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Read // Revelation 4:9-11 Throughout Scripture, we find references to crowns. Let’s take a look ...
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Read // Revelation 4:9-11 Throughout Scripture, we find references to crowns. Let’s take a look at how they reveal the eternal rewards of loving Jesus Christ and following Him obediently. The Crown of Victory. To finish life well, believers need Olympic endurance. Athletes in those ... Read // Revelation 4:9-11
Throughout Scripture, we find references to crowns. Let’s take a look at how they reveal the eternal rewards of loving Jesus Christ and following Him obediently.
The Crown of Victory. To finish life well, believers need Olympic endurance. Athletes in those ancient games were crowned with a perishable circlet of laurel leaves. But when we pursue our God-given ministry and triumph over sin, we’ll be given an imperishable crown (1 Corinthians 9:25-27).
The Crown of Exultation. Any believers to whom we ministered through the power of Jesus will be “our glory and joy” before the Lord (1 Thess. 2:18-20). Just imagine how you will rejoice in heaven upon seeing and talking with the people you care about, who appreciate your spiritual investment in them.
The Crown of Righteousness. Following Jesus is not easy, but there is great reward for living righteously when facing temptation or hardship. Believers who pursue godliness can look forward to the life to come—and to meeting God with a pure conscience (2 Timothy 4:6-8).
The Crown of Life. Anguish and pain are unavoidable in this life, but we can take heart because much spiritual growth happens in adversity. Hang in there to receive the crown of life that the Lord promised to those who love Him (James 1:12).
In heaven, what will we do with the crowns God has given us? We will cast them before Jesus’ feet (Revelation 4:10), laying them down as a tribute to the One who saved us, gifted us, equipped us, and lived in us. Everything good and right comes to us through the Lord, so He deserves our crowns.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts<span class="emoji emoji1f331"></span> . For the first 22 years of my life, I thought that I hated Brussels sprouts ...
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts . For the first 22 years of my life, I thought that I hated Brussels sprouts but then I realized that I was just eating them all wrong! I had only ever had them boiled or steamed until they were mushy. Gross, right?! Then I went to culinary school and learned that they ... Roasted Brussels Sprouts🌱
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For the first 22 years of my life, I thought that I hated Brussels sprouts but then I realized that I was just eating them all wrong! I had only ever had them boiled or steamed until they were mushy. Gross, right?! Then I went to culinary school and learned that they could be roasted, sautéed, used raw in salads, quick pickled...the options were endless and oh so delicious! My mind was blown!
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In our household Brussels sprouts are a staple during the fall and winter months. Our absolute favourite way to eat them is roasted. And it is SO easy to do.
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Basic Recipe:
4 cups fresh Brussels sprouts
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
Drizzle of balsamic glaze
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Trim the base of the sprouts, cut them in half lengthwise, give them a wash, toss them in olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, throw them on a sheet pan, and roast them at 400F for about 20 minutes or until tender with some caramelization. Add a drizzle of balsamic glaze to finish.
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Additions to mix in prior to roasting:
-2 Tbsp chopped raw bacon
-1-2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
-1-2 cloves minced garlic
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Finish with some toasted pine nuts or chopped and toasted pecans.
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Swap butter (melted or browned) for the olive oil and add a drizzle of maple syrup prior to roasting.
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So many options!!!
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Let me know which combo is your favourite!
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And roasted vegetables are good for younger kids because they are softer and easier to eat than raw vegetables, taste a bit sweeter, keep well in the fridge for several days, and reheat better than steamed or sautéed vegetables.
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Day 7 of @hauteroute_na with @rebeccasgross & @amandaknootles! Day 7 was 54.3 miles and 7370 ft of climb reaching a high point of 14,115 feet of elevation! The day began in Woodland Park headed up to summit Pikes Peak and came to a close in Colorado Springs. It was a great way to finish off an ... Day 7 of @hauteroute_na with @rebeccasgross & @amandaknootles!

Day 7 was 54.3 miles and 7370 ft of climb reaching a high point of 14,115 feet of elevation! The day began in Woodland Park headed up to summit Pikes Peak and came to a close in Colorado Springs. It was a great way to finish off an incredible week for Rebecca and Amanda – A week of riding over 500 miles and 53k ft of climb, that tested their endurance and perseverance both physically and mentally, and in the end, was a life changing experience!

From Rebecca: "My senses are still humming from the whirl of tires on pavement, the voices of the other riders and staff, the crinkle of food wrappers, the clash of gears changing, the heat of the 10k foot sun exposure, the glory of being surrounded by majestic snow topped peaks and ice cold babbling creeks, the feel of salt encrusted kit at the end of the day, and the relief rolling through the finish chute accompanied by those who you spent hours bonding with. There is something primitive about immersing yourself fully into a single objective and letting the small details of life slip down on the importance scale for a period of time. There is so much to process I feel like a stranger in my own skin, a rare emotion to be savored for as long as possible. The whirlwind in my mind is fatigued yet mentally refreshed, full of elation and accomplishment, love and camaraderie. This week was so much more than just another ride. Thank you to everyone who made it amazing." | #khsbicycles #hauteroute
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It has been 3 months and I know some of you are wondering why it took so long to announce it - to be honest, ...
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It has been 3 months and I know some of you are wondering why it took so long to announce it - to be honest, I have been itching to post it ever since it has happened! (I was told to wait 🙄) Anyway, I suppose the time is right. This guy @centurion_rick wanted to make sure I wasn’t gonna go anywhere and ... It has been 3 months and I know some of you are wondering why it took so long to announce it - to be honest, I have been itching to post it ever since it has happened! (I was told to wait 🙄) Anyway, I suppose the time is right. This guy @centurion_rick wanted to make sure I wasn’t gonna go anywhere and with that he locked it down with a proposal 💍 I absolutely said Y E S! C’mon why wouldn’t I want to spend the rest of my life with this guy? He’s already more than what I ask for 💕 yes, I know some of you will say “but you’re too young!” “you haven’t graduated college yet!” (don’t get me started on when our grandparents were getting married and pregnant at a young age but no one said anything about that) This is not going to happen right away haven’t you guys heard of a long engagement? Yeah that’s what we are doing and we are damn sure about it; we both made this mature decision. Clichè to say it but once you know you just know - We both want to spend the rest of our lives together but we both have to finish what we are doing now (graduate college for me and he has to finish his army contract.) This is a step I am taking with him - this is the beginning of forever. I couldn’t be any less than absolutely happy 😁 I loved calling him my boyfriend but I love to call him my fiancè even more 😘
P.S. before any of you start to put your two cents into this just remember it is MY LIFE and NOT YOURS (I am sorry to say that very frankly but some of you just don’t have filters and don’t know boundaries might as well be very straight forward with saying that) and with that I hope you guys will just be very happy for us, support us and pray that we stay together forever!!! ❤️
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<span class="emoji emoji1f449"></span>🏿<span class="emoji emoji1f449"></span>🏿Swipe through these relics... #flashbackfriday for those of you who do know you can skip all ...
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🏿🏿Swipe through these relics... #flashbackfriday for those of you who do know you can skip all this writing... #drawing #sketching and #art have always been a part of my life from a very very young age. This metal fabrication thing is just a trade I have learned. My passion will always be ... 👉🏿👉🏿Swipe through these relics... #flashbackfriday for those of you who do know you can skip all this writing... #drawing #sketching and #art have always been a part of my life from a very very young age. This metal fabrication thing is just a trade I have learned. My passion will always be in design and drawing. Since I was 11 I wanted to be a “car designer” I don’t know how I even knew that was a occupation at that age, but I did. I took lessons with Ed Wong right around 12-13 years old. He was a teacher @artcentertrans and taught me the basics every week for a couple House out of his house. Around 21 I applied for Transportation Design at Art Center College of Design. My portfolio got rejected the first time around. The second time I applied about 6 months later I was ACCEPTED. This is the same Major and same college as @chipfooseofficial attended. Did about half my terms there before 2008 hit. When it did, it effected my family’s business which was 💰 for my education and had to be pulled from that path. These drawings are some renderings I did after attending there. I have HUNDREDS of sketches and pieces of work from that time at school. I’m sure I would be in a completely different place if I could have afforded to finish and graduate. It is what it is. I’m grateful for everything in life... big thank you to @robrjfab for talking with me last night and getting some fire back under my ass regarding doing what I was born to do! Happy Friday people... #art #design #morganclarkedesign #mcd1 #formfollowsfunction #artcenter #dropout #washedup #oscar
It’s never too late.. maybe one day I’ll have the opportunity to go back and finish my schooling! Who knows!
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This is how I look. Just trying to live my best life, be my best me, and love myself while doing it. That ...
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This is how I look. Just trying to live my best life, be my best me, and love myself while doing it. That self-love road is a tough one to go down. It isn't always pretty, it's full of insecurity, self doubt, and most times the light at the end of the tunnel looks more like a train than the finish line. ... This is how I look. Just trying to live my best life, be my best me, and love myself while doing it. That self-love road is a tough one to go down. It isn't always pretty, it's full of insecurity, self doubt, and most times the light at the end of the tunnel looks more like a train than the finish line. I don't know if I will ever get to a point where I can simply accept myself for how I look RIGHT NOW, but I have to keep trying. I look at other people and I see their beauty, I don't know why I can't seem to grasp it for myself and turn it inward. I don't see "bad bodies", rolls, or cellulite when I look around. I see beautiful smiles, lovely skin, eyes that light up a room, bodies that carry strong people through the toughest parts of life, and souls that shine through the exterior, so why do I only see my flaws??. I have @bodyposipanda 's book, and I have started reading it slowly, and keep stopping myself. It's like I'm afraid of what the next steps are for myself. This week, I am challenging myself to push through my own fears, finish the book, and resume the work I need to do to get where I deserve to be within myself. I can't look to anyone else, but myself, for happiness. I get 10 steps forward and then I fall 15 steps back. It's so exhausting sometimes, but I know I can't stop. I deserve to undo the 34 years of damage that has been done to me and that I have done to myself. I'm tired of fighting with ME. Happy Sunday, y'all. 💋
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Hey 2018 Instagram <span class="emoji emoji1f44b"></span>🏼 Brooke here. I’m not sure what this year is going to look like honestly, but ...
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Hey 2018 Instagram 🏼 Brooke here. I’m not sure what this year is going to look like honestly, but I believe it will be more glorious than any other I’ve seen yet. Which is hard to even write out after experiencing the best year of my life, 2017, filled with its own difficult challenges but oh the ... Hey 2018 Instagram 👋🏼 Brooke here. I’m not sure what this year is going to look like honestly, but I believe it will be more glorious than any other I’ve seen yet. Which is hard to even write out after experiencing the best year of my life, 2017, filled with its own difficult challenges but oh the victories...the breakthroughs, the milestones I’ve carved into my story, and the memories that I will carry for all eternity...they’re beautiful in every way. I finished college (at last! at last! a promise fulfilled!) as a studio art major. I never thought I could finish so all glory to God for doing a miracle in my life, truly. And of course, for all the Afghan teens I met in Kabul back in 2013 who gave me the inspiration to get back into school, to finish what I started, and for reminding me that education is a gift not to be taken for granted. I traveled, attended a worship school, discovered the art of living minimally as I moved three times in Greenville, found new work, and dreamed new dreams (like moving to Austin someday, living in a tiny home, and diving into my calling as an artist...the list goes on and on). Man. This year was one for the books 😭. But here we are, beginning the second week of 2018, crazy huh? I believe with all of my heart that we will see amazing things this year and when we look back to reflect twelve months from now, we will only be able to stand in awe. || 📸 @beccaguevara
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So excited to see my my stage I will play on during Relay for life in Vista on July 18th, The American ...
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So excited to see my my stage I will play on during Relay for life in Vista on July 18th, The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, ... So excited to see my my stage I will play on during Relay for life in Vista on July 18th,
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won't stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Please join us!
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Today, I completed my 15th workout of the month and my 12th month in a row of working out at least 15 ...
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Today, I completed my 15th workout of the month and my 12th month in a row of working out at least 15 classes. Before the Black Barre Challenge, the most I would work out a month was about 10–12 times, so on average about 2-3 times on a good week. When the challenge was proposed at the end of 2017, ... Today, I completed my 15th workout of the month and my 12th month in a row of working out at least 15 classes.
Before the Black Barre Challenge, the most I would work out a month was about 10–12 times, so on average about 2-3 times on a good week. When the challenge was proposed at the end of 2017, I signed myself up for it because it would be a huge challenge for me.
I honestly wasn’t sure if I was gonna finish it bc it would require me to really make myself and my workouts a priority. This is not something I’ve been able to do since I’ve had my babies, but I set out in 2018 to do it. To make myself and my physical/mental health a priority bc taking care of me meant that I could better take care of others. No more excuses.

