome back, my @roamluggage !

Being a good company doesn’t mean never making mistakes. But it does mean having excellent customer service. Roam passed with flying (customized) colors.

Last month I decided to give myself a little birthday splurge, and I ordered a piece of Roam luggage which I customized with my some of my favorite colors. When it arrived in the mail, I loved it…but it wasn’t quite perfect. One specification I had requested was not captured. It was really minor and I thought about not going through the hassle to return it, but I did let the Roam customer service know and they quickly sent me a return slip and encouraged me to please send it back so they could fix it.

I sent it off mid-December and figured with the holiday rush of orders and the over taxed postal system, I definitely wouldn’t get it back until after Christmas. Happy to say I was very wrong! It came back just to my specifications in under a week!

Thanks to the folks at Roam for providing a good product and very helpful and responsive customer service. Now my December birthday gift can be under the Christmas tree (cause you all know we December birthdays always have one Birthday-Christmas gift). Note: this is not an ad. Just shedding some light on a brand I like. #theressomuchtosee
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Soooo my Grandmother-in-law @pepsi.addict50 was Christmas shopping yesterday at @rossdressforless and hears "Save Me" featuring yours truly from @leelajamesofficial amazing album "Fall For You" playing in the store🏾 Was blessed to have 3 placements on this album but what was ... Soooo my Grandmother-in-law @pepsi.addict50 was Christmas shopping yesterday at @rossdressforless and hears "Save Me" featuring yours truly from @leelajamesofficial amazing album "Fall For You" playing in the store‼️🙌🏾🚀🚀 Was blessed to have 3 placements on this album but what was most amazing to me is that this song verified what I'd always stayed true to: my art as an artist. So many wanted to keep me in the producer box and when I produced the beat, Rex picked out the drums, then I threw guitar and some Rhodes on then wrote/demo'd the hook and left it on the desktop, came back Leela said that it didn't feel the same after she laid the hook w/o my vocals, so we put them back and she then asked me to write another verse too and make it a duet! As an indie artist she still gave me the opportunity to have my first vocal appearance on a major label project.
Moral of the story is remain who you are in what you do always and others who are truly for YOU will open the door for you! S/O to you @leelajamesofficial for being real always! Much love🙏🏾🤗
PS- Record was mixed by my favorite legendary mix engineer extraordinaire @richardfurchmix 👊🏾🚀 S/O to all you 3 for helping a young aspiring kid from flint share the gift!! @leelajamesofficial @rexkrideout @richardfurchmix •

#christmas #shopping #family #love #inspiration #holiday #music #passion #amazing #smile #california #motivation #artist #producer #songwriter #grandma #store #ddsdiscounts #merrychristmas #song #like #thankful #blessed #bestoftheday #instagood #believe #beyou #life #jriii
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Good evening Bom....pls keep me anonymous, Bom I knew this guy before I got admission into the University ...
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Good evening Bom....pls keep me anonymous, Bom I knew this guy before I got admission into the University it's going to be five years by September,he has been supportive  and we love each other so much(he loves me more) from the first day he's been asking my hands out in marriage,  my mom (kinda ... Good evening Bom....pls keep me anonymous, Bom I knew this guy before I got admission into the University it's going to be five years by September,he has been supportive  and we love each other so much(he loves me more) from the first day he's been asking my hands out in marriage,  my mom (kinda single mom) refused saying she wants me to get admission into the University, first my family members say the age difference is much I might get tired of him(u can't even tell this from our looks), he didn't go to school...that our ways of thinking is different, and he's type of work is not fit for me, he kept calm,  he came back again wen I got admission my mum said he should wait till I'm done with year one, he came bk again, my mum kept doing this, and all this while this guy kept in touch, and we see each other and he's faithful, now last year out of my pressure to marry this guy she agreed and we were all set for marriage by Dec. Mum called a prayer woman that he's not my husband and he's not the right guy for me revealing so many things of him even being abusive in the future and me regretting it,  so the wedding was cancelled and I asked him to look for someone else,  yet he didn't want to, and I also didn't want him to leave, now we're back again and he wants to do things next month, mum didn't say anything till today when I called to Ask how far I've not heard from you yet,  mum is still telling me he's not the right man,  that I'd regret this marriage, pls I need advice from the room, I love this guy he's been through alot because of me,  I know how unfaithful (not like I've slept with someone else o)  and nonchalant I've been to him yet he always forgave and has never cheated, and he hasn't shown me any abusive treat yet (he's hot tempered to an extent tho)  I also love my mum,  she brought me up.. Now I'm scared of letting go and I'm also scared of marrying him.. What do I do pls
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This girl right here is MAGIC right to her core @itzdanee <span class="emoji emoji1f60d"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f4aa"></span>🏽<span class="emoji emoji1f4ab"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f49b"></span> It has been so inspiring and so fun ...
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This girl right here is MAGIC right to her core @itzdanee 🏽 It has been so inspiring and so fun seeing your progress and consistent determination and dedication to your goals. . Let me tell you all why.... . After our initial consultation she told me she wanted to work with me & that she ... This girl right here is MAGIC right to her core @itzdanee 😍💪🏽💫💛 It has been so inspiring and so fun seeing your progress and consistent determination and dedication to your goals.
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Let me tell you all why....
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After our initial consultation she told me she wanted to work with me & that she would do whatever it took to achieve her goals. Well... She didn’t just tell me, I saw it.
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Commuting 40 min to and from @elev8tionfitness gym @ 6AM not even in her own car, in an Uber. She never cancelled, she did her HW, followed her nutrition program, and gave no less than 200% with a fucking smile every damn session. 😱👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
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Now tell me she ain’t magic.
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✨SWIPE✨to check out her amazing progress videos. It’s all about your mental state. If you can’t find it, find someone who’ll show you the way, don’t have misdirected energy. That’ll leave you unmotivated and frustrated.
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Daniela came to me telling me she wanted to be “super fit” no more back fat and have a booty to twerk.🤣😏 I said “gurllll I got you, you came to the right place.” She trusted me and she trusted the process.
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Congratulations woman on your amazing progress and new body! You’re not only strong inside but now outside too! Thank you for giving me your time and for allowing me to be a part of your journey. I can’t wait too see what new heights you reach!! #timetofly & twerk lol 🤩🙌🏽
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I don’t talk about this a lot... But... Today, this album is 4 years old to the public, but it is actually ...
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I don’t talk about this a lot... But... Today, this album is 4 years old to the public, but it is actually 8 years old to me. I started this record when I was 16 with super talented friend/producer Jamie Houston, and we finished it at 18. I came to Nashville from a rock band in Massachusetts. I knew ... I don’t talk about this a lot... But... Today, this album is 4 years old to the public, but it is actually 8 years old to me. I started this record when I was 16 with super talented friend/producer Jamie Houston, and we finished it at 18. I came to Nashville from a rock band in Massachusetts. I knew nothing about the foundation of a good song. Honestly, it took me 5 years in Nashville before I wrote a song on my own, that I felt comfortable enough to start playing at my shows, and that song was “whiskey & weed.” Which was actually written before this album came out. I begged everyone to let me release it with “Even The River Runs” because of how well w&w was being received on tour, and how much I identified with it at the time. I was shot down and w&w was never released. The album came out August 19, 2014 when I was 22 years old. I really wish I would’ve paused in that moment more to appreciate all the years of hard work that people were finally getting to hear. I was so distracted with music biz /personal drama , along with never really being connected with the music in the first place as an artist. It was immature of me to take it out on the music itself. And here’s why, this record gave me the opportunity to write and LEARN from some of the most talented songwriters/musicians in the world. My first write in Nashville I was 17, and I came back to the hotel practically in tears ready to pack up and go home. However, through encouragement from family/friends I just kept going. The first couple years i usually woke up depressed on the day of a write, because I was embarrassed to not be able to hold my own in them. That was my pride. I’m not sure what made me think at 17–21 that I needed to be just as good of a writer as the women and men who have been doing it for 30 years. Took me time, patience, and a lot of humbling to figure that out. The most important thing I’m thankful for now, is that I love the process. I appreciate all of the moments. Failing and learning from it/Succeeding and continuing the hunger. This record gave me the knowledge and platform to pursue and write the music that I truly love deep in my heart. I’m very thankful for it all. 🙏🏼🖤
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Rage was definitely a tough race this year. We ran a new setup that was great for qualifying, where ...
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Rage was definitely a tough race this year. We ran a new setup that was great for qualifying, where we ended up 4th out of 35. On Saturday, it came back to bite us. I also knocked my shifter linkage out of adjustment and couldn’t get 2nd gear. when the Day 1 dust settled, we had to start 14th on Sunday. ... Rage was definitely a tough race this year. We ran a new setup that was great for qualifying, where we ended up 4th out of 35. On Saturday, it came back to bite us. I also knocked my shifter linkage out of adjustment and couldn’t get 2nd gear. when the Day 1 dust settled, we had to start 14th on Sunday. We changed back to my familiar setup for Day 2 and we were running strong. Had an issue after making a pass in the moonbumps on lap 4 and the car shut off. Got restarted then lost power steering at the top of the wash on that same lap. Came into a left turn out of sorts and couldn’t save it with the steering challenges. Struggled with post roll over issues and had to restart the car several times on my last lap but fought for it and made it to the finish roughly 15 minutes down from the leader. That’s racing. But, it was very painful after such a great season. Looking back at these photos, I am reminded of all the wonderful times, amazing friendships, tremendous support and memories that will last a lifetime. Greg, you are truly amazing and work so hard to give me the best car you can. George Jimenez, working with you this year was a priveledge. @impactbymcs, thank you for your support this year. Brandon, Mom, Dad and the rest of my family and friends, I am humbled by your continued backing of this crazy woman’s dream. I love you all beyond words! I never expected to be here my first full season as DOR in a pro class. I am so proud of the effort of all those that it took to get here. Thank you! @impactbymcs @kingshocks @jimco_racing_inc @dfttrans @sunocoracing @pciraceradios @bfgoodrichtires @bajadesignsofficial @hotwire @signpros
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UNCLE YAMMER LOVE YA SOUL OG YOU INSTILLED ALOT OF HUSTLE IN ME FROM A PUP GOT SO MANY GOOD MEMORIES ...
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UNCLE YAMMER LOVE YA SOUL OG YOU INSTILLED ALOT OF HUSTLE IN ME FROM A PUP GOT SO MANY GOOD MEMORIES WITH YOU MEMBER U GAVE ME 100$ in 1s TO STAY IN THE TELLY BY MYSELF WHILE MY MOM AND YALL WENT OUT OR WHEN YOU GAVE ME A DOLLAR FOR EVERY PUSH UP I COULD DO DAMN MAN SHIT WACK U WAS JUST IN FRONT OF MY MOM CRIB ... UNCLE YAMMER LOVE YA SOUL OG YOU INSTILLED ALOT OF HUSTLE IN ME FROM A PUP GOT SO MANY GOOD MEMORIES WITH YOU MEMBER U GAVE ME 100$ in 1s TO STAY IN THE TELLY BY MYSELF WHILE MY MOM AND YALL WENT OUT OR WHEN YOU GAVE ME A DOLLAR FOR EVERY PUSH UP I COULD DO DAMN MAN SHIT WACK U WAS JUST IN FRONT OF MY MOM CRIB I TOLD YOU I LOVE YOU..... AND TO STOP BEING SO ANGRY SAID YOU LOVE ME 2 AND SAID NAH FUCK DAT 😂........ THAT DAY WAS @yk.vaun PASSING IK IT WAS A ROUGH DAY YOU TOLD ME ROLL UP SUMN WITH CHU WHEN I CAME BACK I NEVER CAME BACK THRU MAN IM SICK FRFR ONLY NIGGA WHO STILL CALLED ME YOUNG POOH 😭 AND YOU ALWAYS SUPPORTING ME WITH MY MUSIC TO THE FULLEST I KNOW YOU HAPPY YOU UP THERE WITH VAUN YALL FINALLY CAN CATCH UP AND BUILD A STRONGER BOND IN SPIRIT TELL MONTANA MY NANA AND DOODIE WE LOVE AND MISS EM 😪💔🖤
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Kinda late post but haven’t been feeling well, got attacked by vertigo since last Thursday and still ...
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Kinda late post but haven’t been feeling well, got attacked by vertigo since last Thursday and still not fully recovered yet. So far the toughest Brazilian jiu jitsu competition for me as I was not in great shape because I was still having vertigo. I was feeling light headed, imbalance, dizziness, ... Kinda late post but haven’t been feeling well, got attacked by vertigo since last Thursday and still not fully recovered yet.
So far the toughest Brazilian jiu jitsu competition for me as I was not in great shape because I was still having vertigo. I was feeling light headed, imbalance, dizziness, nauseous and at some points my heart was being way too fast that I thought I was going to faint, thankfully nothing unfortunate happened plus I managed to still perform okay and won all 4 of my matches and close out with my team mates @tjuntjunnie (huge respect to this guy because he kicked cancer in the groin, came back strong and even competed), @eyap6789 (another guy to have huge respect for, snap his shin into half before but still have the courage to come back for competition) and @danilorabeloreisbjj in the gi (one of the best feelings in the world). This vertigo attack did not only affect me physically but mentally too as I did panic before my matches and in between matches but I tried my absolute best to calm my self down and made sure I fought in a more calm and focus state if not the results would have been very different.
Thank you to coaches professor @escobarbjj, @aaron_jiujiteiro and @ian_lee88 for always believing in me and teaching me, team mates from @leveragebjjhq and other mebjj gyms for the everyday porrada training (especially the LLC), sponsors @fightaestheticmy (for the gi and nogi gears), @acailab (for fuelling me up with energy), @drinkflash (for the mental focus flash shots) and @crucialrehab (for taking care of my injuries), my opponents for the matches, and the organiser @copadamalasia for their hardwork organising this competition!

#leveragebjj
#LLC
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#teamxfightacademy
#mebjj
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#copadamalasia
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Lately, my Clare Bear has been ANGRY. Like really mad. She throws fits of rage at the drop of a hat and ...
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Lately, my Clare Bear has been ANGRY. Like really mad. She throws fits of rage at the drop of a hat and it has been really frustrating and kind of scary for me and Rob. - I came back from #CFLRetreat last week with new eyes for this behavior. I saw that behind the anger was a deep, dark pain. - I've ... Lately, my Clare Bear has been ANGRY. Like really mad. She throws fits of rage at the drop of a hat and it has been really frustrating and kind of scary for me and Rob.
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I came back from #CFLRetreat last week with new eyes for this behavior. I saw that behind the anger was a deep, dark pain.
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I've always said that because of her cerebral palsy, Clare works twice as hard as everyone else and complains half as much. I now recognize that she is holding a lot in, maybe even trying to protect me and Rob from her hurt and pain.
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My first day back, she had one of these episodes. I can't even remember what triggered it, but she was shaking and screaming, totally out of control.
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I took her up to her room and told her to scream as loud and hard and long as she could.
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Then I told her that it was okay to be angry, but that I was her best friend in the whole world and that she could talk to me about her anger.
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She immediately softened. Tearfully, she asked if we could take a walk so that she could talk about "lefty". (Her name for her left hand, which she has very little control over because of her CP.)
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We stepped outside and suddenly she was happy, smiling, holding my hand. As she shared her frustration about not being able to control her movements, about not being able to carry things, about the unfairness of it all, she seemed lighter with each step.
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The simple act of naming her anger and saying it out loud was healing.
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I asked her to tell me the things she was really good at. "Spelling, writing, coloring, and....,” as she gave me a mischievous smile, “...running." Then she sprinted home, smiling ear to ear.
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#cerebralpalsy #specialneedsmama #specialkids #hemikid #hemiplegia #emotionalintelligence #healingenergy #anger #lettinggoofanger #angerisasecondaryemotion #painistemporary #momofspecialneeds #raisingstronggirls #raisingstrongdaughters
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Super nervous about posting this but here goes nothing <span class="emoji emoji1f64f"></span>🏿<span class="emoji emoji1f64a"></span> So this picture here is me at 14 years old ...
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Super nervous about posting this but here goes nothing 🏿 So this picture here is me at 14 years old when I was diagnosed with bone cancer (osteosarcoma) it was the most terrifying and surreal experience I’ve ever been through. But with the help of my loving family my support system I managed ... Super nervous about posting this but here goes nothing 🙏🏿🙊 So this picture here is me at 14 years old when I was diagnosed with bone cancer (osteosarcoma) it was the most terrifying and surreal experience I’ve ever been through. But with the help of my loving family my support system I managed to finish my chemo and surgery treatment, only to finish and find out 18 months later I’d need to go through all of that again because it came back in my lungs. I don’t know how I did it but God pulled me through and was with me every step of the way.
I thank God for my Mum, sister, brother and bro in law, best support system ever. Moving forward, I am 8 years I’m remission thank God, I am alive and healthy (though I still face daily struggles) But thank God for bringing me this far and I’m excited for the plans he has for me. I sometimes beat myself up for not accomplishing certain goals at certain periods, but I hardly ever just step back and appreciate what I’ve been through and how I am still here.
Big 25. #tct #jimmyteenstv #macmillan #cancersurviour #fucancer #letsfindacure #clicsargent #teenagecancertrust #brightlightstudy #standuptocancer
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me after seeing shawn mendes front row yesterday:⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ i thought that i've been hurt before⁣⁣ but ...
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me after seeing shawn mendes front row yesterday:⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ i thought that i've been hurt before⁣⁣ but no one's ever left me quite this sore⁣⁣ your words cut deeper than a knife⁣⁣ now i need someone to breathe me back to life⁣⁣ got a feeling that i'm going under⁣⁣ but i know that i'll make it ... me after seeing shawn mendes front row yesterday:⁣⁣
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i thought that i've been hurt before⁣⁣
but no one's ever left me quite this sore⁣⁣
your words cut deeper than a knife⁣⁣
now i need someone to breathe me back to life⁣⁣
got a feeling that i'm going under⁣⁣
but i know that i'll make it out alive⁣⁣
if i quit calling you my lover⁣⁣
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you watch me bleed until i can't breathe⁣⁣
i'm shaking falling onto my knees⁣⁣
and now that i'm without your kisses⁣⁣
i'll be needing stitches⁣⁣
i'm tripping over myself⁣⁣
aching begging you to come help⁣⁣
and now that i'm without your kisses⁣⁣
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#so #sore #i #died #and #came #back #to #life
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Today another dream came true. After five years of tremendous struggle in one of the toughest markets ...
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Today another dream came true. After five years of tremendous struggle in one of the toughest markets in the world, I finally made my debut with the @bigtennetwork production crew for the @[email protected] game this afternoon! It was surreal having my first credential tied ... Today another dream came true. After five years of tremendous struggle in one of the toughest markets in the world, I finally made my debut with the @bigtennetwork production crew for the @[email protected] game this afternoon! It was surreal having my first credential tied to my belt, having conversations with some media people I’ve followed for years, and having my own headset to communicate with the production truck. And to celebrate this occasion, I brought the frame of my favorite picture with my grandma along with my first triathlon medal I earned on her first birthday after she died. She was with me for the first half of this journey, and now she’s smiling from above. 👼