Some months were easier than others. I finished most months exactly with 15 on the very last day of the month. It meant that my hubby had to do a lot of evenings and dinners while I was out. It wasn’t always easy to put myself first on a regular basis.

But then something really wonderful and unexpected happened as a byproduct: the girls and instructors that I was doing this alongside, became my tribe. It became less of a “challenge,” and more of something I wanted to do bc of the love, support, and encouragement of a group of strong women, lifting each other up amidst the trials of everyday life as moms, wives, and people.
When everything changed this month so suddenly at PBE, I wasn’t sure what to do with this challenge. I’ve been so lost and torn. Ultimately, I decided to finish it. It’s not the way I wanted to do it and it’s totally not what I imagined it would be at all. And since I finished the final 5 workouts at @namastefitnesssd since PBE was closed this week, me completing this challenge won’t actually be on anyone’s “official” list. But I don’t think that matters to me anymore bc it was never about that in the first place. So, 191 workouts and 12 months later... I completed this challenge.
Here’s to 2019. For the first time in a long time, I am excited about new beginnings and continuing this journey towards becoming the best version of me that I can be while loving the body God has given to me. 💖
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Overwhelmed feeling . Have crossed so many finish-lines before. But this one, exactly 2 weeks ...
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Overwhelmed feeling . Have crossed so many finish-lines before. But this one, exactly 2 weeks ago, have changed my life forever . Was not only embracing that line, never ever have a thought on how many other runners cross it ahead of you, it doesn’t matter anymore . Its not the finish ... Overwhelmed feeling
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Have crossed so many finish-lines before. But this one, exactly 2 weeks ago, have changed my life forever
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Was not only embracing that line, never ever have a thought on how many other runners cross it ahead of you, it doesn’t matter anymore
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Its not the finish line that matters
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It's the whole meaning behind it. When we ran for others, the children of our future. .
#PendidikanUntukSemua bagi anak-anak penyandang disabilitas
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It’s all for them
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When we all worked hand-on-hand, days and nights, with the same mission
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Overwhelmed by every sincere face along the road, offering their hands even for the simplest thing we needed
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Can’t buy the feeling
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Please keep support us thru @kitabisacom (link in Bio): https://kitabisa.com/aridorojatun
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. <span class="emoji emoji1f389"></span>5th place podium finish for HOKA One One Aggies Women || Top 50 individual finish<span class="emoji emoji1f389"></span> ———————————————————————— Last ...
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. 5th place podium finish for HOKA One One Aggies Women || Top 50 individual finish ———————————————————————— Last weekend, I had the opportunity to represent @aggiesrunning at the USATF National Club Cross Country meet in Spokane, Washington and be a part in helping our women achieve ... .
🎉5th place podium finish for HOKA One One Aggies Women || Top 50 individual finish🎉
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Last weekend, I had the opportunity to represent @aggiesrunning at the USATF National Club Cross Country meet in Spokane, Washington and be a part in helping our women achieve a 5th place podium finish. It was such a surreal moment as my new team and I pulled into the parking lot where I had once painted my frozen body in red and black, to cheer wildly for the Chico State Cross Country team, during D2 Nationals in 2013. I truly felt like everything had gone full circle, and this was where I was meant to be.
Like every race, I told myself that I would give it everything I had, and wherever that effort landed me, I would take it without disappointment. I knew that expecting something specific of myself could be limiting, so I just didn’t. I went out there without fear of the future, and landed myself with a performance that I could be proud of.
Though it was no PR, and was easily one of the toughest races in my life, I can confidently say that I walked away with another level of respect for this sport, and my desire to become better is stronger than ever before. It is going to be a journey, and time is definitely money, but so is patience. So I will wait. ✨
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#TimeToFly #HokaOneOne #hokaaggiesrc #USATFClubNationals #WomenWhoFly #humansofHOKA
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@hokaoneone @aggiesrunning
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After a week completely unplugged from our computers over Thanksgiving, we hit the ground running ...
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After a week completely unplugged from our computers over Thanksgiving, we hit the ground running this week ready to sprint to the finish as we finish the year! 🏼 Self-care is so important, y’all. I find when I unplug from social media for a week, it’s hard to come back! It’s just so life-giving ... After a week completely unplugged from our computers over Thanksgiving, we hit the ground running this week ready to sprint to the finish as we finish the year! 🙌🏼 Self-care is so important, y’all. I find when I unplug from social media for a week, it’s hard to come back! 🙈 It’s just so life-giving to connect with people one on one! Anyone else feel that way?
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These past years of taking up a pre-med course has molded me, trained me, tested me...but here I am almost at the end of the race as I finish my last year of undergrad studies. I’ve played many roles in my life — an actor, daughter and most importantly being a mother. But being a student had me seeking ... These past years of taking up a pre-med course has molded me, trained me, tested me...but here I am almost at the end of the race as I finish my last year of undergrad studies. I’ve played many roles in my life — an actor, daughter and most importantly being a mother. But being a student had me seeking out one of the most important gifts from God — the chance to pursue my BS Psychology degree. Each subject I had was an opportunity to develop myself and achieve new accomplishments.

With every challenge and experience, God prepared me and taught me to run my race without quitting. I have learned to be receptive to the whole process, more aware of what I am learning and why. I want you to know how exciting and stimulating an education can be. With a grateful heart, I am beyond happy to share with you that I was able to finish this semester with flying colors. Thank you, God for the gift of perseverance, patience, and the eagerness to learn and become a student of life. I am just at the start of what will be an even greater journey, and I am excited where it will take me.

One year nalang...push pa more! ❤️
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31 ❤️🌈🙏🏼
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Bedanya Claymation dengan Quicksand apa ya?? Pertanyaan yang paling sering ditanyain nih <span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span> - Dari ...
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Bedanya Claymation dengan Quicksand apa ya?? Pertanyaan yang paling sering ditanyain nih - Dari holdnya lebih hold Claymation (Super High Hold) meskipun Quicksand (High Hold) termasuk kategori strong hold - Hasil matte/keringnya lebih matte Quicksand (Dry Matte Finish) dibanding ... Bedanya Claymation dengan Quicksand apa ya?? Pertanyaan yang paling sering ditanyain nih 😂 - Dari holdnya lebih hold Claymation (Super High Hold) meskipun Quicksand (High Hold) termasuk kategori strong hold
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And for my last minutes in Boston, I’d like to thank Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe for the unforgettable—and ...
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And for my last minutes in Boston, I’d like to thank Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe for the unforgettable—and possibly life ending—breakfast! (And extra thanks to trumpet man Dwayne Clemons for the recommendation.) Don’t worry, I did not finish it but I did finish enough of it to last me the six ... And for my last minutes in Boston, I’d like to thank Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe for the unforgettable—and possibly life ending—breakfast! (And extra thanks to trumpet man Dwayne Clemons for the recommendation.) Don’t worry, I did not finish it but I did finish enough of it to last me the six hours of travel time staring me in the eyes (and also to keep me warm for the winter). Boston—you were great!
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Finished! What an experience <span class="emoji emoji1f60d"></span>🏅 the hills were intense but the view was incredible. Wasn't a remarkable ...
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Finished! What an experience 🏅 the hills were intense but the view was incredible. Wasn't a remarkable time, but the finish was definitely the most incredible feeling!! Thank you to EVERYONE for all your support and encouragement. Thank you to the people I ran alongside for pushing me on. ... Finished! What an experience 😍🏅 the hills were intense but the view was incredible. Wasn't a remarkable time, but the finish was definitely the most incredible feeling!! Thank you to EVERYONE for all your support and encouragement. Thank you to the people I ran alongside for pushing me on. Thank you to all you life changing people who sponsored me. And thank you @cristina_your_pt for getting me to the start AND finish line. I'm so lucky to have such wonderful people in my life 🌞😍💕🎉🙏 #bournemouthmarathon
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NOT VANITY..IT SHALL PERISH I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ ...
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NOT VANITY..IT SHALL PERISH I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to. At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling ... NOT VANITY..IT SHALL PERISH
I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world.

In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy.

In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to. At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.

In the darkness, I look at the green lights from the life supporting machines and hear the humming mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of god of death drawing closer…

Now I know, when we have accumulated sufficient wealth to last our lifetime, we should pursue other matters that are unrelated to wealth… Should be something that is more important: Perhaps relationships, perhaps art, perhaps a dream from younger days.

Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me. God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth. The wealth I have won in my life I cannot bring with me. What I can bring is only the memories precipitated by love. That’s the true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on. Love can travel a thousand miles.

Life has no limit. Go where you want to go. Reach the height you want to reach. It is all in your heart and in your hands. What is the most expensive bed in the world? Sick bed…

You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – Life.

When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – Book of Healthy Life.

Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down.

Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends. Treat yourself well. Cherish others. #STEVEJOBS
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Meet @_andrehidayat - he completed his first ever long distance running race earlier this year, ...
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Meet @_andrehidayat - he completed his first ever long distance running race earlier this year, and now is aiming to take on the @officialbsrf “Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today. It's remarkable what life brings you. I have experienced some tough ... Meet @_andrehidayat - he completed his first ever long distance running race earlier this year, and now is aiming to take on the @officialbsrf “Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today. It's remarkable what life brings you. I have experienced some tough times, then in March this year I felt like I wanted a new challenge. I had, almost jokingly, thought about running a long-distance race and just two weeks into some light training and I won a free entry to my first half marathon. What had been a joke suddenly turned into a little voice saying “now you've gotta run!". I joined a running group and worked my ass off and achieved the race time goal. I was surprised at the finish by some of the people in my life that actually matter. I've discovered a new hobby, my stamina has improved, and I’ve developed an unhealthy obsession with buying running gear too! I set out to challenge myself and I am proud of what I have found I can achieve, and I really appreciate those who cheered me on so far. I’ll see you at the Blackmores finish line!" We hope Andre's story inspires you to take on the @officialbsrf challenge as well!

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Almost done for now. We will finish it up at the @macautattooconvention next weekend. This is the ...
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Almost done for now. We will finish it up at the @macautattooconvention next weekend. This is the story of a human life, inspired by the Tree of Life as seen in the Japanese comics Fullmetal Alchemist. This beautiful human being and life then took the image (as seen in the second picture if ... Almost done for now. We will finish it up at the @macautattooconvention next weekend.
This is the story of a human life, inspired by the Tree of Life as seen in the Japanese comics Fullmetal Alchemist. This beautiful human being and life then took the image (as seen in the second picture if you swipe) as a medium that holds his philosophy and understanding of life and death. When he came to me I took his philosophy as my inspiration, and turn it into what you see now, uniquely for him, just as his body, just as his life. This is not selfishness, but a way to coexist with the world we live in now. There are nine crowns of leaves in this tree, nine is a number he chooses, and has deep meaning for him on different levels of interpretation. The idea is to write one thing in one crown through out the course of his life. Those things being things he values in life as it goes on. We will write the first word next week in Macau. I joked what if I leave this world before you can fill in all those crowns? He said open heartedly, I actually had the same thought. 😂😊🙏🏻 .
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Books closed for now. Catch me at the @macautattooconvention , @winnipegtattooconvention_ soon. And September at @liquidambertattoo in Vancouver. Resuming bookings in Hong Kong @lovinkittattoo in October.
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Testimony: When the year began, the Lord told me to cling on Hebrews 10:23. He said that this year ...
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Testimony: When the year began, the Lord told me to cling on Hebrews 10:23. He said that this year He would prove Himself to be Faithful and that out of my expression of praise would come out “faithful” more than ever. And to be honest, the year had started off rough. I kept encountering obstacles ... Testimony: When the year began, the Lord told me to cling on Hebrews 10:23. He said that this year He would prove Himself to be Faithful and that out of my expression of praise would come out “faithful” more than ever. And to be honest, the year had started off rough. I kept encountering obstacles and the devil surely took advantage of certain situations to throw hits. Anyone knows what I’m talking about? Those seasons where you’re so weak, barely getting by and you’re literally crawling to the finish line? Well that was me. The little strength I had was just enough to keep my faith and keep me going. 99% of my circumstances were telling me “That’s a lie” yet there was always that 1% in me that would whisper “No. if He said it, it must be true. WAIT on God.” So I waited on the Lord. I trusted Him. I fed off His faithfulness to be strengthen. I kept my trust in Him and trusted the process of fire. I sowed in tears at times without understanding what He wanted from me. I humbled myself and let Him break my pride and bring me to my knees to rid me of myself. Now months into the year, I found this Author to be the best storyteller. At times He’ll intentionally build suspense but in the end He wins. All the damn time. ◌
You have not reached your breaking point. This fire the devil intended to finish you, is actually the furnace of affliction God is using to test you in orders to refine you. The heavier the oppression, trouble, resistance from the enemy, the bigger your spiritual muscles are becoming so that at the end of this spiritual warfare you’re stronger: in prayer, in faith, in purpose! God is turning this humiliation into a school for humility so that He can lift you up again for His glory!

This is what the other side of the furnace of oppression looks like. And I can testify that I have never known Him to be this FAITHFUL! I was so certain that I had seen and tasted that You are good. Yet here I find myself shaking my head in disbelief and complete awe of You. Again. I choose to sit at Your table and feed off your Faithfulness. Every canvas of my life has been repainted in new and brighter colours by the most Excellent Artist and Author!!🌺🌼🌸 #cuprunningover
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See The Thing About Life Is. Once You Start, There’s No Point To Quit. You Push To The End. It’s Better ...
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See The Thing About Life Is. Once You Start, There’s No Point To Quit. You Push To The End. It’s Better To Finish And Say “I Regret Doing It” Than To Sit There And Think “I Should’ve Done It”. Don’t Give Up, Just Finish, It’s A Mindset. #nsnp #nostrugglenoprogress #success #gripwork #knowledgeiskey See The Thing About Life Is. Once You Start, There’s No Point To Quit. You Push To The End. It’s Better To Finish And Say “I Regret Doing It” Than To Sit There And Think “I Should’ve Done It”. Don’t Give Up, Just Finish, It’s A Mindset. #nsnp #nostrugglenoprogress #success #gripwork #knowledgeiskey
The hardest things in life are to start and to finish. To start means you overcame your fear, to finish ...
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The hardest things in life are to start and to finish. To start means you overcame your fear, to finish means you achieve things with love. Everything in between is process we have to learn to enjoy. #andro #tomboy #androgynous #genderfluid #nonbinary #ge The hardest things in life are to start and to finish. To start means you overcame your fear, to finish means you achieve things with love. Everything in between is process we have to learn to enjoy. #andro #tomboy #androgynous #genderfluid #nonbinary #ge
I just have to jump on the bandwagon because this year has felt like the beginning of the rest of my ...
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I just have to jump on the bandwagon because this year has felt like the beginning of the rest of my life. . First I started working with @latticetraining and getting psyched for pushing myself again. That lead to me winning @beastmakers BIFF from there I went on to finish of the hatchling ... I just have to jump on the bandwagon because this year has felt like the beginning of the rest of my life. .
First I started working with @latticetraining and getting psyched for pushing myself again. That lead to me winning @beastmakers BIFF 😱 from there I went on to finish of the hatchling and climb several peak classics 💪🏼
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I also moved to Sheffield in March 🏘which has led to me meeting so many incredible people that I know will be friends for life, and getting to be part of things that I will never forget. This has also lead to me progressing to the role of Head Coach at my favourite climbing wall and having the opportunity with some incredible climbers. .
It’s safe to say I’ve achieved a lot that I never expected, and I couldn’t be happier with where I am in life now. I can’t wait to see what 2019 holds but after the best NYE party last night, I can’t see it going badly 👏🏼 huge thanks to everyone who has helped make this year so incredible! Thanks to all of you for following and supporting me through it, so close to 5k from having under 1000 this time last year 😂 ❤️
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Yesterday, 32 yrs ago I was born. Who woulda known where I would be standing at this point in my life. ...
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Yesterday, 32 yrs ago I was born. Who woulda known where I would be standing at this point in my life. I am truly thankful & blessed just to know that people love appreciate and care about me. Yesterday was a very different birthday 4 me & let’s just say the last day of 31 yrs shot me in the ass & @ 32 ... Yesterday, 32 yrs ago I was born. Who woulda known where I would be standing at this point in my life. I am truly thankful & blessed just to know that people love appreciate and care about me. Yesterday was a very different birthday 4 me & let’s just say the last day of 31 yrs shot me in the ass & @ 32 I was reborn and given a different outlook on life . Life isn’t perfect nor is any1 living in it. However the way I choose to live my life is 1 of NO regrets!! For yrs I would look @ things & ppl & get encouraged, discouraged & enlightened. I did not graduate from college, I went but i did not finish, I have no degree! I have a job, a car, and a house to come home to everynite. My life has not always been picture perfect (I don’t believe in Perfect NEWay) it takes constant work, determination, and some planning. I am very happy with where I am @ in this point in my life & the way I look @ this age. Although a few things could be better I look & feel great! For yrs I really wondered what is my passion & what is gonna push me to figure out my best career path, but I never let that discourage me because I have always been 1 to know if I want something I am definitely gonna make sure I get it 1 way or another. When I look back over my life & this last yr. with social media on the rise I have seen soooo many things & how ppl try and portray this lavish lifestyle. On this bday I wanted to take a trip somewhere didn’t know where exactly. However I knew I wanted to be somewhere with a beach warm weather & views and a dope hotel. Things didn’t pan out the way I expected it to & I spent most of my bday in bed... And to be quite honest I was ok with that! In this day and time we live in ppl are constantly trying to upstage the next individual just to make things appear as tho they are doing things. In these 32 yrs I am still thankful for the little things that define me: having a loving family, great friends, shelter, and food to eat daily. We all want a grand lifestyle but for this chapter I am glad to be able to be content with knowing who I am where I come from & what hard work it took to get there and know that to have anything in life worth having it will tak
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One of life’s greatest expressions comes in having the opportunity to play a small role in assisting ...
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One of life’s greatest expressions comes in having the opportunity to play a small role in assisting another on their journey. Perhaps the greatest joy of all though, lies in being present at the end of a finish line that is as tangible as it is metaphorical and symbolic. Simply being present, ... One of life’s greatest expressions comes in having the opportunity to play a small role in assisting another on their journey. Perhaps the greatest joy of all though, lies in being present at the end of a finish line that is as tangible as it is metaphorical and symbolic. Simply being present, in that moment, at the “temporary” completion of that journey and baring witness to what that expression truly means is incredible. The culmination of the hours of training and all the hard work which come forth in that moment of fruition, communicated through faces characterized by elation is beyond beautiful.
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HUGE congratulations to @samtheleo for completing his first ever endurance event, the Aspen Backcountry Marathon (26.5mi +10,500ft) in less than 5h30, more than a half hour better than his goal!And, another HUGE congratulations to @_builttoroam for a top 20 performance with a time of 4h35 in his first ever marathon as well!
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I use the word “temporary” above because the work is never truly completed. One finish line only serves to reveal another. The process is ongoing. The spectrum of emotions these events evoke only serve to push us toward greater goals, not just on the trails, but in life in general. Sam and Jeff have not only transcended what they thought possible as athletes during this process, but more importantly as humans. And that is AMAZING.
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I have mentioned it before, but I will mention it again, there are few other venues where the concepts of collaboration over competition, impact over unaffecting, depth over superficial, quality over quanity, and above all else, expression over recognition are so staunchly apparent. And, that’s what makes these events so special #liveforthemoment
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2018...What a year! Looking back, I would call it 'The year of tough choices.' The toughest choice ...
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2018...What a year! Looking back, I would call it 'The year of tough choices.' The toughest choice of all was definitely leaving Malta to study in Italy. It caused me so many sleepless nights... And once I was set on my choice, I had to accept that sacrifices were necessary to make it work. Giving ... 2018...What a year! Looking back, I would call it 'The year of tough choices.' The toughest choice of all was definitely leaving Malta to study in Italy. It caused me so many sleepless nights... And once I was set on my choice, I had to accept that sacrifices were necessary to make it work. Giving up my full-time job, most of my freelance work and potential relationships (just to name a few) was not easy. And moving out from my parents house to live in a new country posed its own unique challenges. I won't lie. My first two months in Milan were tough and at times I wondered if I bit off more than I could chew. But each time that thought crept in, I would get angry and promise myself that I will find a way and make it. Thankfully, that thought subsided as the culture shock wore off and other chips started falling into place. Today, I am very happy to have come to Italy. On a personal level, the experience taught me the importance of responsibility towards oneself and others. And on a professional level, learning from working professionals who are the top in their field has helped immeasurably. For 2018, my main resolution was to go study abroad and I did it. For 2019, I want to keep my new-found independence by moving out of my family's home for good (Malta or Italy... Who knows? 🙂). Admitedly, it is a lofty ambition, but if I get a good full-time job after I finish my course, it is achievable. Cheers to 2018. You showed me that in the long-run, "Hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life." Bring on 2019- the year were I shall bear fruit of my quarter-life crisis. 😁
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Day 10: Unplug I always loved the Google T-Rex because it’s so darn cute. I’ve been really stressed ...
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Day 10: Unplug I always loved the Google T-Rex because it’s so darn cute. I’ve been really stressed about everything in life lately, and I do feel the need to just be away from social media but I guess I’m really addicted to it. Part of me wished that I’m back in my hometown, to be in a place with ... Day 10: Unplug

I always loved the Google T-Rex because it’s so darn cute. I’ve been really stressed about everything in life lately, and I do feel the need to just be away from social media but I guess I’m really addicted to it. Part of me wished that I’m back in my hometown, to be in a place with terrible internet and a sleepy vibe, so that I can finally unwind. I’ve noticed I sleep more when I’m back there, because nobody is able to disturb me except for my family. Now in the city, everything is instantly available, and I really hate it so much. What have I become? I want to be that someone who can finish a book in a day again, or have the motivation to start or finish my passion project. My brain wants to do a lot of things, but my body disagrees. My brain is high on information, but it needs to take a break too. Sigh. .
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#artistsoninstagram #inktobermalaysia #inktober #sketchbook #selfcareinktober #inktober2018 #unplug #airplanemode
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I started writing a book with my friend in 2015. The book was set in Haridwar. We couldn't finish it. ...
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I started writing a book with my friend in 2015. The book was set in Haridwar. We couldn't finish it. My friend got busy. I got busy. I was telling about this book to a friend last weekend and while coming back from her place I had this itching desire to write something on Haridwar. I don't know why ... I started writing a book with my friend in 2015. The book was set in Haridwar. We couldn't finish it. My friend got busy. I got busy. I was telling about this book to a friend last weekend and while coming back from her place I had this itching desire to write something on Haridwar. I don't know why but I have this restlessness to finish off the unfinished tasks these days. Writing is my way of resolving the uneasiness.