People have doubted me because I have Asperger’s. Others have suggested I move to a smaller market where it’d be easier to start my career. But when I came back home in 2013, I saw a unique challenge here in Chicago. And today, my determination to succeed, hard work, persistence and patience all paid off! To everyone who has ever supported me, thank you. This is just the beginning!
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Been off of this account for a while because so many of my friends on here dogs past away and it was heartbreaking ...
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Been off of this account for a while because so many of my friends on here dogs past away and it was heartbreaking to keep reading the stories over and over of yet another dog who was no longer here and it reminded me to much of my girls who we had to put down.. then Dixie started not acting like herself. ... Been off of this account for a while because so many of my friends on here dogs past away and it was heartbreaking to keep reading the stories over and over of yet another dog who was no longer here and it reminded me to much of my girls who we had to put down.. then Dixie started not acting like herself. We have been to the vets a lot lately. Thankfully her blood work all came back normally and her X-rays on her back leg all came back clear. Dixie is almost three Legged lame when she runs and sometimes when she trots. We’ve finally got her where she’s acting like her normal crazy self again but are still at a loss of why she’s sore. Tuesday we go see a rehab specialist as our vet is at a stand still and has no idea what’s going on. Please keep Dixie in your prayers as I just need answers. We are keeping my our fingers crossed it’s not a tear in her acl and she doesn’t need surgery because God only knows how I’ll be able to afford that.
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<span class="emoji emoji1f424"></span>Fawn<span class="emoji emoji1f424"></span> Last post was the other co-owner, Let me tell you about me! The username we have right now is ...
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Fawn Last post was the other co-owner, Let me tell you about me! The username we have right now is the username I used to be the user of! I quit for many months, by deleting my account, but I came back! I LOVE creativeness! I want to be kind to many, and I respect all my followers! I don't come here ... 🐤Fawn🐤 Last post was the other co-owner, Let me tell you about me! The username we have right now is the username I used to be the user of! I quit for many months, by deleting my account, but I came back! I LOVE creativeness! I want to be kind to many, and I respect all my followers! I don't come here just to become popular, I come here to do what I love and meet new people! You can call me Lilac, Since it's my favorite color! Call the other co-owner Blu! (With no e) You can tell the difference by our fashion setups! We will always put the name of who said what on each post. I'm glad to be back!
QOTD: Do you remember Lilac? ~Lilac🍯
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I always wanted to be a “Rock” for people. Since I was a kid in the late 70s I rooted for the underdog, ...
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I always wanted to be a “Rock” for people. Since I was a kid in the late 70s I rooted for the underdog, the “against all odds” kind a guys that always seemed to get the short end of the stick, yet always stood up for the fallen & forgotten. Little did I know how quickly I had to learn to be that kind of ... I always wanted to be a “Rock” for people. Since I was a kid in the late 70s I rooted for the underdog, the “against all odds” kind a guys that always seemed to get the short end of the stick, yet always stood up for the fallen & forgotten. Little did I know how quickly I had to learn to be that kind of man for my life, a Rock for myself.

At the age of 5 I was molested by my 10yr old best friend. 1 in every 6 boys have been. Just kids, probably passed down from his father.

At 27 My wife left, taking my 2
Sons after 7yrs for another man. It took another 9 yrs for me to see them again.

2 yrs ago I almost died from a pulmonary embolism & woke up after a 5day coma on my birthday. Found out I’ve got a heart condition, atrial myxoma they call it. I created my own respiratory enhancement product @getflo2 to help me get back in the gym.

No shit... that’s not the HALF. If you’ve lived any life you know, pain is part of the deal my friends. Even if you’re doing everything right, wrongs are going to happen one day to make you BETTER!

TODAY is a BETTER DAY, I’m on the cover of the same magazine as @therock @muscleandfitness I share my #nde how
I came back at 44 “against the odds”. I believe in the enduring spirit & quality of human beings, men of character, fathers, warriors & teachers. I know from EXPERIENCE we human beings are GREAT, we can transcend the pain until what remains is a DIAMOND! Men like Dwayne Johnson are what the world needs. We need more men to be “like a Rock”.

Shoutout to the MEN out there in the wilderness, it’s a long & lonely road sometimes. Just remember ONE THING, keep standing up for what’s true & what’s true will BLESS YOU!

Huge thank you to @perbernal & @muscleandfitness for believing in this message. And my family & friends who have supported me all the way!! Today is yours, live it!

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#inspiration #muscleandfitness #now #today #fitover40 #fitness #fit #discipline #dontquit #lift #life #wednesday #workout #work #endure #therock #getmorin #morinfitness
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What have i understood about teacher - student relationships... When I asked my first ever question ...
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What have i understood about teacher - student relationships... When I asked my first ever question to my teacher he counter questioned me instead of giving me an answer so I thought my question wasn’t appropriate or stupid so I went back on to my mat and started my practice again. Next day ... What have i understood about teacher - student relationships...
When I asked my first ever question to my teacher he counter questioned me instead of giving me an answer so I thought my question wasn’t appropriate or stupid so I went back on to my mat and started my practice again.
Next day I asked him another question and he did the same thing.
This happened few times and I was actually irritated within but would always put up a smile and carry on my practice.
When I came back to Mumbai and started the journey of self practice and that's when I understood that he was preparing me be on my own.
He knew that I wouldn’t be around him all the time and it was my responsibility to look after myself and understand my body and play around with the practice.
Now that I’m teaching I can understand him and that incident and feel eaxactly what he would have felt when I used to ask him soo many questions.
A true teacher would never want to be in touch with his/her students all the time but will always wish for the best and would expect them to continue the journey and grow for the rest of their life. 🙏🏻
I miss my teacher❤✨
Happy to be here with our @aujasyayoga Family ❤️💫
#myyogajourney #yogaeverywhere #yoga #lovewhatyoudo #headstand #sirsasana #yogaisnotjustasana #followyourdreams #aujasyayoga #aujasyafamily #studentteacher #om 🕉✨
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The beautiful @instagramber new video premiered today on @viceland & @whotels when I came back from Paris this is one of the projects I was asked to work on because my style of makeup! I was super inspired when I came back, it’s really passion that allows me to create looks like this because it ... The beautiful @instagramber new video premiered today on @viceland & @whotels when I came back from Paris this is one of the projects I was asked to work on because my style of makeup! I was super inspired when I came back, it’s really passion that allows me to create looks like this because it comes from the heart. Hair by @nikoweddle Styled by @shea.daspin #makeupbyraisaflowers using @danessa_myricks creme colors and cushions colors on the eyes @fentybeauty gloss bomb and @armanibeauty luminous silk foundation! ❤️🌹
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I was 20 years old when I first moved to Chicago, it was freaking terrifying. Of course I had my ups ...
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I was 20 years old when I first moved to Chicago, it was freaking terrifying. Of course I had my ups and down of going back and forth but I came back, this is longest I’ve stayed anywhere. I thank god for keeping me on track and thank you everyone Ive came across while being here and I can’t wait to ... I was 20 years old when I first moved to Chicago, it was freaking terrifying. Of course I had my ups and down of going back and forth but I came back, this is longest I’ve stayed anywhere. I thank god for keeping me on track and thank you everyone Ive came across while being here and I can’t wait to begin my next chapter hehehehheehe🥝 else where
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I guess you wonder where I've been I searched to find the love within I came back to let you know Got ...
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I guess you wonder where I've been I searched to find the love within I came back to let you know Got a thing for you and I can't let go My friends wonder what is wrong with me But I'm in a daze from your love, you see I came back to let you know I guess you wonder where I've been
I searched to find the love within
I came back to let you know
Got a thing for you and I can't let go
My friends wonder what is wrong with me
But I'm in a daze from your love, you see
I came back to let you know
Been dealing with a lot behind the scenes, despite all the great work we have been doing, 1 man is trying ...
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Been dealing with a lot behind the scenes, despite all the great work we have been doing, 1 man is trying to frustrate my life and my efforts. And because the council are corrupt and quite frankly don’t actually care they are watching it happen and letting it happen. I’m sick of this. Earlier ... Been dealing with a lot behind the scenes, despite all the great work we have been doing, 1 man is trying to frustrate my life and my efforts. And because the council are corrupt and quite frankly don’t actually care they are watching it happen and letting it happen. I’m sick of this. Earlier this week the person the council put in charge of my premisis came in threatening to get drug addicts to come into the premisis and take it over, he barged through the door nearly hitting me in my face, he came in calling me and @king.aimez “fucking wankers”, earlier this year when I finally got through to someone in the council to ask for their help, they told me “this is the person who deals with things surrounding black people in the community” and “the council want nothing to do with us” / when we asked for them to do a mediation they said no. I can’t even start to explain 10% of what we’ve been going through behind the scenes. The leader of the council has not replied 5 of my emails all explaining the incompetence and corruption that has been going on. After all the work we have put into @drummerboystudios we spent up to £15,000 doing up this place on top of this we have been paying rent all to find out the building was not even logged on the councils system, now because of one mans ego the council want to kick us out. Before I started this, the guy told me I would not achieve it, from the moment he saw progress since last year December he has been actively working against us to stop it and to frustrate our efforts. I can not even begin to explain the shit I have been through, the guy changed the locks on Tuseday then called the police when we came back in, when they came they said they can not touch us or move us out and we are within our right to be here. He’s lying and saying we don’t pay rent. He’s going around the community trying to ruin my name. The council couldn’t care less about the work we are doing with young people in the community and young black people to even get involved and stop this, even though they own the building. I have had to sleep in my studio since Tuseday, I haven’t left my Premisis since because I didn’t come this far for this. Please help
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September is #nicuawareness month. Day six. October 16, 2012. We had been waiting patiently ...
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September is #nicuawareness month. Day six. October 16, 2012. We had been waiting patiently and impatiently, with white knuckled fists and hands open to receive, with tears of sorrow and happiness. We were waiting on the first set of genetic tests, the results averaged about a week to ... September is #nicuawareness month.
Day six. October 16, 2012.