There is a story behind this couplet. I love how couples travel to meet each other. I've never done it. And no one has done it for me. But I know many people who travel to just to spend an evening with the love of their lives. I'd kill for an evening like that. I'm not talking about a lover here. I'm single for life. I'm talking about anyone - a friend or a relative. Someone who would understand me, love me and be my thehraav. Hence the Ganga and Ganga Ghat analogy. A friend aptly said after reading this couplet, 'someone to contain you, someone to hold you tight, someone to love you for who you are.’ Yes, someone to be my Ghat while I flow nonchalantly. How utterly delicious!

P. S. DK, you are so good with words. I hope you finish that book soon. @deepakkripal

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A week ago I met a customer that had a very unique tattoo. It’s what is in the image above. •I immediately ...
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A week ago I met a customer that had a very unique tattoo. It’s what is in the image above. •I immediately assumed the guy was a coder, so I was interested in asking questions around that line of work. He kindly corrected me and broke down what it all meant. •First he explained the use of a semicolon. ... A week ago I met a customer that had a very unique tattoo. It’s what is in the image above. •I immediately assumed the guy was a coder, so I was interested in asking questions around that line of work. He kindly corrected me and broke down what it all meant. •First he explained the use of a semicolon. His description was that authors use it when they could either finish a sentence with a period or keep the sentence going, because they haven’t finished what they are talking about. •He followed up after explaining the semicolon with an exclamation point to explain that it is used to emphasize a point being made. •Then he went on and openly shared that he had been at a point in his life where he wanted to finish HIS sentence, finish HIS story, but like a writer, instead of finishing, he gave himself the ability to keep things going, even through his struggles. •We’re all struggling with something. Fighting a fight no one else can understand or would understand. •But please know that you are appreciated. You are loved. You are not alone. There is a tomorrow. Please talk to someone.

#WorldMentalHealthDay
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September is always a hard month for me. I hate it. It’s the worst month of the entire year and I can ...
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September is always a hard month for me. I hate it. It’s the worst month of the entire year and I can never wait for it to end. . I was 15 when my best friend and sister passed away. I think about it often... every single day. It’s not something you can just shake from your memory. . But this year ... September is always a hard month for me. I hate it. It’s the worst month of the entire year and I can never wait for it to end.
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I was 15 when my best friend and sister passed away. I think about it often... every single day. It’s not something you can just shake from your memory. .
But this year I decided I’d take this month and reflect on everything I had accomplished/overcome, despite all the setbacks life has thrown at me. .
After witnessing such a horrific event, not very many people thought I’d make it. They thought that my spirit would be ruined forever (including myself). .
How many counselors thought I’d never finish high school (let alone attend college). That I’d go down the wrong path because I’d been scarred for life. .
How could someone like me, who had been through something like that be “normal”? Trust me, all thoughts ran through my mind too. .
I’ll never forget the first time I laughed after Kehndra passed. I felt incredibly guilty. How can I laugh after losing her? I cried for a good solid hour😪. What kind of shitty person am I?
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So here’s to September. Here’s to celebrating all me and my family have overcome. Here’s to not crumbling and allowing this event to take over my life. Here’s to being strong enough to laugh again. To find happiness. .
I always said the summer of my 9th grade year was the best time of my life... my last summer with Kehn (it was a BLAST!).
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But 17 years later and I can finally say I think this year has surpassed it. THIS year has been the happiest year of my life. And I feel okay saying that. No guilt. .
I love and miss you Kehn. Here I am living my best life for YOU! 😘 #wakeMeUpWhenSeptemberEnds
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It’s my birthday !! <span class="emoji emoji1f604"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f49c"></span>🖤<span class="emoji emoji1f388"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f389"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f382"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f381"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f38a"></span> (Edit: well August 23rd is but I posted it a day early Bc I knew I wouldn’t ...
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It’s my birthday !! 🖤 (Edit: well August 23rd is but I posted it a day early Bc I knew I wouldn’t have time to post) - - I can’t believe I’m 24. I feel like I haven’t even accepted being 23 yet !! After high school I feel like life goes by sooo fast !! This has been a great year, I think it’s ... It’s my birthday !! 😄💜🖤🎈🎉🎂🎁🎊
(Edit: well August 23rd is but I posted it a day early Bc I knew I wouldn’t have time to post)
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I can’t believe I’m 24. I feel like I haven’t even accepted being 23 yet !! After high school I feel like life goes by sooo fast !! This has been a great year, I think it’s been the best year ever , but I feel like I say that every year ! Lmao. I can’t wait to see what 24 has to bring
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My birthday trip has been so much fun !! I’m so lucky that while I’ve been here my friends have been driving down different days to celebrate with me ! I can’t wait to see impractical jokers tomorrow !!!!!!
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Wearing all @traceyjeannecosmetics As always !!
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- People wait ALL WEEK for FRIDAY - ALL YEAR for SUMMER - ALL LIFE for HAPPINESS - DON’T WAIT! - Life ...
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- People wait ALL WEEK for FRIDAY - ALL YEAR for SUMMER - ALL LIFE for HAPPINESS - DON’T WAIT! - Life goes faster than you think. - Take EVERY chance you get in life because some things only happen once. - Just go! - THROW DOWN your fav emoji if you’ve had BALI or a SOUL VACATION on ... -
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THROW DOWN your fav emoji if you’ve had BALI or a SOUL VACATION on your mind but you’ve been putting it off for years?
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Or does it sound something like this for you, when I “get this” or “finish this” I can go?
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Mine sounded more like I’m going to Bali next year. Oh, I’ll for sure next year. And guess what....too many years flew by and I still hadn’t gone.
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I pride myself on purposely living my life with ZERO REGRETS.
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Meaning if it were all to end right now would I have any regrets...sounds morbid but the truth. I mean we aren’t getting out of here alive so we may as well life each day as tho.
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So if this resonates with you and you haven’t been able to find the time or you have an area of your life that would leave you with regrets surrounding travel, I KINDLY nudge you to consider coming with us next month.
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Your SOUL VACATION is Sept 22-30.
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DM me for deets + I’ll see you in Bali.
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I never did get to finish my pilgrimage. While I did get to see the beautiful city of Santiago and ...
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I never did get to finish my pilgrimage. While I did get to see the beautiful city of Santiago and bask in the glory of its ancient cathedral, I had to arrive by train. We started too late to finish on time and still make our flight from Barcelona, but our weary, blistered legs were grateful for ... I never did get to finish my pilgrimage.
While I did get to see the beautiful city of Santiago and bask in the glory of its ancient cathedral, I had to arrive by train.
We started too late to finish on time and still make our flight from Barcelona, but our weary, blistered legs were grateful for the rest. Still, I felt a pang of remorse at being unable to finish this task which my friend and I had set out to accomplish so many months ago.
Perhaps my mind was too focused on the destination, rather than the pilgrimage itself. Prosaic, I know. But surely a pilgrimage of all things is more about the journey than the journey’s end? I will go back some day. There is something addicting about the numb, simple process of putting one foot in front of the other for mile after mile.
In the modern West, we have so thoroughly advanced the division of labor that we spend our waking lives worrying about things that are abstracted beyond belief.
Spreadsheets.
Coworkers.
Deliverables.
401Ks.
We go through life worried about things that are so divorced from our human, emotional needs that there is something refreshing about your only worry being where you will get your next meal, or where you will sleep.
The concerns are far more immediate, but much more simple. One mile at a time. One day at a time. Alone with your thoughts or enjoying the company of friend and the transcendent beauty of nature. Can you remember the last time you felt this way? What provoked it?
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#StayAndWander #CaminoDeSantiago
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You live and then you die. But then again, not. You were alive for a moment. Possibly alive ...
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You live and then you die. But then again, not. You were alive for a moment. Possibly alive for eternity and there is no death. We are all infinite human beings. Energy cannot be created or destroyed. Instead only carried to another source. Energy is infinite and will never ... You live and then you die.

But then again, not.

You were alive for a moment.

Possibly alive for eternity and there is no death.

We are all infinite human beings.

Energy cannot be created or destroyed.

Instead only carried to another source.

Energy is infinite and will never leave your side.

Energy is your next door neighbor.

Balance and use your energy with the wisest intentions.
All we possess is the now.

What a confusing statement.

What does it mean to live.

Living this life is different for everyone.

We all live how we wish to live.
If we were to all live the same life.

We would all be a bunch of drones and robots.

Repeating the same things over and over each and every day.

Don't live in the dreams of another's life.

Instead, live within your dreams.

Don't have people use you.

Instead be your greatest version you can be to thyself.

Look within and seek for wisdom.

There is no finish line in life.

Death is the end.

But death isn't real.

I'm uncertain if I have a memory of death.

Or possibly I do from another life before this.

Some individuals remember memories in other lives they have lived.

People fear death.

In the end, death isn't even real.

An illusion.

Of a thought.

I'm going to explain something that might not make a lot of sense.
The quote is about how "feeling" is misinterpreted.

You only feel a temporary emotion. Here and gone in a millisecond.
In the quote, I say "Death is nothing much but a thought and a feeling you can't feel." Imagine "feeling" something you have never felt before.
A feeling is limited and hard to explain in words. How do you know if you are feeling something?

Nothing is real but it is only as real as you imagine.
You have only died if you remember death itself.
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 #mondaymotivation Another fantastic result from one of my previous on-line clients @sarah_d2108 ...
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#mondaymotivation Another fantastic result from one of my previous on-line clients @sarah_d2108 as she prepped for her first show. Crazy crazy work ethic and was on point from start to finish determined to step on stage in the best shape of her life. I see too many people setting themselves ... #mondaymotivation
Another fantastic result from one of my previous on-line clients @sarah_d2108 as she prepped for her first show.
Crazy crazy work ethic and was on point from start to finish determined to step on stage in the best shape of her life.