We had been waiting patiently and impatiently, with white knuckled fists and hands open to receive, with tears of sorrow and happiness. We were waiting on the first set of genetic tests, the results averaged about a week to come back from Louisville. Nothing had settled yet. Jaundice was severe, he still struggled with critical blood sugar drops and temperature control, low white blood count, and a heart murmur. We had no answers only possibilities.
The neonatologist was fair to explain a 90% chance of Trisomy 21, heart defects, and leukemia. Every piece of it scared me.
I was a mess when the test came back negative. What more God?! I think back on those grueling yet humbling days, and I find my heart changed. I struggle to see the person I was. Gratefulness only came when my expectations were met and then I'd hold my breath when things went awry. I think back on, yes, the journey. Every step a struggle. Heavy cement dragging me down. Hope was the beauty I missed, waiting on the next ball to drop.
“giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:20‬ ‭ESV‬‬ #oliversrarestory
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I grew up fishing & hunting with my dad. I knew it was a surefire way to get time with him, so I learned. ...
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I grew up fishing & hunting with my dad. I knew it was a surefire way to get time with him, so I learned. I got pretty good at duck calls, fearless with worm guts and perfected my cast. But, I remember hating it all because of the waiting. I’d crawl out of bed while it was still dark, put on my boots and ... I grew up fishing & hunting with my dad. I knew it was a surefire way to get time with him, so I learned. I got pretty good at duck calls, fearless with worm guts and perfected my cast. But, I remember hating it all because of the waiting. I’d crawl out of bed while it was still dark, put on my boots and we would drive an hour to get out of town and stomp through rice fields setting up decoys or search for a shadowy spot downstream. Once we found the perfect spot, we would wait in the early morning blue light keeping silent while crouched down on the cold, wet ground or stand still as the freezing water of the stream surrounded our bodies. Timing was everything...And the waiting...It was the hardest. But it was also in the waiting that I noticed my senses were heightened. My eyesight was sharp, my body was still, my voice was quiet, my mind was alert, my hands were ready, my ears were listening and heart was beating fast in anticipation. It could be hours before we caught anything, and there would be days when we came back empty-handed. But, we never came back without a story it seemed. The waiting never felt wasted. “Be patient,” he would say to me, but his words never satisfied or calmed my eagerness and wanting. Patience is hard, but sets you up for the perfect shot. I can see now my dad’s love for fishing and hunting has never been just about the prize. He has come to love the anticipation, the stillness too. // So much healing has happened, but now I find myself in a season of waiting. My heart has a hunch that something big is coming. My instincts tell me to sit and wait patiently, to be on alert, to be quiet, to be ready, to be still. It’s so counter to me. I usually chase after things, pursue the prize, seize the day...I am a woman of action and grit, but not this time. No, this time I am supposed to wait for right moment to cast my line and to take my shot. It’s not about my strength right now. This is a season about trusting myself and trusting God. It’s a season of believing the assurances of my heart when I start wondering if I need to move or switch things up. Ever been in that kind of season? What came out of it? 📸 @lunabearstudios
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Not gonna type the full thing but I bumped into this one! He was on the phone and we repaired hat. If ...
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Not gonna type the full thing but I bumped into this one! He was on the phone and we repaired hat. If he came over he came over if he went inside he went inside. And as more fans came he went inside, and then after about half an hour Lottie & Lou came back the hotel. So we all cases after them to have Lottie ... Not gonna type the full thing but I bumped into this one! He was on the phone and we repaired hat. If he came over he came over if he went inside he went inside. And as more fans came he went inside, and then after about half an hour Lottie & Lou came back the hotel. So we all cases after them to have Lottie just raise her eyebrows! She was so rude and now I understand why people don't like her! She was so disrespectful! She could have at least smiled at us! So I shouted "love you Lou" 😂 And after this I found out that the band minus Josh had them all Coke out of Pizza express! They met the two girl I was with but we all chased Lottie and lost the chance! 😩🖕 But I said I love them and Sandy smiled and waved at me! 😻 #OTRASheffield3 #LottieTomlinson
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Hello 2019! <span class="emoji emoji1f495"></span> The year has officially began and it's time to start hustling. As I work out the issues ...
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Hello 2019! The year has officially began and it's time to start hustling. As I work out the issues I'm having on my blog (Yups, it got hacked again over the new year but I'm seeing it positive - at least it's worthwhile hacking ), here are some things I'll be busy with in 2019. . 1) Spend more ... Hello 2019! 💕 The year has officially began and it's time to start hustling. As I work out the issues I'm having on my blog (Yups, it got hacked again over the new year but I'm seeing it positive - at least it's worthwhile hacking 😂), here are some things I'll be busy with in 2019.
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1) Spend more time working on my home. I've moved in for 3 years now but other than the amount of mess I've accumulated, it still looks as though we've barely shifted in. Time to refer back to my pinterest board and work out the storage solutions!
2) Start doing weekly light excercises without aggrevating my knee condition. The pain came back recently but unlike before, I'm not going to let it get me down!
3) Be more selective with my projects and focus more on those that im able to showcase my creativity. The Photoshop timelaspe series did prove popular among you guys (thank you for the encouragement!) and I'll be doing more of that for myself.
4) Create more videos. It can be anything! In fact, I uploaded a Goodbye 2018 interview video with @merz_aesthetics 2 days back on YouTube. Link in bio.
5) Start something new, which I'll reveal in time to come 😘
6) Open up conversations - Though I had planned to 'do nothing', 2018 lead me on to some of the very best things. It has been a year of #delightfuldiscoveries which I found out that there are many conversations that women should have, but never did due to societal stigma/ awkwardness. This year, I hope to dive into and open up these conversations. Will share more on the blog!
7) Don't stop traveling, continue to take good care of myself, continue to meet up with gold friends and continue to have #selfcompassion (my 2018 theme) .
2019 theme of the year 'ODA - Organize, Discover, Appreciate. Let's go! 🎉🙌🥂 #qiyunzinnewzealand .
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#joopsg #jovetsg #newzealand #merzaesthetics #myserendipityjourney #pursuitofportaits #styleblogger #lookbooklookbook #travelstyle #sgbeautyblogger #sgtravelblogger #sgblogger #singapore #ootdshare #igsg #newyearresolution2019 #hello2019 #thehappynow
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My kidnappers used ‘Evil boat’ to collect my ransom money — MUSICIAN ON DECEMBER 18, 20178:00 AMIN ...
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My kidnappers used ‘Evil boat’ to collect my ransom money — MUSICIAN ON DECEMBER 18, 20178:00 AMIN NEWSCOMMENTS By Simon Ebegbulem BENIN CITY—EDO State born ace musician, Mr. Osayomore Joseph, has described his one month stay in kidnappers den as very traumatic, just as he launched his ... My kidnappers used ‘Evil boat’ to collect my ransom money — MUSICIAN ON DECEMBER 18, 20178:00 AMIN NEWSCOMMENTS By Simon Ebegbulem BENIN CITY—EDO State born ace musician, Mr. Osayomore Joseph, has described his one month stay in kidnappers den as very traumatic, just as he launched his new album yesterday where he narrated his ordeal. Osayomore was kidnapped on October 4 and released on November 4 while his wife was shot during the abduction. Mr. Osayomore Joseph While disclosing that his family paid a huge sum of money for his release, he narrated how he was taken to the creeks with a speedboat. His words: “I was dragged through the forest close to Gelegele and taken on a boat to a creek. I have never stepped my legs on a boat before. The speedboat on the high sea was enough to give me high blood pressure. “The kidnappers called themselves forest soldiers. Those who came to kidnap me did not know me. It was when I got to the creek that some learned ones started singing my old songs. They did not know that I started fighting before they were born. “They may have overestimated me that I am very rich. They collected money from me. I may not mention the amount but it was colossal. That will not deter me from doing what I know how to do best. “I did not know I will come back alive. I later knew I will not die there when they started asking for money. The ransom was collected on the high sea. “They called the boat that brought the ransom money freedom boat. I was on an evil boat. After they brought the bags containing huge sums of money, the kidnappers checked it and that was how I came back¨ he stated.
#music #genre #song #songs #melody #hiphop #rnb #pop #love #rap #dubstep #instagood #beat #beats #jam #myjam #party #partymusic #newsong #lovethissong #remix #favoritesong #bestsong #photooftheday #bumpin #repeat #listentothis #goodmusic #instamusic
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Wait for it...waaait for it.... she just woke up. Super groggy face kitty. It was a big night for her ...
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Wait for it...waaait for it.... she just woke up. Super groggy face kitty. It was a big night for her the night before. She caught a mouse! She brought it to me on my bed. When I got up to handle the situation, she picked it back up and put it IN my sleeping bag! And apparently, it was still alive. So, ... Wait for it...waaait for it.... she just woke up. Super groggy face kitty. It was a big night for her the night before. She caught a mouse! She brought it to me on my bed. When I got up to handle the situation, she picked it back up and put it IN my sleeping bag! And apparently, it was still alive. So, I scooped it up and took it outside. I looked at him and told him not to go back in cuz there's a cat.. I set him down, he looked up at me, I petted him for a sec and said goodbye and he skittered off. When I came back inside, Princess's head was buried in my sleeping bag with her butt sticking out, looking for the mouse. "Where'd it go, buddy? Got away? Awwh..." #ilovemycat #kitty #prettykitty #whitesiamese #whitecat #kittyyawn #sleepykitty #catyawn
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Hi! You may think I'm crazy about coming back to this account because now I've got a lot to study, but ...
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Hi! You may think I'm crazy about coming back to this account because now I've got a lot to study, but I need to be back. I want to have a tittle of English but at this moment I'm so busy with the University so I thought that if I came back to this some English people could talk to me and I could practise ... Hi! You may think I'm crazy about coming back to this account because now I've got a lot to study, but I need to be back. I want to have a tittle of English but at this moment I'm so busy with the University so I thought that if I came back to this some English people could talk to me and I could practise until I have more time for the tittle.
If you're bored or just want to talk, send me a DM and I'll be so thankful! 💓💓
Lots of love 😚
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<span class="emoji emoji26c5"></span>️”The best times of my life have been with the most diverse positive people I’ve met.” - #stevedez ...
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️”The best times of my life have been with the most diverse positive people I’ve met.” - #stevedez • • • 🏾 Meet my incredible friend @alexavnd he’s my my friend since middle school back in #puertorico🇵🇷 , we still keep in touch every now and then, he came to visit me within two weeks of ... ⛅️”The best times of my life have been with the most diverse positive people I’ve met.” - #stevedez •


❤️🙌🏾💡😊 Meet my incredible friend @alexavnd he’s my my friend since middle school back in #puertorico🇵🇷 , we still keep in touch every now and then, he came to visit me within two weeks of me moving to #LosAngeles back in October 2011, last week he came back almost 7 years since he first visited me and we had a freaking blast from the past together! •


🎊💕🔥🤙🏾☺️ We went to #Sandiego #Mexico and explore areas of LA that I haven’t explored much... we did it relieving childhood memories, laughing at the old times, reminiscing about our current lives and planning for our near future! It’s so refreshing to walk besides people that have seen you grow so much and that’s why I love my best friend ! Cheers to many more years exploring the world together my friend 🤗 •


#LaFortunaComingSoon #bestfriend #bestie #dancing #goodtimes #salsa #stevedeztv #alexavendaño #chaparro #boricua #venezuela #boricuas #downtownla #mexico🇲🇽 #love #bestfriendgoals #traveling #funtimes #shrooms
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@getmomstrong This isn’t a weight loss transformation post. I weigh the same in all the pictures. ...
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@getmomstrong This isn’t a weight loss transformation post. I weigh the same in all the pictures. No, this is a postpartum healing post. It took me years to heal after the birth of my #twins and the resulting abdominal separation (diastasis recti). You read that right...I said YEARS! It took ... @getmomstrong This isn’t a weight loss transformation post. I weigh the same in all the pictures. No, this is a postpartum healing post. It took me years to heal after the birth of my #twins and the resulting abdominal separation (diastasis recti). You read that right...I said YEARS! It took years of physical therapy. It took years of boring core exercises. It took years of modifying my workouts. It took years of learning how to lift differently, breathe differently, and most of all—check my ego. It took years of patience. And above all else, it took years of self-love and grace.
So many days I wanted to quit. I didn’t want to do pelvic tilts and heel drops. I wanted to do muscle ups and heavy clean and jerks. There were days when I just felt broken and mad. I couldn’t see the light. Any light I saw was often overshadowed by questions in the grocery store like, “When are you due with the next baby?” And the inevitable follow-up comment, “Oh, sorry. But you look so fit everywhere else”. Frustrating is an understatement.
I held on so tightly to the words of the physical therapist who helped me in my journey. “You will come back stronger,” she’d remind me time and time again. And I did.
To be honest, I’m not sure I came back stronger physically—a lot has changed. But I know for certain I came back stronger mentally.
To all you #moms out there feeling frustrated with your #postpartum bodies, know that healing is a process and the speed of that process is so individual for every women and every #pregnancy. Healing takes time. Don’t give up.
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I’m back home to beautiful Miami Beach, but a part of me still in Aruba! Yesterday I spent the entire ...
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I’m back home to beautiful Miami Beach, but a part of me still in Aruba! Yesterday I spent the entire day packing orders, filling them with extra goodies to compensate for the delayed shipping. Lucky me I have the most amazing customers in the entire world and they were beyond amazing in their ... I’m back home to beautiful Miami Beach, but a part of me still in Aruba!
Yesterday I spent the entire day packing orders, filling them with extra goodies to compensate for the delayed shipping. Lucky me I have the most amazing customers in the entire world and they were beyond amazing in their responses when I told them I was on vacation. Beyond grateful and blessed is how I feel.
I came back with new ideas of things I want to create with Crystals, that I can’t wait to show you. I’m going to fusion two things I love the most, the ocean and Crystals into art pieces to beautify and bring that beautiful healing energy into your homes.
I came back super inspired and ready to work! Ahhhhh such an amazing feeling to do in life the things you love the most.
I’m also super excited to announce that I have become a part and a full time volunteer of an animal advocate organization. I will be sharing a lot more about this soon, but from now on a percentage of all orders from my website, will be donated to this organization to help save and rescue animals. I have been waiting to do this for so long so I’m thrilled that it’s finally happening. As an animal lover there is no better gratification that knowing you are doing your part in helping animals and finding good loving homes for them.
If you live in Miami Beach or Miami and want to get involved feel free to contact me! Will Love to share with you what we are doing to help these beautiful abused, abandoned and neglected cats and dogs. 🐶🐱 Sending much love to you all and thank you for your continued support! 💞🙏🏼 #backhome #miamibeach #vacation #goodtimes #greatmemories #lovewhatyoudo #dowhatyoulove #inspired #motivated #animallovers #dogood #begood #helpothers #lifeisbeautiful
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We're continuing our celebration of #JuliaChild's birthday with a story from Diane Rocha, a dear ...
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We're continuing our celebration of #JuliaChild's birthday with a story from Diane Rocha, a dear member of the Bombesquad and recently retired 7th grade English and social studies teacher with a collection of 3,900 cookbooks! (She keeps them organized via spreadsheet. Go, @dkrocha!) ... We're continuing our celebration of #JuliaChild's birthday with a story from Diane Rocha, a dear member of the Bombesquad and recently retired 7th grade English and social studies teacher with a collection of 3,900 cookbooks! (She keeps them organized via spreadsheet. Go, @dkrocha!) "I had developed a recipe for English muffins that I made for our local coffee house—pre Starbucks. During that time, our beloved Julia Child came to town for what would be her last book signing. (For "The Way to Cook.") I packed up a box of my English muffins, got a sitter for my baby son, and took my daughter, then 6, to meet Julia. She was just as excited as I was, having watched Julia on TV with me her whole life. I included a letter in the box telling Julia how she had taught me to cook and thanked her. She wrote me back !!! Twice!!! I still have her letters. They are among my most treasured possessions." Later, Diane met Lisa Joakimides, the Jam Lady of Point Arena, Calif., and told her the Julia story. "Lisa said, 'Wait right there. Don't go anywhere.' She came back with a box of a dozen Champagne flutes inscribed from Julia's 90th birthday party. She carefully took two of them out and gave them to me. My eyes teared up with a mix of excitement, joy, and gratitude. Lisa packed them like the precious jewels they were and sent them home with me. I have only used them one time. I think they will have to come out again this year." Thank you, Diane, and cheers to Julia Child and all her fans! #bombesquad 🍒💣❤️
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📸: @solaimanfazel <span class="emoji emoji2757"></span>️Testiomonial Post please read I promise it’s worth it<span class="emoji emoji2757"></span>️ Sorry I’m posting ...
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📸: @solaimanfazel ️Testiomonial Post please read I promise it’s worth it️ Sorry I’m posting again but had to share this. Janet has always been my dream like literally listened and watched every video /tour/performance all day everyday. So I used to be a waiter and bartender in Brooklyn ... 📸: @solaimanfazel ❗️Testiomonial Post please read I promise it’s worth it❗️
Sorry I’m posting again but had to share this. Janet has always been my dream like literally listened and watched every video /tour/performance all day everyday. So I used to be a waiter and bartender in Brooklyn at #cafeShanes every time i was working either Janet /beyonce / or Toni DVD’s were playing because it helped me get through the day and if you ever been a server you know people are freaking rude!!!🗣 for no reason and will talk down to you .. one day I had the rudest customer and I went outside and broke down called my mom @denisemcintoshspeaks and told her I can’t do this anymore I have to quit I’m not supposed to be doing this.. I told her I’m moving to LA and I’m going to dance for “beyonce , Jlo , Janet” not sure of how it would happen but I told everyone I’m moving and I’m not coming back until I’ve accomplished that. Fast forward 3 years I danced for Jlo , Beyonce and two weeks ago I get a call that @janetjackson seen my black panther video and her and the team wanted to bring me and my partner in from the video 😫 the video would be shot in Brooklyn (where I’m from) So when I came back to nyc I came back accomplishing the goals that I set out! I say all this to say! if i listened to other people’s opinions i wouldn’t be here , friends , family whoever I pushed through it all and saw the vision even when no one else did.. you can’t not be afraid to walk your path alone it’s not for anyone else to take! You just have to believe in it so much! Work so hard that god and the universe will allow it to be! I pray my story helps motivate someone and remember let people talk .. it’s what they do everybody ain’t gotta like you or support you but they will have no choice but to respect as long as you stay positive and keep working hard .. keep living your best life 🙏🏽❤️ Swipe right to see what i wrote in 2012 and how I not only got to dance for her but Danielle Polanco was choreographing as well .. 🙏🏽😫 tell me god doesn’t 👂🏽😫🙏🏽❤️
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With a couple of hours spare and the sun shining bright, there was only one thing on my mind when the ...
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With a couple of hours spare and the sun shining bright, there was only one thing on my mind when the Mrs gave me the nod the other day. Kissing her and the little man on their heads, I was soon flying down the motorway. I genuinely had no idea where I was going, I just knew that I wanted somewhere nice ... With a couple of hours spare and the sun shining bright, there was only one thing on my mind when the Mrs gave me the nod the other day. Kissing her and the little man on their heads, I was soon flying down the motorway. I genuinely had no idea where I was going, I just knew that I wanted somewhere nice and quiet. Somehow, I found myself pushing the gates open on @rk_leisure’s Crayfish Pool, out of curiosity more than anything else. My little hunch had paid off, though. Not another angler in sight, the water lovely and clear, and of course, lots of cruising carp. After a brisk walk round, I eventually settled in an area where half dozen fish were sat. They were so close to the bank, that I opted to throw my floaters in by hand, one at a time, so as not to spook them. It proved to be more frustrating than expected, but once the first fish started taking, they were soon all at it, racing towards each floater with gusto. The kid inside me just wanted to make a cast, but years of floater fishing has taught me that patience is a virtue. Even though all the fish were taking confidently, it was the bigger of the pack that I wanted to single out. Watching him, for what felt like an age, had me in no doubt where I was going to catch him from... right at my feet. Typically, it took me probably a dozen awkward casts to get the right retrieve, so that my hookbait stopped in a certain way. When it finally did, I was subconsciously patting myself on the back and was already thinking about where I was going to take the photos (bad angling, I know). I watched as the group came back around, the smaller ones charging in first, grabbing everything in sight. The bigger of the pack came tight to the margin, heading straight for my hookbait. My hands trembled as I tried to keep cool, and when his mouth broke the surface, I knew he was mine... but he missed. He turned, in slow motion, clapping his lips as he went, but his excitement got the better of him and he missed every time. A few moments later, the second biggest appeared beside him and rather than pull my hookbait away, I accepted fate...
#nash
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#nashtackle
#SlickerFloaters
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Aquarius season is finally upon us ya'll <span class="emoji emoji1f47d"></span>🖖🏽...All I can say is the universe 🌎 has definitely prepared ...
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Aquarius season is finally upon us ya'll 🖖🏽...All I can say is the universe 🌎 has definitely prepared me for my 26th year coming up in 9days... With every L that I have ever taken up until this point has had an unforseen blessing to counteract it...The first blow I ever took was when my biological ... Aquarius season is finally upon us ya'll 👽🖖🏽...All I can say is the universe 🌎 has definitely prepared me for my 26th year coming up in 9days... With every L that I have ever taken up until this point has had an unforseen blessing to counteract it...The first blow I ever took was when my biological dad left on my 2nd BDAY...But then at 9/10 my stepdad came along & so did many other men/women who were rolemodels in my community in different forms...At 3 or 4 years old I got a hold of some crack and ate a huge portion of it and had a shit load of seizures throughout most of my childhood (doctor said I would be slow) and in 2010 when I was 18 I graduated from High School with 3.83 and proved that M.D. wrong with the help of some amazing teachers along the way who gave me their time even when I was being a brat...Molested at 7 or 8 by family members, I struggled to find my identity and sexuality over the years as a woman and today at 25 after a stream of fuck boys I have an amazing partner who I call my bestfriend...Bullied at 12 for being light skinned, smart and weird is what my bully told me is why she would bother me only later to her wanting to be my friend (Which I said hell no to) 🤣 ....At 19 years old I lost two of my childhood friends to a car accident , took a semester off and I went back to school & even though my friends can never be replaced I have met some amazing women over the years who I can call friends..At 23 year's old I graduated from my university...Soon after that I traveled to South America for 7 months, learned a bit of another language aside from Spanish ..When I came back to the States at 25 I bought my first car with money I saved from working a regular day job (It's all mine no car note honey!)...Started working on one of my dream jobs as a sports camera op for a minor league baseball team while I work on my other purposes in life and I am continuously living my life...I wrote all of this not to just air my business out , but to make a statement to anyone who is doubting themselves and their journey to see it all the way through...YOU CAN MAKE IT! Trust me!
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"My grandmother is Serbian and lived her whole life in or near Belgrade which is the capital of Serbia. ...
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"My grandmother is Serbian and lived her whole life in or near Belgrade which is the capital of Serbia. But because of different wars - WWII and then the Civil War - without ever leaving her home she lived in 5 different countries over time. A few years ago I was really unhappy and really unfulfilled ... "My grandmother is Serbian and lived her whole life in or near Belgrade which is the capital of Serbia. But because of different wars - WWII and then the Civil War - without ever leaving her home she lived in 5 different countries over time. A few years ago I was really unhappy and really unfulfilled by my work and feeling like I needed to do something completely different, and I decided that I would move to Serbia and live with her. And she spoke no English and I spoke no Serbian - so I had to learn pretty quickly. I ended up being there for almost a year and making a short documentary about her. She was 92 or 93 at the time and was in really good health - she lived alone. I came back to New Orleans after spending a year there, and her health quickly deteriorated. When I went back this time to Serbia, she was unrecognizable. Really really thin. She had dementia so she didn't recognize me. She was basically completely bedridden. When someone has dementia and they're bedridden and unable to really care for themselves, it feels like in a big way they're not there. But there would be some moments where she would remember a song or something, and start singing, or grab my hand and say 'Let's go down to the kafana!' which is like a restaurant and bar with live music. She's like 'Let's go, let's do it. Let's make a run for it!' And so she made me laugh a lot in those moments and you could see a glimmer of her full self. I tried to spend as much time as I could with her over the past year when I was back in Serbia. And then a few days after her 96th birthday, this January, she passed away. That was a very difficult experience because I was so close with her and because she opened up all these worlds to me - maybe without realizing it. It was difficult, but it was also really beautiful because I got to be there for the funeral and I had this feeling when she passed away that - this is very cheesy - but that my heart sort of broke open and a lot of light came in." #nolabeings #neworleans
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Good morning BOM, I need your help. My boyfriend whom I've been waiting for over 5 years is around. ...
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Good morning BOM, I need your help. My boyfriend whom I've been waiting for over 5 years is around. Shortly before he came, I realized he is into G level. Confronted him and he confessed to it. He doesn't have the mind to leave it but wants to set up a business for me now. Meanwhile, 6 months before ... Good morning BOM,