I see too many people setting themselves goals and then not seeing things through when things getting rocky or aren’t favourable.
This is life but. We all wish that all the stars would align and that we would get a perfect run at things. It’s a bonus if that happens but life will always get in the way a present little challenges along the way.

Whether it’s your job responsibilities, relationships, family commitments etc something always come up. Now that may slow you down and make things harder but it certainly shouldn’t stop you from seeing things through.
It all about creating those good habits rather than quitting and setting up a trend of this every time you do something in your life a bit challenging to you.
Social media is great at show casing all the high lights in life and prep and dieting but the reality is often much different. I know it is for me and many others.
Prep and dieting sucks and especially in the latter stages when your going to extremes you need to do what most aren’t prepared to do but that can be what separates most from success and failure.

No matter how much more I learn and how much easier it becomes to diet and go to extremes at some point it’s going to suck and that’s just part of the process mentally and physically. Yes your tired and yes your hungry but life goes on regardless so it’s how you approach everything else around you that can be the real game changer.
I found this out for myself this year being the best shape of my life and still maintaining some sort of balance with my relationship and family. It will never be perfect but it certainly doesn’t need to be to hell and back.

Your commitment and your choice. Your mental attitude and persistence will determine the overall outcome. #TheDifference #PhDNutrition #PerformanceNutrition #teampang @phdnutritionuk @extremegymglasgow #Glasgow @preppedandpacked #Aesthetics #UKAesthetics @sfnexpo @masrepsofficial
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Been waiting to finish school my whole life, thank you to everyone who help me finish/do my work for me legit wouldn’t of passed without you (you’s know who you are) Been waiting to finish school my whole life, thank you to everyone who help me finish/do my work for me legit wouldn’t of passed without you 💕 (you’s know who you are)
An Important Reshare: Two years ago, @amybethgardner ‘s social post went viral, sparking discussion ...
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An Important Reshare: Two years ago, @amybethgardner ‘s social post went viral, sparking discussion among parents and non-parents alike. At Crest, we believe in Amy’s sentiment within this life lesson, and not just because she used a tube of Crest to make her point As kids are heading back ... An Important Reshare: Two years ago, @amybethgardner ‘s social post went viral, sparking discussion among parents and non-parents alike. At Crest, we believe in Amy’s sentiment within this life lesson, and not just because she used a tube of Crest to make her point 😉 As kids are heading back to school, it's a good time to remind ourselves about the importance of being kind to each other and that smiles are the simplest act of kindness. #ChooseSmiles #CrestSmiles
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My daughter starts middle school tomorrow. We've decorated her locker, bought new uniforms, even surprised her with a new backpack. But tonight just before bed, we did another pre-middle school task that is far more important than the others. I gave her a tube of toothpaste and asked her to squirt it out onto a plate. When she finished, I calmly asked her to put all the toothpaste back in the tube. She began exclaiming things like "But I can't!" and "It won't be like it was before!" I quietly waited for her to finish and then said the following: "You will remember this plate of toothpaste for the rest of your life. Your words have the power of life or death. As you go into middle school, you are about to see just how much weight your words carry. You are going to have the opportunity to use your words to hurt, demean, slander and wound others. You are also going to have the opportunity to use your words to heal, encourage, inspire and love others. You will occasionally make the wrong choice; I can think of three times this week I have used my own words carelessly and caused harm. Just like this toothpaste, once the words leave your mouth, you can't take them back. Use your words carefully, Breonna. When others are misusing their words, guard your words. Make the choice every morning that life-giving words will come out of your mouth. Decide tonight that you are going to be a life-giver in middle school. Be known for your gentleness and compassion. Use your life to give life to a world that so desperately needs it. You will never, ever regret choosing kindness."
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Hana lost her life's partner to Cancer, and now she runs on the hope to save lives. —- This #givingTuesday ...
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Hana lost her life's partner to Cancer, and now she runs on the hope to save lives. —- This #givingTuesday sheds the Light on Hana, president of @saidngo . "Said" was her husband's name,it stands for: SPREAD AWARENESS INCREASE DETECTION, but more than that the name means happy in arabic, ... Hana lost her life's partner to Cancer, and now she runs on the hope to save lives.
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This #givingTuesday sheds the Light on Hana, president of @saidngo . "Said" was her husband's name,it stands for: SPREAD AWARENESS INCREASE DETECTION, but more than that the name means happy in arabic, which is, as Hana describes it, this beautiful moment when a cancer patient receives his final cancer-free test results. The surge of Love when he gets surrounded by his family members, the look on his face, this gratitude mixed with an utter appreciation for life's little moments makes all the hard work worth it. This is Said; Every fighter and every survivor is Said, for Happiness is a fighting tool, perhaps one of the strongest in the world today.
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Following Said's diagnosis in 2009, Hana witnessed the pain her husband had to go through for 3 years. Their lives became centered around hospital appointments and post treatments which were equally painful. Said was such a brave fighter, he made it a point to raise awareness about Colorectal cancer. Said was 60 years old When he bid his farewells and left this world. Hana felt she needed to keep going with his mission, and that’s how SAID NGO was born
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Hana turned 58 this year and after attending the annual NGOS meeting organized by the Beirut Marathon she heard of a training program by BMA called 542. She thought she could talk to 542 runners and the best way was through joining few training runs.
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From a non- runner to a 542er, Hana is now committed to completing her own marathon. Driven by an unexpected strength, Hana keeps logging more miles, getting stronger, faster, fitter. She trains with #teamRocky and the team's vibes are her main motivator to finish her runs. Her story is one of inspiration to the running community. We cannot wait to see this beautiful human crossing the finish line on Nov 11, 2018.
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You can support Hana by running for Said NGO or donating to reach more people, create more awareness and save more lives.
Check out all 191 NGOs partners here: beirutmarathon.org/ngos

#runforacause #runbeirut #beirutmarathon
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Well, I wanted to finish my last flight in the mighty T-6 on a high note, but had to settle for exceptionally ...
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Well, I wanted to finish my last flight in the mighty T-6 on a high note, but had to settle for exceptionally mediocre. Either way, we got the longest 8 months of my life out of the way and are over the hump heading towards the finish line. #MadeItOutAlive #OBOGSAintKilledMeYet #NotBadForAGuyWithOneGoodEye ... Well, I wanted to finish my last flight in the mighty T-6 on a high note, but had to settle for exceptionally mediocre. Either way, we got the longest 8 months of my life out of the way and are over the hump heading towards the finish line. #MadeItOutAlive #OBOGSAintKilledMeYet #NotBadForAGuyWithOneGoodEye #TerrorOfTheSkies #YouCanKeepFormationFlying #PeaceLovingTankerPilot #TheyEvenCrashedAJetTryingToStopMe #MeetYourMakerInAMartinBaker #AverageTalentExceptionalDetermination #PerksOfBeingAGrinder #WearThemDownTilTheyDoWhatYouWant #FrontBumpOnPoint #ThanksGSuit #DiscoBritches #LookingLikeAWholeSnack #ReadyForSomethingWithBetterAC #SwampThing #MississippiBurning #InMyFlightSuit #HappyBdayGareBear #MissYourScent #1311Forever
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Another #mealprepmonday in the books <span class="emoji emoji1f605"></span> It’s a lot of work, but the fact that I don’t have to cook again ...
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Another #mealprepmonday in the books It’s a lot of work, but the fact that I don’t have to cook again until the weekend makes me really happy There are a few different ways to meal prep and different ways work for different people and lifestyles. If you don’t have time to prep your meals from ... Another #mealprepmonday in the books 😅 It’s a lot of work, but the fact that I don’t have to cook again until the weekend makes me really happy 😃 There are a few different ways to meal prep and different ways work for different people and lifestyles. If you don’t have time to prep your meals from start to finish, follow the guidelines in the book. It will save you a ton of time each week! Every week is different, but I try to block out some time for it. Our nights are so busy running kids here and there, having our meals already made has been life changing! It eliminates the urge to grab take out!
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Sundays: I prep power bites for the week and salad jars. I use the salad recipe from the week that we are on in the challenge and make 8 servings to feed us Monday - Thursday. Anyone want a demo video?? Monday: we grocery shop and meal prep. I prep 8 servings of 3 more meals from that week of the challenge. I choose the meals that look the easiest to prep. This week was the Mexican Fajita Bowls, the Roasted Winter Squash & Sausage and the Pesto Tomato & Broccoli Fusilli. I prep them from start to finish so they are pretty much ready to go except for the toppings. That gives us 32 total meals for the week.
Friday: we dine out.
Saturday and Sunday: we like to cook fresh dinners on the weekend. We usually have more time and it’s something we enjoy doing together. We cook the two remaining meals on these days.
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Phew!! There you have it! My meal prep in a nut shell! Any questions?
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I got to be a Khmer Princess for Christmas <span class="emoji emoji1f451"></span>🇰🇭 • Congratulations to my mom and I on completing the ...
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I got to be a Khmer Princess for Christmas 🇰🇭 • Congratulations to my mom and I on completing the project of building a temple for the people of #Kampot, Cambodia! • This was a very important step in my life in not only learning to give, but to give freely and to be a source of abundance. What ... I got to be a Khmer Princess for Christmas 👑🇰🇭

Congratulations to my mom and I on completing the project of building a temple for the people of #Kampot, Cambodia!

This was a very important step in my life in not only learning to give, but to give freely and to be a source of abundance. What is the impact that you can have in this world? By helping people, especially people seeking aid, refuge, or community.

My parents were both survivors of the Khmer Rouge. It is a miracle that both are still alive today. I will be grateful everyday for their hard work ethic to give me the life that I’ve always wanted, and the life they never got to experience due to war.

This is dedicated to all the wishes I have manifested all weekend long, and most importantly, my mother. Without her, none of the medals would be received. None of the villagefolk would receive donations. She created and started the project and I am so happy to play a part in its finish. My mom is a true inspiration, thank you for teaching me how to love by example 🥰

Thank you all for supporting + congratulating me on the temple opening! Deserve me at my best, handle me at my worst 😂 #reinspiremay 🌹 More photos to come! #phnomsaw
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This weekend I tackle my 31st 26.2 mile journey and 11th @runsra_cim. Over the years I have been fortunate ...
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This weekend I tackle my 31st 26.2 mile journey and 11th @runsra_cim. Over the years I have been fortunate to run through and around some of the most amazing cities and streets. I’ve met so many amazing people along this journey.... the journey continues. Even though this has been a tough training ... This weekend I tackle my 31st 26.2 mile journey and 11th @runsra_cim. Over the years I have been fortunate to run through and around some of the most amazing cities and streets. I’ve met so many amazing people along this journey.... the journey continues. Even though this has been a tough training cycle for me, I have one goal in mind and that is to finish another marathon and cross the finish with a smile.


As I look back on the marathons I have ran, I still can’t believe I have ran 2 @wmmajors (@bostonmarathon and @nycmarathon). Along with 6 @thesfmarathon , a @lamarathon , and several other fantastic road and trail marathons. •


Also this Sunday will be my final marathon running under the @skechersperformance team. Over the last 5 years I have had the honor to run for them in various capacities, there are two people who i would like to thank for this opportunity... thank you @luckiestlady and @cheyneinman for the support and opportunity over the years.