I need your help. My boyfriend whom I've been waiting for over 5 years is around. Shortly before he came, I realized he is into G level. Confronted him and he confessed to it. He doesn't have the mind to leave it but wants to set up a business for me now. Meanwhile, 6 months before he got back I met someone else who is a Lawyer, very caring and knew I had someone I was waiting for but reassures me of his love. He doesn't have so much. Introduced me to immediate family already and those ones are asking if I'm willing to marry him so they can come meet my parents. Now this guy that just came, ever since then, I've not met a single family member nor spoken to them on phone. He just says he wants to see my parents. One more thing, anytime this guy that just came back tries to get close, I don't respond but whenever this other one tries, I don't think twice. Both guys keep saying they love me. Please help.
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Dear friend: Last month I went back to Hermosillo to move out from a place I once dreamed of having ...
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Dear friend: Last month I went back to Hermosillo to move out from a place I once dreamed of having but it was time to move on and let it flow. I rented the space with little to no experience on how to run a business but I made it, I think. With the help of my family and many dear friends, friends who ... Dear friend:
Last month I went back to Hermosillo to move out from a place I once dreamed of having but it was time to move on and let it flow. I rented the space with little to no experience on how to run a business but I made it, I think. With the help of my family and many dear friends, friends who later became family and who supported the project out of love and vision. You know who you are. I’m sorry I wasn’t the best at communicating, thank you for helping me, I’m getting better. The studio later turned into a gallery who many would appreciate for not being “standard” and was a place where strangers became friends and best friends. CALÉ had a home for a moment in Hermosillo and I will never forget all the people who went and supported the artists and the artists who collaborated. That place became a symbol for new experiences and growth. For my friends, for me and for all who unraveled themselves in those corners.
I wanna thank you for that. Thank you for growing with me. @shopcale was never intended to stay in one place, so for now, it came back where it was born in 2016. Baja California Sur.
Thinking of the people that had supported my crazy dreams and aspirations. The ones who have helped me reach to where I am today and for the ones I just met who have received me like I’m family! Thank you for being in this universe with me!!! Mucho amor! Feliz 2019 💚💛❤️

Here, days after my exhibition. The last one.
NEO. October 13th 2018.
Portrait by @lizvalenzuela 🌹
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Guess who finally came back? Me(: can't want to get back into the swing of things! I'll be posting ...
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Guess who finally came back? Me(: can't want to get back into the swing of things! I'll be posting a new edit + theme this Thursdayish. Should I make a new account and restart completely? Guess who finally came back? Me(: can't want to get back into the swing of things! I'll be posting a new edit + theme this Thursdayish. Should I make a new account and restart completely?
Life has tested me... tested me to the fullest in these past couple months. New people have came in ...
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Life has tested me... tested me to the fullest in these past couple months. New people have came in my life that I thought would stay, only to leave. Old friends that I thought were gone forever have came back to support me. Loved ones have been sick; friends have taken their own lives... I honestly ... Life has tested me... tested me to the fullest in these past couple months. New people have came in my life that I thought would stay, only to leave. Old friends that I thought were gone forever have came back to support me. Loved ones have been sick; friends have taken their own lives... I honestly couldn’t tell you which way is up or down... one thing I have learned though, is that I’m officially unbreakable. Life is always going to test us, and yes, it’s going to suck and hurt more than we ever imagined... but we’ve got this people!!! I’m so thankful for the friends and family in my life that have been there for me and have been able to build me back up to who I am at this very moment. I am so beyond blessed in the mix of this chaos.❤️
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Never been this sick in my entire life. Had the flu on Monday, slept for an entire day. Felt better ...
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Never been this sick in my entire life. Had the flu on Monday, slept for an entire day. Felt better n went back to work. Then Saturday the flu came back full blown n im bound to my bed again. Body chill, shaking, body aches feel like im about to die. No medicine can help me except advil to cool my body ... Never been this sick in my entire life. Had the flu on Monday, slept for an entire day. Felt better n went back to work. Then Saturday the flu came back full blown n im bound to my bed again. Body chill, shaking, body aches feel like im about to die. No medicine can help me except advil to cool my body down n helps with the pain. Have no appetite for days even if im starving I couldn’t put anything in. Thanks to my in law they came over this morning n made me the herbal sauna. Did it twice and took naps in between, they also made congees for me to eat. Feeling much better now. This damn flu is no joke. I need to start taking flu shots from now on cuz I don’t want this to happen ever again. #flu #chinesemedicine
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I came back to Indonesia from Japan lately. Do you know what it feels like? I feel like I am a stranger ...
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I came back to Indonesia from Japan lately. Do you know what it feels like? I feel like I am a stranger in a strange land because everyone speaks Indonesian language(of course!!!) I realized that after years of living abroad, my mother tongue can sometimes feel foreign. But then I came ... I came back to Indonesia from Japan lately.
Do you know what it feels like?
I feel like I am a stranger in a strange land because everyone speaks Indonesian language(of course!!!)😂😂
I realized that after years of living abroad, my mother tongue can sometimes feel foreign.
But then I came home and realized that while I didn’t have any “culture shock,” something was different. I had changed alot. Even my own native language.
Meanwhile, I speak Japanese in my everyday life now and it's no wonder I almost forgot my first language! Sometimes I unintentionally let a word from another language slip😂. Indonesia has changed too. There’s something different about it this time around. Moving overseas has shown me that change isn’t something we should ever be afraid of. It has made me more adaptable and braver. I think being back has made me finally realize that I’ve evolved, I’ve changed in many ways.
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2年ぶりインドネシアに帰ってきました!!
的2年ぶりのインドネシアは...
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私にとってはなんだか不思議(笑)
みんなインドネシア語話してるし➡もちろん(笑)
まさかインドネシア語いきなり出てこないとか⁉
😂😂
やっぱりわたしって
変わってきたんだなーー
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あと何よりも、インドネシアでご飯が美味しい!!
みんなも相変わらず暖かい😌😊
そして、これはみんなも思ってることだと思うけど、
だいすきなおうちは落ち着くね♡
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#instagood #traveler #genic_mag #love #potd #instalike #gopro #filmwalkr #wanderlust #indonesia #genic_trip #女子旅 #女子カメラ #タビジョ #写真好きな人と繋がりたい #写真撮ってる人と繋がりたい #旅MUSE #photooftheday #tabigenic #旅ジェニック #team_jp_ #ファインダー越しの私の世界 #ハレコレ #晴れgirl #JTBで旅したい #フォトジェニック #ジェットスター旅部 #ジェットスターアンバサダー #マイトリ #カメラ女子
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(PSA: Long thread ahead) So, I debated for a while to post this but after having a conversation with ...
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(PSA: Long thread ahead) So, I debated for a while to post this but after having a conversation with a friend of mine, I figured it was a good way to bring some awareness to anyone who might be suffering in silence or just knowledgeable advice. This is not a pity party, nor am I asking for sympathy. ... (PSA: Long thread ahead) So, I debated for a while to post this but after having a conversation with a friend of mine, I figured it was a good way to bring some awareness to anyone who might be suffering in silence or just knowledgeable advice. This is not a pity party, nor am I asking for sympathy. Trust me, I feel better than ever.
Back in November of 2016, I had a laparoscopy done after suffering for nearly a year with abdomen pain, painful periods that flared up my sciatica (which had been dormant for quite some time). They ran multiple tests and nothing came up. When I went under, neither my doctor nor I knew what they would find until they went in. She ended up removing a 1” cyst, a 2” polyp and they needed to drain as well from a ruptured cyst. For seven months I was finally able to do everything I used to do before I suffered in chronic pain for almost a full year. Then July of last year, the pain came back with a vengeance. Same side (front lower left side). Anyone who worked with me or was around me a lot these last 3 years know the misery I was in. I went through another year, in and out ER visits, countless of specialists, tests, blood work, alternative medicines, hormones, physical therapy, epidural shots and nothing worked. The whole time, everything in my life was affected from the chronic pain. I finally stopped going to the ER because it was the same thing every time. MRIs, ultrasounds, CT scans all came back normal. They just shot me up with morphine and sent me home. I had to plead and pester my doctors and OB/GYN until finally someone took me seriously because I kept pushing for surgery. This was in no way the quality of life I wanted to live. I would spend days in bed trying to sleep off the pain or unable to move. I decided for a hysterectomy and left it up to my doctor to do a full hysterectomy if he saw any more cysts because I didn’t want to deal with more surgeries later on...
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This photo was taken on Saturday about 15 minutes after blacking out due to a 3 wave hold down at The ...
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This photo was taken on Saturday about 15 minutes after blacking out due to a 3 wave hold down at The Right. Jake Osman and I where doing doubles and I was at the back with the camera. I went down hard on a around a 15ft set wave... It drove me straight into the bottom and pinned me there. Still trying ... This photo was taken on Saturday about 15 minutes after blacking out due to a 3 wave hold down at The Right.
Jake Osman and I where doing doubles and I was at the back with the camera. I went down hard on a around a 15ft set wave... It drove me straight into the bottom and pinned me there. Still trying not to lose the camera and pinned to the bottom I managed to pull one cord on my inflation vest... shortly after feeling another wave was going over I pulled another cord to inflate more and it was still holding me down. At this stage I’d been down for 2 waves at over 10m deep so roughly 30-40 seconds. Shortly after Once my body begun to gasp for air I new I had to shut off.... I wasn’t sure which way was up all I new I had to relax and shut my body completely off... I knew I was about to blackout and at this stage i would of been down for close to 1 minute. I kept telling myself to relax and when you blackout make sure you keep your mouth closed and not to swallow any water. I wasn’t panicking, I was relaxed but I new that if I took in water that could be the end of me.
At some stage I must of busted though the top, maybe I took a breath and come back into conscious, im not to sure I just remember opening my eyes and seeing @zac_haynes charging in with his hand out to grab me.... Zac said I came up with a lifeless look in my eyes with blood coming from my nose and ears.
He grabbed me but with the next wave right on his tail I was unable to hang on... I didn’t have any strength left in me to keep hanging on and fell off the back of the ski... nearly blacking out again with only a hold down of no more than 15seconds by the next wave....
Luckily by this stage we had been washed so far in i was able to get some breaths in before the next waves came over me and Zac being able pick me up...
I’m extremely lucky to have not sustained any major injuries or worse.
@zac_haynes with out your rescue, getting in to help me in the time you did I would hate to of thought of the outcome.... Thank You mate....🙏🏼 Also thanks everyone for your kind words & support on here and to me personally. Looking forward to getting back into the water soon. 🖤
Photo // @anjsemark
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I was supposed to go to Bali & I decided to skip Bali… this little girl is the exact reason I changed ...
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I was supposed to go to Bali & I decided to skip Bali… this little girl is the exact reason I changed my trip. Meet Linh Chi, we met in the beginning of my travels in Vietnam. She stole my heart right away. She barely smiled the first day I saw her but there was something super special about her I noticed ... I was supposed to go to Bali & I decided to skip Bali… this little girl is the exact reason I changed my trip. Meet Linh Chi, we met in the beginning of my travels in Vietnam. She stole my heart right away. She barely smiled the first day I saw her but there was something super special about her I noticed right away. I kept trying to talk to her and get her to smile but she wouldn’t budge. I could sense a sadness in her. She’s been at the orphanage since being born and I just cannot fathom how hard it must be for her. As I tried to just be with her, she shared her snack with me and I just hung out with her. After I left the orphanage that day, a profound sadness came over me. I could not get her or any of the other kids out of my mind. It was as though all the beautiful places I was visiting didn’t matter. In between Vietnam and Australia, I was going to go to Bali for a few days. I reached out to my friend who helped me visit the orphanage asking if I could some back and spend more time with the kids. She said I could. Trip cancelled. Right away it was a million times more important than to go to there than Bali. These kids matter so much more than being in paradise. Isn’t that what matters in life, community and just being with each other and helping each other? I went back, right away she remembered me. She loved my sunglasses and playing with my hair ties. And we connected. Then her infectious smile came. The joy she has is radiant. We had so much fun, just laughing, playing and being so silly. She, along with the other kids just love being held. When they cry, the second you pick them up they stop. Oh how it breaks my heart how much these kids crave to be loved. She’s just one of many I want to share with you. These kids have rocked my world and are changing so much of what I thought my purpose was in life. Things are changing and I’m excited to share all of this with you!!!
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Another cool flashback pic. This shot was taken backstage at the 2016 Olympia- Classic Physique ...
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Another cool flashback pic. This shot was taken backstage at the 2016 Olympia- Classic Physique Division. The men I’m standing with in this photo have all been huge inspirations to me, especially when I first started out competing. I would see them in magazines (especially Stan cause he ... Another cool flashback pic. This shot was taken backstage at the 2016 Olympia- Classic Physique Division. The men I’m standing with in this photo have all been huge inspirations to me, especially when I first started out competing. I would see them in magazines (especially Stan cause he was on the cover of pretty much every fitness magazine back in the day) and be like, “Damn, these guys have perfect bodies. I want to look like that one day.” Shavis was unstoppable as an NPC lightweight with the craziest quads I’ve seen. Ko was an all around beast with crazy muscle bellies. Danny of course always had a classic physique with amazing lines. Danny went on to win the Olympia title that year. Never in a million years would I think I’d be competing against them on the Olympia stage. They also inspired me because they were asian like me and there weren’t that many great asians in bodybuilding when I started. This was my 2nd time stepping on the Olympia stage, also in a new division, after my transition from Men’s Physique to Classic. I started my journey back in 2002 as a bodybuilder at the age of 19, then took some time off. When I decided to come back to the sport to compete in 2013, Men’s Physique just came out and I decided to give it a try. I was able to earn my IFBB pro card in MPD that year. I loved the division, except I always had it in me to want to pose and show my legs. So, when Classic Physique came out in 2016, I gave it a shot, put on a little more size, and the bodybuilding bug really came back. I wanted to keep growing and improving. Now, I’m going to transition again, go into 212, and do my best to compete with the big boys. I’ve always loved challenging myself. Regardless of how I do, I love this sport, and it’s what keeps me driven. Excited to see what this year has in store at my 212 debut in September. #mrolympia #olympia2016 #classicphysique #ifbb #flashbackfriday
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He wouldn’t look me in the eyes, and I could hear the nervousness in his voice. “Your test came back ...
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He wouldn’t look me in the eyes, and I could hear the nervousness in his voice. “Your test came back reactive, Which means…it detected the HIV virus in your blood.” . I received My HIV diagnoses in the summer of 2016. Immediately after those words were said to me, i found myself sitting in ... He wouldn’t look me in the eyes, and I could hear the nervousness in his voice. “Your test came back reactive, Which means…it detected the HIV virus in your blood.”
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I received My HIV diagnoses in the summer of 2016. Immediately after those words were said to me, i found myself sitting in the nurse’s waiting room while an attendant eerily eyed me. “Probably suicide watch.” I guessed.
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When the nurse came in, she turned to me, and with a great exhale and bit of trepidation, said something to me I’ll never forget...
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I had read somewhere that in the 90’s, the doctors used to give you your death date with your HIV diagnoses, so you could start making arrangements. What would they have said to me? I did some quick math based on what I knew about how long I’d been infected.
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June 4th, 2018
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I would have had a little under two years left to live if this were the 90’s.
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I realized then something I read recently in a book. One day, I will be in the ground, and they will throw dirt on my face. That is how the game always ends, no matter how you play it. So what was I playing it safe for?
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Fingers trembling, I came out as HIV+ to all 7000 of my followers on social media. I quit makeup, broke up with NYC, and started teaching myself portuguese. I tried to ride my bike 545 miles down the coast of California, but fell half way and broke my clavicle. To heal I decided to move to the mountains of Northern New Mexico, and camped in an interfaith, intentional ecocommunity. I spent weeks without touching my phone. I left Lama mountain and bought a ticket to India. I kept traveling east until 10 countries and 9 months later, I found myself on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
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It was there, watching the sun sink past the golden horizon on Ipanema beach, that I reflected deeply on what my nurse had told me just moments after being diagnosed with HIV.
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“I know this doesn’t make sense right now, but trust me. This might be the best thing that will ever happen to you.”
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#worldaidsday #hivpositive #undetectable
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Have you returned to #NeverlandForChristmas yet? It’s not too late! (You see, time works a little ...
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Have you returned to #NeverlandForChristmas yet? It’s not too late! (You see, time works a little differently in NeverNeverLand)Click the link in my bio for our brand new Peter Pan inspired music video - a sequel to the one we did last year, this time featuring Disney Legend & the real life ... Have you returned to #NeverlandForChristmas yet? It’s not too late! (You see, time works a little differently in NeverNeverLand)✨🎶✨Click the link in my bio for our brand new Peter Pan inspired music video - a sequel to the one we did last year, this time featuring Disney Legend & the real life Tinker Bell, Margaret Kerry!💫
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I love sharing behind the scenes stories with you guys- my #MerCrew on @patreon gets all the secrets first, but I also love pulling back the curtain a little here on IG too! Hopefully some of you like hearing about this stuff!❤️I thought I’d share about video props today! In most of my videos I sneak little props & items into the set that have special meaning for me. Sometimes they’re Easter eggs from past videos, or nods to other @disney films, like Aladdin’s lamp hidden in Ariel’s trove of human thingamabobs in the set of my Part of Your World video! ✨This sweet little teddy that Miley brought to Neverland was of course a nod to Michael’s teddy bear from the Disney film, but it goes a bit deeper than that. He came to me as a gift from my mom years ago. I used to collect teddy bears, and she would give them to me to mark special occasions, or just surprise me out of the blue if she was out and saw one she thought I might like. (I still have most of them). I love how vintage this little guy looks and I thought he would be the perfect companion to Miley’s character on her visit to Neverland. After all, her character represents me in so many ways, and as a kid I always had a teddy bear by my side-especially at bedtime (to keep the monsters away).😉 .....................
My mom is a huge reason why I have such a love and nostalgia for Peter Pan. She never discouraged me from reading fairytales, and she named me after a pixie. Peter Pan’s Flight is our favorite ride at Disneyland, and we’ve watched all iterations of Peter Pan movies together since I was really little. I’ll never forget my parents taking me and my brother to see Hook when it came out. I promptly came home, put on my blue satin nightgown and pretended I was about to fly off to Neverland myself. This little teddy represents all of that to me and more.
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1st year - Turned up, barely went in, was bare dramaaaaa. 2nd year - lost motivation, let the negative ...
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1st year - Turned up, barely went in, was bare dramaaaaa. 2nd year - lost motivation, let the negative people in my circle, I let my personal struggles get in the way of my success and I totally gave up. 3rd year - took a year out to work on myself (it was hard cause you know how African parents are), ... 1st year - Turned up, barely went in, was bare dramaaaaa.
2nd year - lost motivation, let the negative people in my circle, I let my personal struggles get in the way of my success and I totally gave up.
3rd year - took a year out to work on myself (it was hard cause you know how African parents are), worked my ass off (BOSSED THE FUCK UP!), grew up (alot😭), travelled alot(opened up my mind to the world), my mother and sisters supported me and pushed me to work hard(failure was simply not an option)
4th year - I came back with a plan and goals, I put my head down and worked my butt off. I cried, I prayed, I studied, I ate and ate (as you can tell from my previous pics but the weight loss it's coming along nicely). I went into those exams and killed it, thanks to my wonderful lecturers and amazing classmates.

I'm never one to write personal stuff but this one means everything to me, I know where I came from and I'm totally different person now, I know all the people that had my back and supported me even when I didn't deserve it and I will never let any of them down (That's on God!!).
I love you guys so much and you'll never know how much you mean to me❤. Today I Graduated with Honors Degree in Law (LLB) at the age of 21 👅👅💅🏾🎓 #ONEDEGREEHOTTER🔥 #BRIDEPRICETRIPPLED💸
#Beauty&Brains💋
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Two years ago, on this day, you turned 51. That same morning you left this world with me and my brothers ...
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Two years ago, on this day, you turned 51. That same morning you left this world with me and my brothers next to you. Less than a year before that you told me you had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, and to be quite honest, I didn’t care much. I spent the greater portion of my life hating you. For ... Two years ago, on this day, you turned 51. That same morning you left this world with me and my brothers next to you. Less than a year before that you told me you had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, and to be quite honest, I didn’t care much.
I spent the greater portion of my life hating you. For reasons no one would understand, and I don’t expect them to. I had avoided speaking to you for months, and even years at a time. Regardless, on a call from my older brother, I drove through the middle of the night to visit you in Philadelphia. It was my second semester of college and I dropped everything to visit you for the first time since you told me you were dying.
I arrived that morning and you were still awake, but barely able to speak from the pain and medications. Evan was 8 and too scared to walk in. It was just you and me. I held your hand for the first time in years, and all you could muster was “I am so sorry Travis, please forgive me.” Over and over you said it. Over and over you told me that you were sorry and loved me. You had been waiting for me.

For the first time in years, I told you that I loved you. I got down on my knees next to your bed and began to cry. I asked if you knew Jesus. If you had accepted him. You nodded, and I began to pray with you, for you, and for your salvation that I was unsure of. I told you that I forgive you, although at the time I still don’t think I did. I left the room to gather my brothers, but by the time we came around the curtain, you had slipped into a coma that you wouldn’t wake up from.

Two weeks later, in a hospice home in Virginia Beach, I came back to visit bearing balloons for your birthday. I was expecting a call everyday that you had taken your last breadth, but it never came. I was woken up the next morning by a knock on the door. You somehow managed to wait precisely until your birthday before you quietly passed. It took me a few days to write this. It took me weeks to find the pictures.It took me two years to mean it when I say:

I love you mom. I do not hate you. I do forgive you. I miss you, and I wish you could see my life now.

Travis
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Months ago, my first interaction with one of the couples that I often see at the store was far from ...
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Months ago, my first interaction with one of the couples that I often see at the store was far from ideal seeing as I accidentally double charged them for a large transaction, which resulted in a couple very uncomfortable phone conversations before finally getting everything straightened ... Months ago, my first interaction with one of the couples that I often see at the store was far from ideal seeing as I accidentally double charged them for a large transaction, which resulted in a couple very uncomfortable phone conversations before finally getting everything straightened out. They were patient and gracious through all of this. Thankfully, they kept coming back whereas I might just write a place off for what happened.
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They came into the store yesterday and while browsing with cups of coffee in hand, they asked me what my favorite book was out of our vast collection on display, a question I frequently get asked. I began taking about the signed copy of Annie Leibovitz’s iconic book, At Work. About how inspiring an artist she is and how much I value her contributions to photography. And I made a side comment joking about how I’d love to own a copy but I couldn’t personally justify the expense at the moment.
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A few minutes later the husband came back with the book and I considered it a success that while I wasn’t the lucky buyer of the book, it was at least going to a good home. After I handed him the receipt, he wrote at the top:
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“To Daniel”
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Then he slid the book and receipt back over the counter to me before smiling gently and walking empty handed out of the store.
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I’m grateful for this special reminder of how kind, generous, and connected us humans are wired to be.
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so today around 11:30 me & my friend (who were gonna call D) went on a walk & while we were walking, i ...
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so today around 11:30 me & my friend (who were gonna call D) went on a walk & while we were walking, i noticed a cute boy & he was sitting on a bench with another guy who had a longboard. on me & D’s second lap around (as we took 3 laps around) i noticed that they were looking at us (but D insisted it was ... so today around 11:30 me & my friend (who were gonna call D) went on a walk & while we were walking, i noticed a cute boy & he was sitting on a bench with another guy who had a longboard. on me & D’s second lap around (as we took 3 laps around) i noticed that they were looking at us (but D insisted it was me bc i was in a cute romper w/ my hair down & D had pajamas w/ her hair up) and i got kinda excited bc guys that i find attractive usually dont find me attractive or show interest. also, while on our second lap around, we noticed that the friend with the longboard had went around us (D theorized that it was to check me out & report back to the cute boy) & then went back to said cute boy & just started talking to him. we took a one more lap around before we went to the other side to sit on the bench that was there bc D wanted me to say hi since she was rooting for me & i also wouldnt go and say hi or tell him he was cute or anything (hahahhahahahahahahahahhah). anyways, we noticed that they kept staring and glancing at us (which could have been bc we were loud and D kept screaming “JUST GOOoo” every now and then but obviously i got too scared to go over there. after a few mins of that, we noticed that the longboard friend had left and it was just the cute boy. D saw this as a chance for me to say hi but i got super panicky and then the longboard friend came back after like 10-15 mins (D also theorized that the cute boy told his friend to leave so that i could walk over to him to say hi) and i eventually didnt go. we waited for a few more mins after the long board friend came back and i got too scared that D even offered to tell him herself but that would be kind of embarassing and awkward bc it would seem like im not straight forward or something idk im weird. i came back and told one of my other roommates about it and she agreed with D’s theories, and that caused me to kind of freak out bc i think i had my chance & blew it but i still didnt believe her. then, i facetimed my best friend & told her about it and she also agreed with D’s two theories. i’m now really upset & feel like i made a mistake & im curious as to if yall agree with D's theories or not :/
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I think this is my absolute favourite photo of you. I was getting changed to go to the studio and had ...
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I think this is my absolute favourite photo of you. I was getting changed to go to the studio and had the tutu to take in for the dress up box. When I came back out and we were leaving a text came through of this photo and I just laughed so much at how random and unexpected it all was. I absolutely loved ... I think this is my absolute favourite photo of you. I was getting changed to go to the studio and had the tutu to take in for the dress up box. When I came back out and we were leaving a text came through of this photo and I just laughed so much at how random and unexpected it all was. I absolutely loved being around you, you made everyday at work fun and entertaining and I was so gutted when you decided to move to Melbourne for your course. We still spoke daily and hung out when you could fly back on break. You told me you were looking at deferring your course to fly back to Perth and I was selfishly happy because I hadn't seen you in so long and thought I'd get to see you for my birthday, but I wish I had told you that. I wish I had called you when you had told me what was going on instead of just texting, maybe it could have made a difference. You were one of my closest friends and although I never said it I think you knew how much Bea and I loved you. You're always in my thoughts and it's so hard not having you a message away. You were so funny and genuine and could always handle my truthful remarks. You made a huge impact on my life and I miss you so much. I know i'm lucky to have all these great memories that on some days make me cry and others make me laugh but it doesn't change the hole that's been left from your absence. Forever in my heart David, you were taken far, far, too soon.
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I couldn’t decide, sooo you get both 🤣 • @lilyludovici villa living <span class="emoji emoji1f4ab"></span> • They never said working ...
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I couldn’t decide, sooo you get both 🤣 • @lilyludovici villa living • They never said working for your dream would be easy • I took 8months off social media, caused by number of things but it also caused me to have a 8th month set back from my dreams, in those 8 months I learnt a lot about ... I couldn’t decide, sooo you get both 🤣

@lilyludovici villa living 💫

They never said working for your dream would be easy 🙊

I took 8months off social media, caused by number of things but it also caused me to have a 8th month set back from my dreams, in those 8 months I learnt a lot about myself and I am constantly learning new things and new skills 💫

But having a huge break off social media taught me when I came back yes I missed sooooooo many post but it almost felt the same, nothing was hugely inspiring me so I moved to Pinterest for my inspiration because I feel like that is a huge tool not used enough 🤭

I came back to inspire and educate others, I don’t care about a number on a screen. Your capabilities on what you do shouldn’t be based off a number on a screen, rather then your actual ability to direct or shoot. Or just be all around creative i am so thankful for everyone supporting me friend, client, follower. Each and everyone one of you are amazing and never forget it without you all I wouldn’t be here today💫

But to me it’s not all a numbers game, to me if you shoot cool shit I’ll tell you that you shoot cool shit ☺️🙌🏼

Let’s all support creative people in general - Tag some of your favorite photographers or artist or all round creative people down below so I can check them out 📸

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My name is Joni (Joe-nee), I’m a queer bisexual trans woman from the south of England, but based in ...
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My name is Joni (Joe-nee), I’m a queer bisexual trans woman from the south of England, but based in Portland, Oregon. I am currently writing a book about the queer scene of Portland, and my journey back to the United States in these politically tumultuous times. I came back to this country to ... My name is Joni (Joe-nee), I’m a queer bisexual trans woman from the south of England, but based in Portland, Oregon. I am currently writing a book about the queer scene of Portland, and my journey back to the United States in these politically tumultuous times. I came back to this country to fight for this community that has provided a home, family, and unwavering acceptance. I am also a drag queen by the name Rita Lynn, Portland’s premiere unhinged clown tranny. It’s important to me as a performer and a producer that I’m opening up space for trans folx to showcase their art, and proudly display their bodies.

I had denied myself knowledge of my identity until I fell in love with a man, I then came out as bisexual (but I was too effeminate for that to be believable, so I told everyone and myself I was gay). After living in America and meeting so many powerful trans femmes, I came out as a trans woman. My journey of self-discovery is ongoing, and am working towards reclaiming masculinity in a way that isn’t imposed on me by others, but am receptive to the inevitable shifting of identity.