The journey continues and it is time to lace up and toe the line for another long run that helps me celebrate life. Running because I can. I run for myself , yes it might be selfish, but it’s the honest truth, I run because I like it because I enjoy it and it makes me happy. •


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Crushing IT #BDE || #HRDWRK || #NoExcuses <span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️Double Tap 🗣Comment <span class="emoji emoji1f4cc"></span>Save The Post <span class="emoji emoji1f464"></span>Tag Your Friends <span class="emoji emoji1f4cd"></span>Follow: ...
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Crushing IT #BDE || #HRDWRK || #NoExcuses ️Double Tap 🗣Comment Save The Post Tag Your Friends Follow: @garyvee Turn ON Post Notifications Way back to when Lindsey and myself got to meet and hang out with Gary V for a while on a random Tuesday Venice. Got to talk about boxing ... Crushing IT
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Way back to when Lindsey and myself got to meet and hang out with Gary V for a while on a random Tuesday Venice. Got to talk about boxing and life for a moment. Literally one of the most inspiring humans alive right now. A game changer, earth shaker and the man is simply helping change a generation. I have been listening to his recent audio book for the last few days(almost finish in two days) I would HIGHLY recommend picking up “Crushing it” by @garyvee it will change your life.



“Hear instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it.”
‭‭[Proverbs‬ ‭8.33]



#surprise #wintheday #finish #focus #jets #eagles #hrdwrkpaysoff #hrdwrk #boxing #cardio #wintheday #cardio #core #wineachday #crushingit #bestdayever #tbt #fun #boxing #garyv
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 #TransformationTuesday🦋 It’s not about how you begin. It’s about how you finish<span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️<span class="emoji emoji1f64c"></span>🏽<span class="emoji emoji1f609"></span> @bodybyvenus ・・・ #Evolve<span class="emoji emoji1f4ab"></span> ...
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#TransformationTuesday🦋 It’s not about how you begin. It’s about how you finish🏽 @bodybyvenus ・・・ #Evolve This post is for those of you that think I woke up as Body By Venus No my loves...in the pic on the left I was a 28 year old young mom with no aspirations of fitness or a healthy lifestyle. ... #TransformationTuesday🦋 It’s not about how you begin. It’s about how you finish❤️🙌🏽😉 @bodybyvenus
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#Evolve💫 This post is for those of you that think I woke up as Body By Venus😉 No my loves...in the pic on the left I was a 28 year old young mom with no aspirations of fitness or a healthy lifestyle. I never worked out, even as a former athlete. I weighed about 165lbs, was a Sz 11-12 and happily ate whatever I wanted.😋 Life then in Michigan was simple...Ignorance is bliss. I was “thick”...had a man who loved my curves and had no idea or vision of what God had in store for me.🙏🏽 Life tried to break me so many times in so many ways on this journey...instead I used the adversity to make me stronger. Trust me...I struggled...I failed...I just didn’t give up. There is 15 years of growth & maturity between these two photos.🙌🏽 .
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One day I will bore you with the story of ME. How BBV was born.🌟 But today I just want to inspire you to know CHANGE is possible for anyone. But it doesn’t happen overnight. Your body CAN become whatever you desire it to be. How you ask? What does it take?🤔💪🏽
▶️Find a program...follow it from start to finish. Don’t cheat! Get a clean result.
▶️Break up with your taste buds! Let I can’t have that become I don’t want that. ▶️Drink Water...it’s essential for the health of your body💦 Min 64oz a day. ▶️Find your WHY? It will motivate you those days you feel like giving up. ▶️Stay consistent. Half clean/Half crappy eating and poor effort in the gym will reflect in the results you see.
▶️You will have bad days! Don’t beat yourself up. Check it & get back on it. It’s about progress not perfection. ▶️Be PATIENT. You don’t earn a degree in 2 months and your Goal Body is no different. Put in the WORK...Earn it...I promise you...it will show up for you! .
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Day 1 or One Day? It’s #YouVsYou💫I’m still evolving...my best is yet to come.❤️ #RealResults🙌🏽 #CheckingIn🦅 #40IsTheNew20 #soshine🌟 #lovethyself #purposedriven #inspiration #aligned #motivation #believe #fit #curvy #lifestyle #glutes #squats #blessed #healthyliving #fitness #blackgirlmagic #blackexcellence #melanin #personaltrainer #losangeles #bodybyvenus👙 #Godschild🙏 #MyResultsRunnethOver💦
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Prodigee Breeze For iPhone 7/8 Stay cool with the Breeze series from Prodigee. This stylish ...
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Which feeling is better?? <span class="emoji emoji1f447"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f447"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f447"></span> congrats to @hannahrose_fit for her 6th Place finish at #npcnorthamericans ...
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Which feeling is better?? congrats to @hannahrose_fit for her 6th Place finish at #npcnorthamericans #Repost @hannahrose_fit ・・・ Really could not be happier - After competing at USA’s, I felt unsettled, unsatisfied, discouraged, defeated, upset, confused, just SOOOO ... Which feeling is better?? 👇👇👇 congrats to @hannahrose_fit for her 6th Place finish at #npcnorthamericans 👏 #Repost @hannahrose_fit
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After competing at USA’s, I felt unsettled, unsatisfied, discouraged, defeated, upset, confused, just SOOOO many emotions. Regardless, I wasn’t happy. I knew I didn’t want to go straight into off-season with such a negative and discouraged mindset. I knew I wanted to prove to myself that I’m better. I am capable of more. And I want to go out on a high note.
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These were all the reasons that led me to do this show and wow am I freaking glad I did. I decided on this show super last minute, and honestly didn’t know if i would even make it. Continuing prep for another 4 weeks after USAs was definitely the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I wanted to give up. Every second of every day was a battle. I struggled A LOT. And on top of that my body was not happy with me either. I pushed harder than I ever have, for no other reason than to just know that I had truly given my all and left NOTHING on the table.
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I came to this show with a great attitude, absolutely zero expectations, no pressure riding on the outcome, and just ready to soak up the whole experience. This show was the most well-run show I have ever competed in - from the check-ins, to the tan, to the actual show - it was just all so easy and just FUN. It truly reminded me why I love this sport, and reignited my fire and passion for it. On top of that, I was lucky enough to receive 1st callouts in a stacked class of over 30 beautiful girls, and leave with a 6th place finish 🏆 I am EXTREMELY proud of the physique & mentality I brought to this show, and couldn’t have asked for more.
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I couldn’t be happier with my decision to just keep pushing and do this show, because now I can end my competition season on an extremely positive note and move into the next chapter of my life with no regrets, no what-ifs, and most importantly with a positive, confident mentality. I can’t wait to just continue to improve in all areas of life, and be the absolute best I can be every single day. I have learned SO much through this experience” finished at @hannahrose_fit
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Last night I finished the Book of Mormon, again. After being challenged by the prophet to read it ...
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Last night I finished the Book of Mormon, again. After being challenged by the prophet to read it before the end of the year, I had just started a personal challenge and was almost through 2nd Nephi and I started over. This is what he said, “I invite you to read the Book of Mormon between now and ... Last night I finished the Book of Mormon, again. After being challenged by the prophet to read it before the end of the year, I had just started a personal challenge and was almost through 2nd Nephi and I started over.
This is what he said, “I invite you to read the Book of Mormon between now and the end of the year. As impossible as that may seem with all you are trying to manage in your life, if you will accept this invitation with full purpose of heart, the Lord will help you find a way to achieve it. And, as you prayerfully study, I promise that the heavens will open for you. The Lord will bless you with increased inspiration and revelation.
As you read, I would encourage you to mark each verse that speaks of or refers to the Savior. Then, be intentional about talking of Christ, rejoicing in Christ, and preaching of Christ with your families and friends. You and they will be drawn closer to the Savior through this process. And changes, even miracles, will begin to happen.”
This promise and these blessings were to great to ignore. And I can testify that taking the time to read, and really study about our Savior, his mission and the testimonies of others grew my testimony. I learned things that I didn’t know. And I felt like I grew to know my Savior more. I knew the Book of Mormon testified of Him. But marking each scripture definitely helped me to see how much.
This book is truly for us, today. It is a guiding compass, and it helps us when life is hard. I know when I make it a focus on my life. It is better. I am better.
What a great way to finish this year.
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In 2018 I sang through the streets of Paris, I ran through a festival in NYC covered in mud and laughter ...
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In 2018 I sang through the streets of Paris, I ran through a festival in NYC covered in mud and laughter with my best friend, and I danced barefoot in the streets of Spain at 4 in the morning drunk on Sangria and freedom. In 2018 I sat face to face with heroes and legends and I held my own. In 2018 I cried ... In 2018 I sang through the streets of Paris, I ran through a festival in NYC covered in mud and laughter with my best friend, and I danced barefoot in the streets of Spain at 4 in the morning drunk on Sangria and freedom. In 2018 I sat face to face with heroes and legends and I held my own. In 2018 I cried a lot. ▫️
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In 2018, with the help of my village, I baptized my little girl, got her her 1st backstage pass, and introduced her to the ocean. I stopped questioning so much about myself and instead just started doing better. I said goodbye to friends that will always be mine and I found more of my people in the rough; the naturally occurring diamonds beneath the grit of life. In 2018 I went to my 105th Pearl Jam show in Seattle and the memory of that night now lives in my bloodstream. I drove up a street to the house where Laura Palmer lived and grinned at the memory of teenage me and how incredibly satisfied she’d be with this moment. ▫️
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In 2018 I drank tequila with strangers throughout a candlelit graveyard in Mexico, marigolds in hand. In 2018 I fell in love with music again, I took shots of whiskey with Kiefer, I stood in many concert venues, arms linked with the best of the best, and we made time stop. In 2018 I opened my eyes wider and I chose life and love above all the rest.▫️
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▫️ *A heartfelt thank you to every person in my life that knows me and loves me enough to not only stick around, but to always give me the benefit of the doubt. I have the most loyal and generous friends in the world. Dear @mrjaniak , @sammyblaze311 , Elena Suarez, @gr8tfuldayz , @cattyb30 , @megos_10_ , @daniellestori , and @theblueamethyst , you carried me to the finish line. You know who you all are, you are my family. @whowhatninja , @jordancmac , @angsep , @justineeezavalaaa , @laworden , @beachbrooke6 , @sabrinasee , @leaderofmars , @natijag21, @eddyalvarez90 , @mjredsar , @adam.vandermark , @bristowgrey , @spinvillain , @rossramone , and my fave surprise, @ckadison , you were all once strangers, now you are my heroes.▫️ #2018 ▫️
▫️ “𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝐁𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐬, 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐈𝐬 𝐎𝐮𝐫𝐬” - 𝐉𝐞𝐚𝐧-𝐏𝐚𝐮𝐥 𝐒𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐫𝐞-
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The last two weeks have been pretty emotional for me. Health issues coming up met with temporary ...
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The last two weeks have been pretty emotional for me. Health issues coming up met with temporary healing, then met with my ego's resistance to that healing. Reclining to my old habits. Deadlines to meet, courses to start, courses to finish, life asking me to step up even more when I just want ... The last two weeks have been pretty emotional for me. Health issues coming up met with temporary healing, then met with my ego's resistance to that healing. Reclining to my old habits. Deadlines to meet, courses to start, courses to finish, life asking me to step up even more when I just want to crawl under a rock. 🙇🏽‍♀️ But through all of this retrograde madness, I was reminded to look at the bigger picture. My WHY. Why the fuck am I here? My heart immediately responded, 💗 "EXPANSION." ☀️
We came into this plane to expand through our experiences. Good and bad. When life is in good harmony and rhythm that's awesome. Good is great. But when we're hit with contrast or things that we're dreading, it just means everything we want is right on the other side. How do we get there? We align with our emotions then trust and allow. With this reminder, I was able to step back and just LAUGH. Because despite how anxious I can get with my current circumstances or get stuck in the "what ifs" of the future, it's just not that serious. It's just not! My life can be taken away from me in a matter of seconds and my energy would've been wasted on just worrying. 🤷🏽‍♀️
I had a wonderful opportunity to get my aura photo taken by @haloauragraphic (check out their calendar, more pop ups to come!) and I was just surprised to see all of these colors. It just goes to show that despite the thoughts that roam in our heads that keep us from doing the things we want, there are bigger and better energies at play than what we're giving ourselves credit for. 🌺💖✨
Anyways, end of rant. I love you. Happy Monday. Take what works, fuck the rest ✌🏽️
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When I was young, because i was born into a dysfunctional family, I thought I can never have a great ...
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When I was young, because i was born into a dysfunctional family, I thought I can never have a great life. I believed then that we have some group of people who are suppose to have the best things in life. I heard a lot of negative words spoken against me, I was abused physically and emotionally ... When I was young, because i was born into a dysfunctional family, I thought I can never have a great life. I believed then that we have some group of people who are suppose to have the best things in life. I heard a lot of negative words spoken against me, I was abused physically and emotionally and I also made my own mistakes through bad choices.