It’s important to me that when dealing with a gender-variant person (especially children), that you do not assign an identity to them. The full breadth of my identity was delayed by friends and family ascribing the identity of a ‘gay man’ onto me. I’ve had people tell me how to be a woman, how to enact my femininity, and it should be up to the individual how they choose to envision and express their gender in all its nuances. Ask people’s pronouns, and failing that, try and read how they express themselves.
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first time making one - anywho, wow. who would’ve thought that we’d be together for three years now. story time 🙃 : do you remember when we were working at qdoba, & you’d walk me home every night? not only to make sure i made it home but hoping you’d get some booty? lmao sometimes i wish those days ... first time making one - anywho, wow. who would’ve thought that we’d be together for three years now. story time 🙃 : do you remember when we were working at qdoba, & you’d walk me home every night? not only to make sure i made it home but hoping you’d get some booty? lmao sometimes i wish those days were still around. i remember the first time we were actually intimate. aug 13 2016. i was super nervous bc i mean look at you 🤤. i remember not wanting to leave after that. but i think after you took me to the gas station to get something to drink and some snacks lol. it was like three in the morning & i think the lady thought we was finna rob her 🤷🏼‍♀️ i remember not too long after, we broke into another empty apartment during the day, when one of the workers were doing stuff to if & you stole their speaker. but when he came back you told me i had to jump out of the window, from the second floor 💀. i remember once we left we ran so fast bc you said they might call the cops. i was so scared lmao. but dick makes you do the wildest things. & if we could do it again i most def would lmao. & do you remember when that girl that i beat up on the bus came into qdoba and said she didn’t want me to make her food so you went off on her and then i stepped to the back door to wait for her and you hurried and pulled me back in? 💀💀 i don’t even know her name but oh well. & do you remember shortly before that you beat up my ex & he brought a whole group of people just to see himself get beat up & no one helped him 🤣 but in all seriousness, all the personal things i have told you about and all the secrets i had, you have cherished those and kept me safe so nothing can harm me. & quite honestly, i think you’re the only one who cared. i will always take care of you and cherish every aspect of you. you’re an amazing person.
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Chapter 12 The dance was by far the best night of my life. Ross treated me like I was the only girl in ...
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Chapter 12 The dance was by far the best night of my life. Ross treated me like I was the only girl in the world and nothing felt better. When it ended and he finally drove me home, we sat in his car for a while in silence. Then in one smooth motion, he leaned over and kissed me. We kissed for a while. ... Chapter 12
The dance was by far the best night of my life. Ross treated me like I was the only girl in the world and nothing felt better. When it ended and he finally drove me home, we sat in his car for a while in silence. Then in one smooth motion, he leaned over and kissed me. We kissed for a while. Like, a long while. When the two of us came up for air, he said "You know I have to leave again." I nodded. "I know." He stroked my hair. "I'll be back soon, and it'll be another surprise I'm sure!" He winked. I giggled. "Walk me to my door?" I asked, and he smiled and took my hand. When we reached my doorstep, he gave me one last kiss goodnight. I didn't know when to say it. I had been feeling it for a while, but I didn't know when to say it. So, I just did. "I love you, Ross." His smile faded a little, but then came back, although it didn't look as genuine as before. It almost looked...forced. He pulled me into a hug and kissed my forehead and walked back to his car. I stepped inside my house. I walked up the stairs and collapsed onto my bed before drowning myself in tears. He didn't say it back.
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. . ••ANNIE•• (2/2) “Never can tell (laughing). You know they have things I don’t understand, ...
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. . ••ANNIE•• (2/2) “Never can tell (laughing). You know they have things I don’t understand, you know. I’m a woman, I ain’t no man, so I don’t know where they go and stuff, but they always end up showin’ up somewhere.” “Is he here in town?” “He might be in California. I don’t know. I left ... .
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“Never can tell (laughing). You know they have things I don’t understand, you know. I’m a woman, I ain’t no man, so I don’t know where they go and stuff, but they always end up showin’ up somewhere.”
“Is he here in town?”
“He might be in California. I don’t know.
I left him back and forth. Okay, I was back and forth. When I left and stuff, let me see how you put this. When I left, my babies was real small. I left him because all our problems and everything, you know. Threatenin’ he gonna kill me and all that, and the womens and stuff. You know what I’m sayin'? I mean it would be alright and stuff if I wasn’t legally married to him, but he married me in California. That didn’t matter to them anyway. Womens like that don’t care.”
“Are your children here?”
“One of them is. She came over yesterday and we went to the washeteria and washed clothes I don’t know how many hours.”
“Did you ever remarry?”
“Oh, no ma’am! I dated and everything, I just never did go back to him.
Today I came over here to pay my friend the $3 I owed him. Yesterday, he gave me $5 to buy beer. I bought ONE, and I had $3 left, so I came back to give it to him. I like beer and wine.”
“What are you grateful for each day?”
“Water and air.”
“Do you believe in God?”
“Yes. He make water, don’t He?”
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I'm actually really proud of this chapter. tell me what you think about it! Please comment below! Part 11 I convulsively held on to the rail of a crumbled balcony made of grey rough stone. The dwarves had staked the entry of the mountain with pieces of wrecked columns and statues. After ... I'm actually really proud of this chapter. 😁 tell me what you think about it! Please comment below!
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I convulsively held on to the rail of a crumbled balcony made of grey rough stone. The dwarves had staked the entry of the mountain with pieces of wrecked columns and statues. After we reached Dale by horse the people of Laketown emptied our food carriage and sincerely thanked us for our generosity. Directly after that I went to explore the dilapidated city, but quickly found a quiet spot where I could get lost in my thoughts. Because lately that seemed to be my outlet, to escape from all the problems that bothered me, for example: the disputes between me and my father, my sister's secret, my affection for that dwarf and the fact that we are on the brink of war. I thought about what Eliza told me when we were on our way to Dale, she told me the reason why she left Mirkwod but then came back anyway. When we were attacked by the river by the orcs, because they wanted to kill the dwarves, many soldiers died and Eliza's friend was one of them, in fact she even watched him die. She was devastated by grief, but she came back because she knew her mother wouldn't have wanted her to give up. Suddenly a voice came out of nowhere: "You're even more beatiful than the first time I met you." I was seized by fear: I recognised his voice immediately and it belonged to someone I did not intend to see again. "Caladon." I sighed while I cheerlessly closed my eyes. I only showed one moment of weakness but that's all he needed because suddenly he locked his arms around my chest and started kissing my neck. I quickly recovered and slammed my elbow in his stomach, he loosened his grip on me and stumbled back. This was my chance. I turned around in his arms which now only hung limply around my body. I kicked him in the face and I could've sworn I felt something crack under my fist.

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Happy birthday to my dear wife. God has called you home for nine years now, but its time you came back. ...
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Happy birthday to my dear wife. God has called you home for nine years now, but its time you came back. Me and the girls need you. Love you. Happy birthday to my dear wife. God has called you home for nine years now, but its time you came back. Me and the girls need you. Love you.
I remember hearing this song on the radio when I was real young, and I knew then that was the type of relationship I wanted, someone who’d love me even if I didn’t have anything, when I was down and out. I often reflect on when @annaplantbasediet first started dating me, I really didn’t have much ... I remember hearing this song on the radio when I was real young, and I knew then that was the type of relationship I wanted, someone who’d love me even if I didn’t have anything, when I was down and out. I often reflect on when @annaplantbasediet first started dating me, I really didn’t have much going on lol, I honestly don’t know what she saw in me. I had a job and an apartment(with no furniture lol) but that’s pretty much it. No money, no muscles, no car (didn’t even have a bike cause it got stolen lol), my artistic skills were mediocre at best(still don’t have lots of money or muscles and my artistic skills are still mediocre, but I’m getting there lol). I got evicted, I was locked up a few times within our first year of dating, and through everything she’s been there for me. When I was evicted because my roommate bailed and I couldn’t find someone to takeover his lease, I was so embarrassed cause I don’t even think we were officially dating yet, she let me stay with her until I got a new place. When I was incarcerated she wrote and spent hundreds(jail phone calls are expensive!) to call me everyday, she came and visited at every opportunity she had. When I wanted to leave California to move to South Dakota she came with me, we really struggled finding good jobs and we had to take part time jobs that paid waaaay less than what we were making in CA. The after only being here for two months we got evicted, she easily could have left cause her dad offered to pay for her to come back whenever if she needed to and help her out with getting a place and car, etc(his offer extended to me too lol so don’t get the wrong idea) and really struggled to find a new place, but we did. Anyways she’s been there for me when I literally had nothing, so she’s the only one who deserves to be with me if I ever get anything or anywhere in life.
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I was in a meeting when my mom called but I didn't answer. Until I got a text from her, couldn't believe ...
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I was in a meeting when my mom called but I didn't answer. Until I got a text from her, couldn't believe what I have read. My mind was lost, and my heart sanked because another person I loved had passed. The memories that I have had with this amazing women who is my moms oldest sister, I would never ... I was in a meeting when my mom called but I didn't answer. Until I got a text from her, couldn't believe what I have read. My mind was lost, and my heart sanked because another person I loved had passed. The memories that I have had with this amazing women who is my moms oldest sister, I would never forget. I remember when I was a kid, my aunt will tell my cousin to take me to the local market to buy me things that I would like to eat or whatever. I came back home with 4 little duckling to have pets in the house. She was surprised that Iended up nuying ducklings. Couple of months ago, I came back home to visit the family. Spending time with her was timeless. Cracking jokes, talking shit, having lunch and dinner with her is always great. Now she is gone, and I don't know how I am going to handle it. I wish I can fly back home and be with my family and say my last farewell to her. REST IN PEACE DI HAI. Con thuong di hai nhieu lam. #familypassing #family #love #auntie #hardtimes #inabetterplacenow #PHUNGfamily
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One year ago today. Crazy how time flies. I bounced back from rock bottom, came back and took a big ...
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One year ago today. Crazy how time flies. I bounced back from rock bottom, came back and took a big knock in my wrestling career, had my whole come back brought to a halt. I was pretty down. But not out. I knew at this moment my career as a in ring competitor was over. But I wasn’t gonna give up. @wwe ... One year ago today. Crazy how time flies. I bounced back from rock bottom, came back and took a big knock in my wrestling career, had my whole come back brought to a halt. I was pretty down. But not out. I knew at this moment my career as a in ring competitor was over. But I wasn’t gonna give up. @wwe took care of me and gave me the best job as GM and I loved every moment of it and look forward to what they have in store for me next. I miss wrestling everyday but I have some incredible things to come in 2019. More to come from @thesarayastore with clothes and cosmetics, A MOVIE ABOUT MY LIFE?!!! What the fuhhhh?!! And having someone very special and incredible to bring the new year in with and go on adventures with. I’m very fortunate, even after a lot of unfortunate circumstances. I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been! Pretty cool huh. 😊
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<span class="emoji emoji2600"></span>️<span class="emoji emoji1f334"></span> Hitia O Te Ra x 2018 <span class="emoji emoji1f334"></span><span class="emoji emoji2600"></span>️ • For some of you who don't know what Hitia O Te Ra means. It is Tahitian ...
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Hitia O Te Ra x 2018 ️ • For some of you who don't know what Hitia O Te Ra means. It is Tahitian which in english means Rising Of The Sun. • This year has definitely been a challenging year for us as group but because of Bebe. We were able to pull together and have an end of year production called ... ☀️🌴 Hitia O Te Ra x 2018 🌴☀️

For some of you who don't know what Hitia O Te Ra means. It is Tahitian which in english means Rising Of The Sun.

This year has definitely been a challenging year for us as group but because of Bebe. We were able to pull together and have an end of year production called Te A'o. It was a different kind of show for us because of what Hitia is known for our live drumming and music but the essence of Hitia was still present and flowed through our performance.

I'm unsure what the future entails but what I do know is that the SUN WILL ALWAYS BE RISING! I had the opportunity to dance with them back when I was a child. I had stepped away from dance in general for a very long time. Then back in 2014 I came back and I am beyond blessed that I did.

I want to express my gratitude to Uncle Alex, Auntie Tanya and the whole Tekurio Family for not only my introduction to professional polynesian dancing but also accepting me back and nourishing and embracing my culture and my gift of dance. To my dance family. I love you all so much! I know you all know how deep my love is for you all and to your families too. Always loving me and expressing it to me. Have a blessed Christmas and a Prosperous New Year! Remember... Forever Hitia O Te Ra!

#HitiaOTeRa #HOTR #ForeverHOTR #2018
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The last two days of August and first day of September were super filled with events for me. Started ...
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The last two days of August and first day of September were super filled with events for me. Started my 30th of August with the Association of Mobile Money of Nigeria (@ammanigeria) workshop in Ibadan, with attendance of MMO's such as Quickteller, Paga, Kudi, Etranzact, Global Accelerex ... The last two days of August and first day of September were super filled with events for me. Started my 30th of August with the Association of Mobile Money of Nigeria (@ammanigeria) workshop in Ibadan, with attendance of MMO's such as Quickteller, Paga, Kudi, Etranzact, Global Accelerex and CBN. .
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Had to leave the workshop to face Abeokuta for our #ExploreAbeokuta #OfadaTour. Got to Abeokuta before 4pm to join other friends from Ibadan and Lagos.
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And the waka waka began....Lodged in my hotel room, went out to grab a meal (steamed rice and chicken for me), came back to the hotel, went out to club (Man dont drink, you can ask my people), came back to chill/gist at the pool side....then Sleep mode activated.
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Next day ( #TGIF), Took my Breakfast and we set out, took Amala Funfun with Ewedu (Energizer before climbing Olumo), Visited Olumo Rock, Left to Go grab the famous Ofada Rice along Kuto (Mad ass Ofada), then visted Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, The Amusement park and the Zoo. Trust me, it was fun...Went back to the hotel to rest and freshen up, then went out to club skrrrrrrrrrrrrr (with my @CocaCola_NG).
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Saturday morning, I knew I had to be back in Ibadan to attend two events (Aisha Cosmetic Outlet opening and the #DNDSilentDisco Party), got back to Ibadan before 10am. Then set out for the Ibadan movement. Great outing with @mz_rubeey @sirehabbiibb @iam_abdulaxis & @themaryamgiwa at Aisha Cosmetics (@aisha_cosmetics) offline outlet opening, then I ended the day with the #DNDSilentDisco (@WaleOzolua).
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Summary of my story, "As much as you work hard to put food on your table and money in your account, always find time to relax, travel, and have fun". TAINK YOU all for making these days awesome.
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Old stomping grounds!! <span class="emoji emoji1f4a5"></span> - A little backstory - @ameliawhelan moved to Hawaii 6 years ago, at which ...
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Old stomping grounds!! - A little backstory - @ameliawhelan moved to Hawaii 6 years ago, at which point me and my soon to be sister @ericasilich came to visit her for 10 days. We flew across the world at the age of 20 to go see one of our best friends. We had a wild time (to say the least) but one ... Old stomping grounds!! 💥
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A little backstory - @ameliawhelan moved to Hawaii 6 years ago, at which point me and my soon to be sister @ericasilich came to visit her for 10 days. We flew across the world at the age of 20 to go see one of our best friends. We had a wild time (to say the least) but one thing i remember so clearly was the moment i jumped in this water right here, i knew i had never felt anything like it. It was the best energetic feeling.
I knew right there and then that i wanted this to be home. We came back and i told Amelia I’m applying for school there. Applied, got in and moved 8 months later. I got a job at @volcom where my manager became one of my best friends (@kay_queue) i gained residency so i could afford school and rent. I loved every minute of this island lifestyle. We had mango trees & an avocado tree in our backyard. We bulk shopped at co-ops. Some of the hardest years of my life were ages 16-23 and right in the midst of it i was living here. I was going through a lot mentally, physically and emotionally but i really feel like this island helped heal me in ways i couldn’t imagine.🏄‍♀️🌋
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From here i sold my car and left, but promised I’d be back. I went to Indonesia for a yoga cert, hiked around the world (Cali & NZ) & managed to teach some yoga retreats along the way in Europe & Colombia. Moved home to open a yoga studio (amazing opportunity i couldn’t say no to) and haven’t been back here in 2 years because of it all. But i have always craved and missed this rock. 🏝
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Finally with the finances and freedom my new mobile health and wellness business affords me, i was able to come back for my 25th birthday. It’s a dream come true and i couldn’t be more grateful to have never settled for anything less than absolute adventure and love in my life thus far. I’ve decided to give up the studio and keep my free life so i have the opportunity to up and go whenever i please. I have a lot of travel plans already booked for the rest of this year and 2019, but one thing i know is that I’m expanding my business to Hawaii so that it’ll never be two years before i get back here again. 🙏🏽
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I haven’t spoken about this because honestly I haven’t had time nor the energy to actually tell people ...
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I haven’t spoken about this because honestly I haven’t had time nor the energy to actually tell people how I really feel I’m just the type to sit back watch and listen. This picture represents a place I don’t deserve to be after the loss of who I claim to be my mother(my real mother is like my sister/best ... I haven’t spoken about this because honestly I haven’t had time nor the energy to actually tell people how I really feel I’m just the type to sit back watch and listen. This picture represents a place I don’t deserve to be after the loss of who I claim to be my mother(my real mother is like my sister/best friend). Grandma you never kicked me out, never charged me rent all you truly cared about was that my room was clean and I always kept you up to date with electronics. Pop is on his first cruise without you and I wouldn’t let him go alone. You passed and family took sides leaving pop split when he needed to be whole but I just stayed quiet and made sure at the end of the night I slept on your side of the bed with him. As time goes on we have came back together and I’d think you would be at peace at this point but trust me when I say there is still work to be done. At dinner last night someone asked who we missing... Pop said Tonia and for a split second I believed him. “Anthony do this, fix that!” Things you would wake me up for after I only slept a couple hours. I’m holding the man down as best as I can I hope you see it. People want me to move out and become a “man” but I think a true man knows that family comes first. If he don’t want me to leave then I will grow old with him in the same house you raised me in.
I miss you...
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There’s something to be said about great coaching. Sure there’s days you just want to go out there ...
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There’s something to be said about great coaching. Sure there’s days you just want to go out there and spin some brainless fun laps. But then there’s a different type of fun-the kind that challenges you, pushes you outside your comfort zone and makes you grow. This is the rewarding type of fun, ... There’s something to be said about great coaching. Sure there’s days you just want to go out there and spin some brainless fun laps. But then there’s a different type of fun-the kind that challenges you, pushes you outside your comfort zone and makes you grow. This is the rewarding type of fun, the type that leaves a satisfaction and happy feeling which lingers for days. That’s the type of fun I’m after. And that’s why I’m here. Who’s going to go to Barber with weekend with @sportbiketracktime and joining me in this type of fun?!! There’s a big difference between coaches and control riders, and at STT I look forward mostly to the coaching!
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Here I am intently listening to what @masonbettenga is instructing me on. I was sweating balls bc it was my first time in A group and I was pretty damn scared. And while I may have been the slowest rider out there, the amount of knowledge I retained that day was mind blowing. I came back exhausted—I couldn’t even run all the session that day. I came back out of breath, realizing just how out of shape I am. But I also came back with a whole new eye opening view on speed, brake zones and entry. It was a whirlwind of excitement and reaching new comfort zones. To me THIS is real fun😁. I’m kind of scared to sign up in A group this weekend (I always feel I’m going to piss someone off while I park it into T5) but I know I’ll progress so much more and faster 😅 I want to learn from the advanced riders out there bc they inspire me to do better and better!
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Today is Daphne’s birthday. Every year, I search for a way to celebrate and honor her life. This year, ...
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Today is Daphne’s birthday. Every year, I search for a way to celebrate and honor her life. This year, I planted a succulent garden. *** The first two years, I wanted everyone to celebrate with me, including extended family. I made a fancy cake and hosted a service dinner, where we made 58 ... Today is Daphne’s birthday. Every year, I search for a way to celebrate and honor her life. This year, I planted a succulent garden.
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The first two years, I wanted everyone to celebrate with me, including extended family. I made a fancy cake and hosted a service dinner, where we made 58 handmade gifts to symbolize Daphne’s 58 days on earth. It felt good to serve, and I was grateful people showed up to support my grief.
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On Daphne’s third birthday, I realized that what I really wanted was for everyone in the world to miss her as much as I did, and that simply wasn’t possible. No matter how many people showed up for the party, I would never be satisfied.
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Daphne was my light. I was prepared to devote my entire life to her survival. I thought she was my purpose. When she died, I felt like all the best parts of me were curled up in the fetal position in a very dark corner of my heart. I felt irreparably broken. But I wasn’t. With the help of my Savior, I began putting all the pieces of my heart back together. Slowly I came back to myself, reborn from the darkness of grief.
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Today is Daphne’s 7th birthday, and I feel so much stronger than I was before she came into my life. What was broken in me was broken before she came. Losing Daphne didn’t break me. It prepared me to heal and rise stronger.
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During her lifetime, Daphne didn’t go many public places. But two nights before she passed away, we attended my SIL’s wedding reception @cactusandtropicals, and the wedding photographer snapped our only family photo with Daphne. This year, in honor of Daphne’s birthday, I planted a tiny succulent garden using plants from that greenhouse. I will always miss Daphne. Always! But somehow this feels like the end of the most painful years of grieving and the beginning of a new era of joy and growth.
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Happy birthday, beautiful girl! I carry you in my heart. I am never without you. #daphnejanegainer
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"It hurts so bad, on nights where I just stay awake thinking about us, about what we could have been. ...
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"It hurts so bad, on nights where I just stay awake thinking about us, about what we could have been. It hurt that the memories came back to haunt me like the ghost of all the skeletons in my closet came rushing out to destroy me. Nights where I just stare in to the night sky and ask "why, why me of all ... "It hurts so bad, on nights where I just stay awake thinking about us, about what we could have been. It hurt that the memories came back to haunt me like the ghost of all the skeletons in my closet came rushing out to destroy me. Nights where I just stare in to the night sky and ask "why, why me of all people?" I hate how tainted my memories have become after I met you, I hate how just the look of you takes everything out of the picture and leaves me breathless. I hate that no matter how much I hate you, a certain part of me still fucking loves you." - feefaifofum
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 #Repost Good day my name is Sandra Chukwudumebi Opara. I'm 29 Years old.I am a mother of 2 beautiful ...
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#Repost Good day my name is Sandra Chukwudumebi Opara. I'm 29 Years old.I am a mother of 2 beautiful kids of age 6 and 4.. my predicament all started last year February 15,2017,i woke up in the morning and felt this sharp pain on my left shoulder thinking it was muscle pull or that i probably didnt ... #Repost
Good day my name is Sandra Chukwudumebi Opara. I'm 29 Years old.I am a mother of 2 beautiful kids of age 6 and 4.. my predicament all started last year February 15,2017,i woke up in the morning and felt this sharp pain on my left shoulder thinking it was muscle pull or that i probably didnt sleep right. i tried to massage the hand and i felt some relief, but afterwards, the pain came back. i went to the hospital and tests were carried out, but i wasnt satisfied with the results since the hand began to swell and the pain had become unbearable that even the highest pain killers couldnt suppress the pain. i was sent to kings care for MRI then lifebridge for another MRI, the doctors re – examined me and said I had Osteogenic Sarcoma(cancer) of the left shoulder. The journey was crazy, horrific, life threatening..Finally I had This God sent doctor who directed me to an oncologist in National Hospital Abuja,he said i should go for a CT to check my lungs,I did and when the result came out,he showed me that a little had metasised into my lungs.i went through 6 cycles of chemotheraphy and a month of Radiotheraphy. After all this treatment the pain came back tough. Its so terrible and excruciating which makes It difficult for me to sleep well at night. We went to See an Indian oncologist who advised I needed to go to India as fast as possible (3weeks) for surgery and a pet CT scan urgently before the disease spreads to my lymph nodes. All these will cost an estimate of $28000 usd.(10,080,000 naira) things haven’t  been easy for me,my family has run down financially during the course of treatment. i was relieved of my job because of this illness, this is why i have decided to reach out to you all to please help me financially. i want to be counted as a survivor of osteosarcoma overcoming this terrible sickness called cancer. GOD gives life but i will need all of your support to remain Alive  to take care of my kids. thank you and GOD bless..
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“I missed my flight back home”. What was originally a typical Arthur Tan three-days-fly-in-fly-out ...
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“I missed my flight back home”. What was originally a typical Arthur Tan three-days-fly-in-fly-out for a childhood friend’s wedding turned out to be the best trip back to Kuala Lumpur I have ever made. To the special people that came back into my life when I was in town, the things we did and ... “I missed my flight back home”. What was originally a typical Arthur Tan three-days-fly-in-fly-out for a childhood friend’s wedding turned out to be the best trip back to Kuala Lumpur I have ever made. To the special people that came back into my life when I was in town, the things we did and the things that were said will always have a special place in my heart forever. Thank you the most to my boys for convincing me to do the most unthinkably chaotic thing I have ever done in my very structured and calculated life, missing my damn flight back home and extending my stay over the New Year. 2018 was a roller coaster with some real lows in there for me. I owe you guys a huge one for showing me what it’s like to laugh till it hurts again(🤝👉〰️❄️🍗🍗). KL is hot and I’m sweating buckets, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Happy New Year 2019 everyone!
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I'm busier than a one-legged man in an a**-kicking contest! Wrapping a mountain of gifts, last-minute ...
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I'm busier than a one-legged man in an a**-kicking contest! Wrapping a mountain of gifts, last-minute shopping, making cinnamon rolls for tomorrow morning. It's all about making sure our children have a magical Christmas Eve. ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ My family's tradition has always been to open our ... I'm busier than a one-legged man in an a**-kicking contest! Wrapping a mountain of gifts, last-minute shopping, making cinnamon rolls for tomorrow morning. It's all about making sure our children have a magical Christmas Eve. ⁣
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My family's tradition has always been to open our presents on Christmas Eve. My parents always told us that Santa came to our house first. We would always go out to dinner. Just as we were getting ready to pull out of the driveway, Dad would say, "Oh, darn, I forgot my cigarettes! And he'd run back in to get them....⁣
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Little did we know he was putting the presents out under the tree. So when we came back home from dinner, after driving around to look at the Christmas lights, it was so magical! The presents had appeared from nowhere! We'd run to the tree, squealing with joy. Santa was here!⁣
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I like this so much better than opening on Christmas morning... you don't end up with a bunch of ugly photos with everyone in pajamas. Everyone looks their best, dressed up in their Christmas Eve outfits. Christmas Day is just cooking and feasting and the children playing with their new toys.⁣
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Now that we are back to the Catholic church, we will be going to Christmas Eve Mass at 4 o'clock at our local parish, then we'll do Christmas Eve dinner and come back home to open our gifts. ⁣
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God bless you and Merry Christmas!
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<span class="emoji emoji2600"></span>️<span class="emoji emoji1f334"></span> Hitia O Te Ra x 2018 <span class="emoji emoji1f334"></span><span class="emoji emoji2600"></span>️ • For some of you who don't know what Hitia O Te Ra means. It is Tahitian ...
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Hitia O Te Ra x 2018 ️ • For some of you who don't know what Hitia O Te Ra means. It is Tahitian which in english means Rising Of The Sun. • This year has definitely been a challenging year for us as group but because of Bebe. We were able to pull together and have an end of year production called ... ☀️🌴 Hitia O Te Ra x 2018 🌴☀️

For some of you who don't know what Hitia O Te Ra means. It is Tahitian which in english means Rising Of The Sun.

This year has definitely been a challenging year for us as group but because of Bebe. We were able to pull together and have an end of year production called Te A'o. It was a different kind of show for us because of what Hitia is known for our live drumming and music but the essence of Hitia was still present and flowed through our performance.

I'm unsure what the future entails but what I do know is that the SUN WILL ALWAYS BE RISING! I had the opportunity to dance with them back when I was a child. I had stepped away from dance in general for a very long time. Then back in 2014 I came back and I am beyond blessed that I did.

I want to express my gratitude to Uncle Alex, Auntie Tanya and the whole Tekurio Family for not only my introduction to professional polynesian dancing but also accepting me back and nourishing and embracing my culture and my gift of dance. To my dance family. I love you all so much! I know you all know how deep my love is for you all and to your families too. Always loving me and expressing it to me. Have a blessed Christmas and a Prosperous New Year! Remember... Forever Hitia O Te Ra!

#HitiaOTeRa #HOTR #ForeverHOTR #2018
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​The Journey to the Center of the Earth We arrived to the Kirkjufell mountain with the worst light ...
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​The Journey to the Center of the Earth We arrived to the Kirkjufell mountain with the worst light and it was packed with selfie sticks and DSLR enthusiasts trying funky angles. We killed bad light time eating and then drove the whole Snaefellsnes peninsula shooting the endless okay light ... ​The Journey to the Center of the Earth

We arrived to the Kirkjufell mountain with the worst light and it was packed with selfie sticks and DSLR enthusiasts trying funky angles.
We killed bad light time eating and then drove the whole Snaefellsnes peninsula shooting the endless okay light hours of the Icelandic summer.

We were back to Kirkjufell right at photography light's prime time.
The place was deserted (of course) and something else was different:
It seems a snow storm arrived when we left and left when we came back.

The weather was bad for weeks but the sun gave me its best colors at the right time with an spectacular sunrise.

A Brittish photographer rushed to the spot as if it was a matter of life and death, Youtubing every change in the light as if it was a soccer play.

When the best part of the sunrise was over I stepped back from the camera for a bit and fainted a little.
I realised where I was.
I had been in a trance completely focused on my subject.
The mountain, the river, the clouds, the sunlight and the waterfalls were mere geometrical shapes and colours that had to be composed in order to make them sing.

My body was stiff and I felt the cold air bruising my face and the ice that now covered my numb hands.
The shapes were mountains again. I turned back in fear because I didn't remembered if I was next to a cliff or not.

I was overwhelmed by the beauty that surrounded me and it became clear why Verne chose this area as the location for his novel The Journey to The Center of the Earth.

The Brit told me, his eyes lit, that he wasn't expecting this. "I came several times this week and it was just fog and rain. But Today..."
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Alejandra had been waiting for me in the car for too long and as I rushed back to her an Asian photographer ran to the spot but soon slowed his pace. "How was it?", he asked. "Spectacular!... but now it's GONE!", I said.
"I know!" he laughed, disappointed. "I should have been here an hour ago!", he shouted in the distance.
"You bet!", "You don't travel to the frontier of the arctic circle to photograph the entrance to the center of the earth to be one hour late!", I said to myself.

#Iceland #Landscape #Mountain #Story
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I’m not going to let Instagram choose my “Best 9” this year. Considering their qualifications for ...
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I’m not going to let Instagram choose my “Best 9” this year. Considering their qualifications for what’s most popular, I couldn’t possibly trust them to make such a decision (my desert photos never perform well). What does an algorithm know about real life experience anyway? It’s up to me ... I’m not going to let Instagram choose my “Best 9” this year. Considering their qualifications for what’s most popular, I couldn’t possibly trust them to make such a decision (my desert photos never perform well). What does an algorithm know about real life experience anyway? It’s up to me to decide which trips, tales or photos rise above the rest, which memories stand out as monumental, and what I keep closest to my heart.
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This PNW lady was fortunate enough to spend a fair amount of time in slot canyons in both Utah and Arizona this year, far more than years past. Once by myself, once as a part of a photo shoot, and once with this gal and longtime boo, @jasmineash. When our trip to Havasu Falls was cancelled because of flooding, we decided to stick to our travel plans and head to the desert anyway, despite the August heat. We muscled down and were ready for some scorching sun. We brought bathing suits and towels, sunscreen and wide brimmed hats. We planned to spend as much time in canyons and swimming as possible, hoping for a cool escape from the harsh gaze of the midday sun. Sadly, we only made it in and out of a sliver of Buckskin Gulch before the monsoon-like rains came. And once they came, they stuck around. Thunder clapped and lightning bolted from heavy clouds for nearly 24 hours. Roads washed out. We shivered silently in our bunk beds, totally unprepared for such extreme conditions. We had to scrap our plans once again. We drove for hours in an attempt to escape the weather. And then we drove all the way back. We ate Chinese food, drank copious amounts of wine and had memorable conversations with locals. In true fashion, we made the best of it. When the sun finally came back out, it was about time to leave. Do I wish things had gone differently? Perhaps. But a great story came out of it. One that “maybe” gets told every time we’re around other people. Because who doesn’t like a tale of beating the odds and making the most out of a shitty situation? It’s a story of triumph, if you will, however tiny the triumph may be. Or maybe we just like reliving the excitement of it. Probably a little bit of both.
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So let me tell you what has happened to me in the last couple of days. I did not go jogging in the last ...
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So let me tell you what has happened to me in the last couple of days. I did not go jogging in the last couple of days because my cough came back. Absolutely no excuse though on the diet. I wish I could tell you I've been eating clean the last couple of days but I haven't. I was lying in bed after work ... So let me tell you what has happened to me in the last couple of days. I did not go jogging in the last couple of days because my cough came back. Absolutely no excuse though on the diet. I wish I could tell you I've been eating clean the last couple of days but I haven't. I was lying in bed after work and I was craving MAJOR sweets. So I got up, drove to Target went straight for the snack aisle. I grabbed some Oreos, gummy bears and gummy worms with a gallon of milk. I was about to check out but something kept stopping me. Telling me no! It was my healthy conscious. All this hard work just to throw it away on some crap food.yes I was craving sweets but this was the wrong way to go. I put everything back and saw some cherries and blackberries. Grabbed those instead. There comes a point where we say FUCK IT imma do what I want! But in this case I couldn't let myself down. I've come too far to fuck it up. So as I sit hear in my car Eating this deliciousness, I'm thinking " I'm so glad I said no. " now back on my grind tomorrow morning.
#healthy #health #fitnessanonymous #fitness #motivation #dedication #committed #ilovetosweat #fitspiration #mapmyrunapp #goodnight
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To me this sums up 2018! Sure, I see my huge horse head, eating a cookie in bed on vacation, my crazy ...
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To me this sums up 2018! Sure, I see my huge horse head, eating a cookie in bed on vacation, my crazy tights that my friends cringe when I wear, I can see my little Buddha belly Listen, I’m not going to lie and say it’s all unicorns and rainbows! My sales were down from last year across the board, ... To me this sums up 2018! Sure, I see my huge horse head, eating a cookie in bed on vacation, my crazy tights that my friends cringe when I wear, I can see my little Buddha belly 😂

Listen, I’m not going to lie and say it’s all unicorns and rainbows! My sales were down from last year across the board, for being in business for over 20 years that is the first year that happened and it’s scary. Maybe there are more options.. maybe I got complacent... either way it was the reality. I learned that I like many, have been used by people to advance their own career and it’s ok. I would of helped you! Even when someone moves I immediately connect people i know locally there because we share this world and I love when my friends meet friends and become friends... What I gained? I spent the past 20 years running to create a legacy for my dad to make his name last longer than my life. Guess what? There is no finish line to that one! He would of been sad that I have no mate or life outside of work, that I am actually him and he wanted more for me. So I bravely cut back. Closed.. which I would of never done, to gasp... take vacations? Best choice i made. To work on the icky stuff deep inside that would make me cry and eat chips. To be a better friend and to actually listen. To realize that everyone has something special to offer the world and to celebrate that! To be humble always In personal relationships too. It’s tough to tell someone you’re scared, you’re lonely, you need help and that you miss them.
The best gift I gave myself is the fact that everyone loves a come back. It’s never over Johnny, the wasted time I regretted a choice and compared myself to anyone outside of a unicorn is waste! When I actually asked myself what i want to do spending the second half of my life doing... well that creative hunger came back. The fact I stopped thinking anyone was out of my league for dating or working with. When I realized my issues don’t have to be anyone else’s because I got this! You can always change the road you’re on at anytime! It’s hard and scary but looking back on life aren’t those the things we value most? Love you all and thank you ❤️❤️
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<span class="emoji emoji2600"></span>️<span class="emoji emoji1f334"></span> Hitia O Te Ra x 2018 <span class="emoji emoji1f334"></span><span class="emoji emoji2600"></span>️ • For some of you who don't know what Hitia O Te Ra means. It is Tahitian ...
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Hitia O Te Ra x 2018 ️ • For some of you who don't know what Hitia O Te Ra means. It is Tahitian which in english means Rising Of The Sun. • This year has definitely been a challenging year for us as group but because of Bebe. We were able to pull together and have an end of year production called ... ☀️🌴 Hitia O Te Ra x 2018 🌴☀️

For some of you who don't know what Hitia O Te Ra means. It is Tahitian which in english means Rising Of The Sun.