I accepted Christ when I was sixteen. The word of God began to change my perspective about life and I started believing that I can be anything that I wanted to be and have a great life. My confidence level increased and I started taking one step towards my dreams.

I learned that I don’t have the power to decide the family that I’m born into or how I began in life but I can make a decision on how I want my life to end and have a great finish.

I believed everything that God has said about me in His Word, I cringed on to them and it changed my life. The word of God is powerful, transforming and life changing.

Today I want you to know that, God has endowed you with everything that you need to have a great life and fulfill your dreams no mater your background 1 Peter 1:3. You can be anything that you want to be in life. Jesus Christ came to give you life John 3:16.
It doesn’t mater if you’re overlooked, abused and neglected in life, God has a wonderful plan for your life Jeremiah 29:11.
Forgive yourself for all the mistakes you have made in your life and look ahead. Don’t let the past rob you of your future.

You’re not average, you’re a child of God. You’re destine for greatness. You’re fearfully and wonderfully made by God. You’re born for such a time as this. Believe in yourself because God believes in you. Don’t look down on yourself because of your disadvantage background or how people see you. Renew your mind with the word of God daily and believe everything that God has said about you. You’re blessed. You will win.
Happy new year in advance 🙏.
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I’m not going to lie.... the last round of my workouts was not a great one<span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f622"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f481"></span>🏼‍♀️ I worked out (ish) ...
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I’m not going to lie.... the last round of my workouts was not a great one🏼‍♀️ I worked out (ish) everyday, but I paid no attention to my diet, or sleep. I didn’t track my weights, I took every rest day and I wasn’t on any kind of quest to accomplish anything. I didn’t have a goal or a plan, I just ... I’m not going to lie.... the last round of my workouts was not a great one😂😢💁🏼‍♀️ I worked out (ish) everyday, but I paid no attention to my diet, or sleep. I didn’t track my weights, I took every rest day and I wasn’t on any kind of quest to accomplish anything. I didn’t have a goal or a plan, I just went through the motions as life was happening around me and ended up where I am today 8 weeks later...

Sometimes, the journey is simply trying. It’s not giving completely up, maybe just a little bit up🤷🏼‍♀️ Sometimes it’s about cheat meals + feels goods and 💦 sweat in between.

As a coach, the past 7 years have been about discipline, personal development & creating healthier habits. During that time of goals being set, programs being completed, diets being more on point & habits built, I’m able to continue to make progress whether “life” gets in the way or not. I may not have the prettiest results or the most inspiring story to share from it, but what I have is so much more valuable to me than that.

I never give up. Ever. Even when I’m puttering On fumes, I’ll get out and push myself to finish. Too many people lose their way because a number wasn’t hit, a pair of pants didn’t fit, the food wasn’t perfect or they weren’t where they were “supposed” to be. ⠀
Eff that.

Healthy living is a daily practice. It never ends, it’s never completed. It’s imperfect and messy and sweaty. It takes grit and perseverance and discipline. It’s one workout and one bite at a time and every next bite and every NEXT workout counts.

If you’ve given up far to quickly in the past, here is your friendly reminder that if you’re chasing better timing, perfect conditions or “waiting until life settles down”... you’ve already lost. It’s about working through life ♡, through failure ♡, through success ♡, through busy ♡, through slow ♡, through triumph ♡, through tragedy ♡, through whatever this life offers.

Keep going. Keeping starting again. Keep grinding for that finish no matter how good, bad or ugly. Sometimes the outcome isn’t the prize, it’s the lesson. #grind #grit #noexcuses #work #sacrifice #win
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8. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles<span class="emoji emoji2b50"></span><span class="emoji emoji2b50"></span><span class="emoji emoji2b50"></span><span class="emoji emoji2b50"></span><span class="emoji emoji2b50"></span> . “A king fortifies himself with a castle,” observed ...
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8. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles . “A king fortifies himself with a castle,” observed the Count, “a gentleman with a desk.” . The books central character Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov is complex and simple at the same time based on your perspective. He was on the wrong side ... 8. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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“A king fortifies himself with a castle,” observed the Count, “a gentleman with a desk.”
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The books central character Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov is complex and simple at the same time based on your perspective. He was on the wrong side of the line when the Soviet Revolution happened in the early 20th Century. Rather than being put in front of a firing squad, he is sentenced to house arrest for life in the Metropol Hotel in Moscow. Thus begins the rest of his life. Over his 40 years inside the hotel, the count meets a host of characters. His life is changed in a way he never expected but he reacts to his new life with the same finesse he would to any other situation in his earlier life as a count.

The book has something for everyone.. humor, intrigue, great conversations about food and life itself. There are lots of bookmark worthy pages. Probably my favorite line was when he says this - "”After all, what can a first impression tell us about someone we’ve just met for a minute in the lobby of the hotel? For that matter, what can a first impression tell us about anyone? Why, no more than a chord can tell us about Beethoven or a brushstroke about Botticelli. By their very nature, human beings are so capricious, so complex, so delightfully contradictory, that they deserve not only our consideration, but our reconsideration--and our unwavering determination to withhold our opinion until we have engaged with them in every possible setting at every possible hour.”
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That being said, its not a fast book to read. It took me a lot of time to finish and I read it in between books. Readers who enjoy quick paced books may need some time to adjust to its pace but once you do, it moves like an amazing play. Almost lyrical. Definitely something to pick up if you enjoy good writing and complex conversations about life. I could probably fill a few pages with the amazing quotes from this book, but i will leave you with this one. “I gather you are an early riser, Alexander Ilyich,” he said after a moment of silence. “Men of purpose usually are.”
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You are a one toasty beast #im703raleigh <span class="emoji emoji1f605"></span> and we all loved every second of it....even in our dark ...
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You are a one toasty beast #im703raleigh and we all loved every second of it....even in our dark pockets out there! It was awesome to be a part of the last running of this race and even better to get to share the podium with star @hjacksonracing who I have so much respect and admiration for and ... You are a one toasty beast #im703raleigh 😅 and we all loved every second of it....even in our dark pockets out there! It was awesome to be a part of the last running of this race and even better to get to share the podium with star @hjacksonracing who I have so much respect and admiration for 💙and @stephanieroy3 who is a young rising star that hasn’t even hit her prime yet 🙌

So much love to sponsors and our TRIBE (@tower_26 @katostrong @jeffersonsean @csimkins13 in 🏊‍♂️ 🚲 🏃🏻‍♀️🏋️‍♂️ respectively)for helping to get this new mom back IN the races - they didn’t have much to work with and have helped keep these older motherly legs trying to fire and keep up with the speedsters 👊🏽