This year has definitely been a challenging year for us as group but because of Bebe. We were able to pull together and have an end of year production called Te A'o. It was a different kind of show for us because of what Hitia is known for our live drumming and music but the essence of Hitia was still present and flowed through our performance.

I'm unsure what the future entails but what I do know is that the SUN WILL ALWAYS BE RISING! I had the opportunity to dance with them back when I was a child. I had stepped away from dance in general for a very long time. Then back in 2014 I came back and I am beyond blessed that I did.

I want to express my gratitude to Uncle Alex, Auntie Tanya and the whole Tekurio Family for not only my introduction to professional polynesian dancing but also accepting me back and nourishing and embracing my culture and my gift of dance. To my dance family. I love you all so much! I know you all know how deep my love is for you all and to your families too. Always loving me and expressing it to me. Have a blessed Christmas and a Prosperous New Year! Remember... Forever Hitia O Te Ra!

#HitiaOTeRa #HOTR #ForeverHOTR #2018
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I remember when I was 7 years old and my mom wanted to talk to me.She came in my room early in the morning ...
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I remember when I was 7 years old and my mom wanted to talk to me.She came in my room early in the morning and sat on my bed.I wondered if I was in trouble because she never came and sat on my bed.She looked beautiful as usual.She always looked like a little girl to me.Never like a woman.She had gotten ... I remember when I was 7 years old and my mom wanted to talk to me.She came in my room early in the morning and sat on my bed.I wondered if I was in trouble because she never came and sat on my bed.She looked beautiful as usual.She always looked like a little girl to me.Never like a woman.She had gotten pregnant with me at 16 years old and that had a lot to do with her angel face.But that's for another day.Either way, I was happy.My mom was sitting in my room with me!She stared at the wall for a long time before she turned to me.”Brandi? I have to talk to you about something."Her voice was shaking and she was fidgeting with her fingers...her head was down.”Your daddy um...your daddy passed away."I was quiet,but it felt like my body had just caught on fire.Anger.This is what anger feels like.She's a liar.Why was she lying to me!?I stared at her...I just continued to stare at her until she became invisible,until I could see through her and she was no longer in the room.She became clear!Whalah!I'm a magician.I removed her with my mind.I could hear my stepdad watching sports in the other room...that meant she was talking about MY daddy.Is this really happening?If so how come she isn't crying?I let my eyes readjust to the spot where I made her disappear.I stayed fixated until my mommy came back... until she wasn't invisible anymore.She put her arm around me to hug me.But I didn't want to hug.I couldn't tell her that though.She was in my room,sitting on my bed,so maybe she was the one who needed a hug.Her eyes were beginning to water and I could tell she needed me to respond. I wanted to be a good girl so I put on my mask and told her I was ok. But I wasn't. The anger had just begun and it would be years until the anger shut off.I don't think she meant to,but my mother handed me a mask that day.She put a mask in my hands and showed me how to use it.She showed me how to hold back the tears during a trauma!Showed me how to put it on and tighten the straps so that it fit my face with perfection.It was beautiful!It always had me looking like I had it all together.It gave the illusion that I knew how to deal with every moment...Hope you enjoyed.I’m still working on it. ☺️✨✨
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This is just my testimony. Back in 2013 I was getting so sick and no one could tell me what was going ...
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This is just my testimony. Back in 2013 I was getting so sick and no one could tell me what was going on with me. I sent my kids to live in Trinidad because I felt like I couldn’t take care of them like a mother was supposed to. I was down and out and felt like life was really over. I went to MCU bank and ... This is just my testimony.

Back in 2013 I was getting so sick and no one could tell me what was going on with me. I sent my kids to live in Trinidad because I felt like I couldn’t take care of them like a mother was supposed to. I was down and out and felt like life was really over. I went to MCU bank and increased my life insurance cause I felt like death was coming. I wanted to make sure that if I died my children wanted for nothing. I flew down to Trinidad a week before I had a few procedures scheduled to visit my kids “one last time”. When I came back I called my mom who worked every weekend and finally told her everything that was going on with me. I had a procedure scheduled for 3/25/13 and ironically my mom was taken off her work schedule that weekend so I flew her in (1st sign that God was working). The first picture above was taken when I was leaving the surgery center. I was high as a kite but that night everything would change for the worse.
When I got home I went straight to sleep. When I awoken I was covered in hives, my body was so hot and itchy and my tongue felt so heavy. @__mike.p took me to pick up my mom and we went to the hospital. Long story short I was cursing and acting a fool in the ER. My mom started talking to me about God and how I needed to change my life and how I treated people. As she was talking to me a nurse came over to give me Benadryl through my IV. 15 mins later she walked over again with a syringe of medication. The time it took for me to ask her what medication it was, she injected it. I immediately felt the medication flowing through my body and veins. I felt my heart beating out of my chest and felt a bubbling sensation rising inside my throat. My mom looked at me and asked what was wrong and the last words I told her was that my throat was closing.

At midnight on 3/26/13 I literally died. I heard God speak and tell me that he wasn’t ready for me yet. Go back and tell the people God is real.

Hopefully my testimony can help someone this morning. It’s more to my story but Instagram won’t let me be great 😂. But y’all have a blessed day 💕
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M- y/n who were you talking to?? Y- nobody M- y/n don't lie to me I don't anything like "that" to happen ...
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M- y/n who were you talking to?? Y- nobody M- y/n don't lie to me I don't anything like "that" to happen again ☹️ {FLASHBACK} I was 14 and I was dating Joey. He came to my room late at night and wanted to do it with me. When I refused him he tied me on my bed and started to hit me. He was abusive he was ... M- y/n who were you talking to?? Y- nobody
M- y/n don't lie to me I don't anything like "that" to happen again ☹️
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I was 14 and I was dating Joey. He came to my room late at night and wanted to do it with me. When I refused him he tied me on my bed and started to hit me. He was abusive he was crazy. Then mark came in and saved me. No one else knows this except for me and Mark {END FLASHBACK}
Y-ok I won't lie. I was talking to hunter
M-ok night sis
Y-night -next morning-
I woke up did my morning routine.
I put on back leggings and a grey sweatshirt
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I Putin my shoes and was about to leave the door when...
M-where are you going
Y-on a walk
M-with who??
Y- just me
M-okay
Y- gawd you are so over protective
I walked around the block and bumped to some one
??-I'm so sorry
Y- it's o- ARIEL
A- Y/N
Y- omg I haven't seen you in a while
A-yeah I moved for a bit and came back
Y- ok uh can you help me
A- with what
Y- I have a date tonight
Ok peoples that was chapter 6 do you think mark is over protective or not???🤔
#jacobsartoriusfanfic #fanfiction
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Do you believe in you? I told myself I was gonna get a fire music video, I did that, I said I was gonna ...
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Do you believe in you? I told myself I was gonna get a fire music video, I did that, I said I was gonna get back on all the digital outlets and stay there, I did that, I said I was gonna put my name in so many places to the point where if you ever search up my name anywhere you couldn’t help but to find me, ... Do you believe in you?
I told myself I was gonna get a fire music video, I did that, I said I was gonna get back on all the digital outlets and stay there, I did that, I said I was gonna put my name in so many places to the point where if you ever search up my name anywhere you couldn’t help but to find me, I did that, I said I was gonna stop being bummy and get a job next thing I knew I had 3, this newfound hustle all stems from when I was in Arizona with my sister because she needed my help raising my niece and my nephews while she worked herself to the bone, I told myself when I came back to the D shit was gone change, I told Brady just be patient with me Lil bro we bouta have a whole album under our belt I promise, I only got $200 for being in AZ but I bought a new mic and and a stand and some headphones with it and shipped it to Detroit because I knew in two weeks I’d be back! I came back and started making music again, I stopped making music because I lent my whole setup to a friend back in a time when we were all young musicians who were in a big homie house putting all our resources together to build a studio, and I felt no need to make anything new because I was fresh off my first album, so I was promoting that, shit went south and all I know is I never got my equipment back so in 2016 I basically quit rap, fucked up in college, identity got stole, lived in a fucked up house, Niggas not even hip about the shit I had to go through bro, look at me now tho, I’m not all the way better but I’m motivated, I do the things I want to now, and I’m still telling myself everyday what I can and will do, next up is this fucking cypher that I’m about to kill!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you needed to see this then I’m glad I could be your inspiration, but stop wishing you could and just do it. 💎💎💎💎💎💎💎 it’s way more to the story too, and I invite you to ask me whatever the fuck you Wanna know, I’m not hiding from the truth, all I know is what’s real.
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At Beaver Bend State Park, I met a deer our first night there. I called her “mamas” bc she was pregnant. ...
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At Beaver Bend State Park, I met a deer our first night there. I called her “mamas” bc she was pregnant. I fed her and the other doe she bought some corn. She came back an hr later with 2 others. The next night she came back with her other doe friends and I fed them more corn and some peaches, less than ... At Beaver Bend State Park, I met a deer our first night there. I called her “mamas” bc she was pregnant. I fed her and the other doe she bought some corn. She came back an hr later with 2 others. The next night she came back with her other doe friends and I fed them more corn and some peaches, less than a hr later she came back with 9 other does with the buck who rarely shows up!! She came within 5 ft of me and I was stoked!!! I felt so bad when we had to leave bc I knew she would come back looking for me bc she didn’t go to any other campers besides us. Simply amazing!!❤️🦌
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#beaverbendstatepark #deer #does #buck #wilddeer #animals #camping #deerwhisperer #deerlove #amazingcreatures
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Just about every time @hazeltogreen_ and I go to visit my oncologist he comes in almost immediately ...
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Just about every time @hazeltogreen_ and I go to visit my oncologist he comes in almost immediately to discuss whatever’s going on, my blood work, how I’m feeling or maybe just my diet but yesterday a 5 min wait felt like foreeevveerrrr. Waiting to hear back the results from my final scans was ... Just about every time @hazeltogreen_ and I go to visit my oncologist he comes in almost immediately to discuss whatever’s going on, my blood work, how I’m feeling or maybe just my diet but yesterday a 5 min wait felt like foreeevveerrrr. Waiting to hear back the results from my final scans was nerve racking and emotional, but when Dr. Nair came in with a big smile on his face and said the magic words “Your scans look good, they came back clear”, it was almost impossible not to start crying. Right now as I type this thinking back about what I’ve gone through and still have to go through, it brings tears to my eyes. This whole experience has turned me into an emotion wreck (just ask Spencer), I’m like those pregnant women that cries when a sad commercial comes on. 😭 A lot of you guys have been telling me how inspirational I’ve been during this process but the truth is that it was really REALLY hard, especially radiation. Staying positive wasn’t always on my mind and when that happens it’s really easy to go to a dark place. Thankfully I have a wonderful woman by my side to help me get through and continue to get through it all. When you go from thinking you’ll live forever to having a type of cancer that could possible kill you in 2 years, it changes you, it changes everything. It’s crazy to think think that only 6 months ago my whole world was flipped upside. It felt impossible to know which way was up or down. BUT NOW I finally feel like I’m getting my life back... I did get my life back. I’m cancer FREE and gonna do my hardest to keep my body that way with clean eating, way less drinking, exercising and making new life experiences! What’s next for me? Well to keep an eye on my body I’ll be doing CT scans every 3 months for the next year, every 4 months the next year and so on so if it does come back, we can catch it early! Also, Spencer and I have signed a lease on a place in Los Angeles and have gotten just about everything set up for our big move in a little over a week!
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Part 18: *your POV* After ignoring Ryan the whole day yesterday I decided to do the same today. I was standing by my locker taking out my books as he came towards me. "Hey babe." He smiled and tried to kiss my cheek but I turned away. "Again? Really?" He asked. I didn't say a word. "Y/n what's wrong? ... Part 18: *your POV*
After ignoring Ryan the whole day yesterday I decided to do the same today.
I was standing by my locker taking out my books as he came towards me. "Hey babe." He smiled and tried to kiss my cheek but I turned away. "Again? Really?" He asked. I didn't say a word. "Y/n what's wrong? Why you not talking to me, I mean I haven't seen you the whole summer and now you came back, I wanna be with you and you just push me off..." He said. "Yup." I said. "Did something happen? Or did someone hurt you? If it's so tell me I'll beat his ass!" He added. Is he serious? Did he just really asked that? Alright I'm done. "You serious? You just asked me if someone hurt me?? Hah...why don't you ask yourself?" I told him and he finally got it. "Y/n...you still mad at me for this one stupid mistake?" He asked. "I already told you that I regret it and I apologized to you. I'm trying to be a good boyfriend. But you won't let me be." He added. Alright enough. I slammed the door of my locker so loud everyone in the hallway turned to us. "A good boyfriend you say? You trying to be a good boyfriend? Would a good boyfriend ignore his girl? Would a good boyfriend cheat on his girl twice? Would a good boyfriend get so drunk that he starts to push his girl against the wall so hard that she would bleed on the head? No he wouldn't!! If you'd be a good boyfriend you'd never think of things like that!!" I shouted. "Y/n calm down everyone's looking..." He whispered. "No I'll not calm the fuck down! I'm done with all that I already told you! I can't take this shit anymore!!" I told him. Everyone in the hallway was standing there watching us and listening to what I said, some of them were shocked but at this moment I didn't care. "Ryan I wanna break up..." I breathed out and everyone gasped. His eyes widen. "What?" He gasped. "Yes...I don't wanna be your girl anymore. I'm done with you and all your shit, with your lies, your games just everything! I don't wanna do this anymore, I'm done got it?!" I shouted. (More in the comments)
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Earth is at its core an explosion of molten lava and raw energy. The physical part is on the outer edges ...
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Earth is at its core an explosion of molten lava and raw energy. The physical part is on the outer edges of Earth’s crust where we all seem to live. Life flows into plants, animals, rocks, and minerals. I had many visions of all the trees and plants burning around me until I realised all that was ... Earth is at its core an explosion of molten lava and raw energy. The physical part is on the outer edges of Earth’s crust where we all seem to live. Life flows into plants, animals, rocks, and minerals. I had many visions of all the trees and plants burning around me until I realised all that was happening was that they were being released back home. Nature has come from this raw, fiery heart that is the core of the planet. Our physical world is so dense that it captures raw energy here for a brief moment of time. Burning sacred plant medicines such as Tobacco, Palo Santo, or Sage, actually releases the spirit back into its original form. When you smoke Tobacco, you become one with a being whose energetic pattern has spread through multiples of constellations into any environment where plants could grow. The Tobacco spirit came to me one day and taught me about connecting lifetimes, both in the future and the past, through praying with the sacred plant. “Pray with every puff” the Tobacco spirit said to me. “Learn how to pray with every puff and send your intentions into the Universe.” Another time while burning Palo Santo I was immersed into a vision of how this incredibly sacred being was prayed to in temples constructed of its wood. There were burning wheels of Palo Santo spinning in the wind with all the spokes on fire, wafting clouds of smoke. Monks were tending to the exotic temple as they prayed with the beautiful spirit who came to share love and peace. I could say that we aren’t really physical at all. That we are truly energetic at heart. The beauty is in the mind of the beholder. The sacredness of life is within how we perceive it. When I connect to nature, I realise something important with every puff. One day, somewhere in the Universe, we will all eventually return to the place where our hearts are truly at home. #spirituality #spiritualgrowth #zen #spiritjunkie #spiritual #chakras #healing #meditation #manifestation #lightworker #raiseyourvibration #goodvibes #positivevibes #yogi #yogini #destiny #consciousness #ascension #oneness #awakening #higherself #starchild #palosanto #unconditionallove #enlightenment #spirit #master #imcominghome
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