A special weekend for us 🙏💙Swipe 👉🏻
Slide 1: The finish: it is never under appreciated! 📷 @ironmantri
Slide 2: Our 💙 MAK (little man held out for over 6 hours without fuel! 🙇🏼‍♂️🤪📷 @steffiej06 😇
Slide 3: Champagne showers with the gals! 🍾
📷 @ironmantri
Slide 4: Getting to this moment fuels me to the finish! 📷 @steffiej06
Slide 5. AK+MAK = my world 🌎 🙇🏼‍♂️📷 @steffiej06
Slide 6: Hugging a VIP in my life since youth - so much more than just a hug - she has been there with me through a lot of highs and lows in both sport and life. Love you @hilarykuss 📷 @salexkuss
Slide 7: Finish line chats are best spent on the ground level - taking a moment with HJ to reflect on the toasty day! 📷 @unctarheels
Slide 8: When some of your best friend’s kids cheer for you while sprinting down the final meters of the finish chute - it really makes your heart sing 🎶 💕 📹 @salexkuss •
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR LOVE AND CARE - I take in all your good energy and positive chi whether you are near or far! 💕🙏
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<span class="emoji emoji1f499"></span>Мне все говорили, что когда я закончу учебу, то меня будет ждать тяжелая, наполненная взрослыми ...
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Мне все говорили, что когда я закончу учебу, то меня будет ждать тяжелая, наполненная взрослыми заботами жизнь, и я буду страшно скучать по былым, «счастливым студенческим» временам. И знаете, учебу я закончила, и слава Богу У меня появилось куча свободного времени, мне больше не ... 💙Мне все говорили, что когда я закончу учебу, то меня будет ждать тяжелая, наполненная взрослыми заботами жизнь, и я буду страшно скучать по былым, «счастливым студенческим» временам. И знаете, учебу я закончила, и слава Богу😅😁 У меня появилось куча свободного времени, мне больше не нужно сидеть до утра, готовя никому не нужные проекты, и после работы я могу делать все, что я хочу! (Хочу-стираю, хочу-убираю, хочу-есть готовлю😂😂). Но правда, взрослая жизнь-это прекрасно. Ты можешь сесть с аперолем, и по-взрослому поговорить со своими родителями, ничего не скрывая (ибо ты больше не совершаешь идиотских поступков😁), ты можешь сам распоряжаться своими деньгами (хочешь-за коммунальные плати, хочешь-налоги, а если повезёт, ещё и на еду останется😂). А если серьёзно, быть взрослым восхитительно. Когда как не в этом возрасте ты начинаешь ценить то, что имеешь и гордиться тем, чего уже достиг😌 Держитесь, школьники и студенты, счастье близко!😁💕
💚Everyone was telling me that I will regret a lot when I finish my school/university. That adult life is extremely complicated and full of problems and that I will miss my student life. However, just when I graduated, I finally started to live. I’ve got a lot of free time, I don’t have to write some stupid reports all night long anymore. When I finish my job, I live my own life and do what I want (like washing, cleaning, cooking if I have motivation😂😁). But honestly saying, adult life is beautiful. Finally I can sincerely talk to your parents having a drink somewhere outside (sincerely, because you don’t do anything stupid anymore and you have nothing to hide😁), you can spend your money as much as you want (paying taxes, bills, even food sometimes if you are lucky enough😂😂). But seriously, being adult is wonderful. At this age you can appreciate what you already have and be proud of what you’ve achieved! Hold on, students, happy life is close!😁😁💕
#view #vsco #vscocam #beauty #blog #blogger #traveler #traveling #travelgram #travelblogger #picoftheday #fashion #style #fashionblogger #Inspire #inspiration #instagram #instagood #instamood #instadaily #love #mood #me #girl #summer #nature #naturelovers #influencer
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Aggretsuko is an anime that took me a surprisingly long time to finish despite it being a short series ...
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Aggretsuko is an anime that took me a surprisingly long time to finish despite it being a short series with only 10 episodes around 15 minutes each. I didn’t want to finish! The main character, Retsuko, works in an office job that she’s not particularly fond of, but doesn’t quit and vents her ... Aggretsuko is an anime that took me a surprisingly long time to finish despite it being a short series with only 10 episodes around 15 minutes each. I didn’t want to finish! The main character, Retsuko, works in an office job that she’s not particularly fond of, but doesn’t quit and vents her rage through metal karaoke after work. She faces internal conflict because she wants to quit working and marry a man and become a housewife, but she has no boyfriend to do so. She is 25, feels stagnant in her career, and wants a different outcome for her work and love life. We eventually see her become friends with 2 senior office ladies that seem very well put together through their shared yoga class. They give her career and love advice, some of which she follows and some of which she ignores. The series concludes on a positive and thoughtful note as her attitude towards life is a little more positive than it was at the beginning of the series. #Aggretsuko #japan #anime #netflix #work #sliceoflife #metal
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It’s the same with loving your body. I’m not quite sure why but my entire life it’s been a huge challenge ...
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It’s the same with loving your body. I’m not quite sure why but my entire life it’s been a huge challenge for me to really love my body no matter what. When I was 18 I remember working out 25+ hours a week and still envisioning what it would be like to cross that finish line of achieving the body I worked ... It’s the same with loving your body. I’m not quite sure why but my entire life it’s been a huge challenge for me to really love my body no matter what. When I was 18 I remember working out 25+ hours a week and still envisioning what it would be like to cross that finish line of achieving the body I worked for. I think the more I worked for “that body” the further the finish line got away from me. Now that I’m 30 and recovering from baby #2, it’s been a challenge and I find myself putting off happiness because of that same finish line I’m trying to cross. I have moments where I get it. Life is a balance image is not everything and that’s not all that I care about. But body dysmorphia is a mental illness and I think that too many don’t understand how hard it can be to live with that constant battle in your mind of being grateful for a healthy body and wanting something that’s not real. This is your Sunday reminder that waiting for happiness and that finish line will never come until you decide to love yourself right here and now. Goals or no goals. 400 pounds or 140! If you can’t love yourself perfectly right now, you’ll never the love the perfect you because it’s not real! Take sometime tonight to focus on that!🖤
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It rained today on the way to the stables & while riding our horses to the beach. We continue to travel ...
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It rained today on the way to the stables & while riding our horses to the beach. We continue to travel because we were determine to complete the excursion. The BEAUTY of this excursion was the diversity among our group, patience while all of us tried something new and the perseverance to finish ... It rained today on the way to the stables & while riding our horses to the beach. We continue to travel because we were determine to complete the excursion. The BEAUTY of this excursion was the diversity among our group, patience while all of us tried something new and the perseverance to finish despite the rain. Encouraging someone to fight the fight, finish the race and enjoy the challenge while you keep your eye on the finish line. Amazing time. I view life and life experiences from different lens than most people. Living my best life. #instapic #instadaily #instacute #turksandcaicos #turks #birthday #birthdaybehavior #birthdaygirl #teamleo #smallbusiness #smallbusinessowner #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurlife #island #turksandcaicosislands #cococashabutik 😘😍😘😍🏖🤸🏽‍♂️🤸🏽‍♂️🤸🏽‍♂️🤸🏽‍♂️. ✅ another check off my Bucket List.... CoCo. Please EXCUSE our hair but the rain ☔️ got us real good all the way to the beach. It rained on us but not our jovial spirit.
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It can’t be a one time thing. It must be an OBSESSION. Whatever you want in life, if you want to be ...
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It can’t be a one time thing. It must be an OBSESSION. Whatever you want in life, if you want to be great – you must be obsessed. Obsessed with reaching your GOAL. 
Obsessed with self-education. Self-Growth.
Obsessed with improving every single day. 
Obsessed with becoming the greatest ... It can’t be a one time thing. It must be an OBSESSION.

Whatever you want in life, if you want to be great – you must be obsessed.
Obsessed with reaching your GOAL. 
Obsessed with self-education. Self-Growth.
Obsessed with improving every single day. 
Obsessed with becoming the greatest version of yourself.

It’s a heathy obsession. One that pushes you out of your comfort zone, pushes you beyond what others thought was possible for your life.

Turn your every now and then, to EVERY SINGLE DAY. 
Turn your PASSION into your OBSESSION. 
Turn your ‘shoulds’ into MUSTS!

I AM OBSESSED. 
I AM NEVER SATISFIED. 
NEVER CONTENT.
I WILL NOT ACCEPT AVERAGE. 
I WILL WORK UNTIL THE OUTCOME IS MINE!

I WILL GO ABOVE AND BEYOND. 
I DO NOT BELIEVE IN LIMITATIONS
I DO NOT SEE LACK. 
I SEE A GOAL. 
I DEVELOP MY PLAN. 
I DIVE IN. I DO THE WORK… 
and I GET THE REWARDS!

In life you get to choose. 
Not everyone wants success.
Not everyone is competitive.
I am happy for all of those who are content… 
but I am not talking to them right now.
I’m talking to all of you who want more out of life.

Those who want to push the limits.
To see how far you can go in life.
How great you can become.
How much you can achieve. 
I’m talking to all of those who, when you get an idea you GO AFTER IT. 
Most people don’t.
Most people sit on their ideas.
But us crazy people WE GET TO WORK. 
WE GET OBSESSED.

When we START, we DO NOT STOP.
When we get going, we must finish, 
and we must finish FIRST. When we do ANYTHING we must do it better than ANYONE.

Many people these days are addicted to all sorts of things. 
Bad habits. Drugs. Alcohol. Night life. 
My addiction is SUCCESS.
 My addiction is WORK.
 My addiction is RESULTS.
 My addiction is GROWTH. I tell you, the payoff is much better than the alternatives.

If you want something in life… 
I mean you REALLY want something, you want it BAD. 
It can’t be a one time thing. You must be obsessed!

You can’t go in with the attitude you will only try once, but if you fail give up. 
You can’t have an option out. 
YOU MUST BE ALL IN.
YOU MUST BE OBSESSED. 
YOU MUST BE DEDICATED and CERTAIN you will get what you want. 👇👇👇👇👇
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IT IS FINISHED! The most frustrating times in life is when we aren’t living our purpose. I have struggled ...
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IT IS FINISHED! The most frustrating times in life is when we aren’t living our purpose. I have struggled with this COUNTLESS times. What is my purpose and how do I actually I live it? What we have to remember is that our destiny is not starting- it’s already finished. Life doesn’t always happen ... IT IS FINISHED! The most frustrating times in life is when we aren’t living our purpose. I have struggled with this COUNTLESS times. What is my purpose and how do I actually I live it?
What we have to remember is that our destiny is not starting- it’s already finished. Life doesn’t always happen as we plan, but there is not one detail of your life that has been lost on God.
God is determined to finish what he started. What are you purposed and called to do? Your life is not accidental. The devil wants you to believe that your life is just a series of accidental and un-purposeful events.
There are 2 realities: time and eternity.
God wrote your life backwards so you can live your life forwards.
It ends with me winning. The devil comes to interrupt our lives and our stories- But God never starts a thing that isn’t finished first. Even Jesus was finished first. The devil wants you to think that there are still some things “pending”. IT IS FINISHED! God gave you credit for the blood before you were even saved. You didn’t find God, he had already found you. The enemy is never afraid of starters- he’s afraid of FINISHERS! God is looking for some FINISHERS! What do we need to finish?
1. Need a finishing PRAISE. Don’t be so smart that you try to figure God out. He is to be praised and worshiped. You act like it’s done before it’s finished- with praise! A praise that makes no sense to others!
2. NEED A FINISHING POSTURE. You need to walk into the house like your father owns it—BECAUSE HE DOES. You need to speak like it’s already done! Like your fathers rich in land and money- because HE IS. It’s ALL his!
3. You need a finishing PERSPECTIVE. Set your mind on things above. Elevate your victory. The best traffic reports come from above in helicopters because they can see where it ends.
4. IT MIGHT DIE BUT JESUS HAS RESURRECTION POWER. He’s about to bring it back to life.
5. Stop complaining and start THINKING.
6. The devil doesn’t have time authority to alter the plan of God. You can get distracted and off course, but it’s finished and nothing can change that.
7. God has SEALED our path and our purpose. ⚡️⚡️Let’s rise in FINISHED purpose & power!!⚡️⚡️
@realjohngray
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2018. What a year. Growth. Remembrance. Progress. My year seemed to be full of memories of three ...
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2018. What a year. Growth. Remembrance. Progress. My year seemed to be full of memories of three common themes. Architecture, Family, and Traveling. It was amazing. I, FINALLY, got licensed. I helped open up a restaurant with one of the BEST families I’ve been blessed to get to know and love. ... 2018. What a year. Growth. Remembrance. Progress.
My year seemed to be full of memories of three common themes. Architecture, Family, and Traveling. It was amazing. I, FINALLY, got licensed. I helped open up a restaurant with one of the BEST families I’ve been blessed to get to know and love. I helped lead a team to a Top 10 finish at nationals. Was part of a Second place finish at State. I got to travel to the coolest parts of our nation with some of the people that mean the most to me.
Yet, I find myself, on Day 1 of 2019, looking at how focused I was on what was PROVIDED over who was the PROVIDER.
I sit here on Day 1 of 2019, traveling to AZ to say goodbye to one of the most influential woman that was part of my life.
Perspective. It has hit me like a ton of bricks. 2019 will be the year of perspective. Change is the one thing that’s inevitable in life and I look at 2019 as the year of change in my life.
I don’t look at it confidently, but I don’t look at it scared. I will look at it through the lens of my provider, God, knowing that I need to keep my focus on him.
2018 was a year I will always be thankful for. 2019 is a year I’m looking forward to embracing.
May 2019 bring more memories, more happiness, more hope, and more focus on the provider than 2018 did for me.
Love more. Care more. And Seek more. Happy New Years to all!
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I picked this table up last week off of someone on the Facebook marketplace. Guy I bought it from said ...
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I picked this table up last week off of someone on the Facebook marketplace. Guy I bought it from said he had bought it used 20 years ago, and it was obviously not cared for very well. There were raised spots in the #parquet, some gaps that I wont be able to do anything about... anyways, I just finished ... I picked this table up last week off of someone on the Facebook marketplace. Guy I bought it from said he had bought it used 20 years ago, and it was obviously not cared for very well. There were raised spots in the #parquet, some gaps that I wont be able to do anything about... anyways, I just finished sanding the top with 80 grit and it already looks much better. I took down the raised spots and made it through the original finish. I haven't decided if I'm going to completely sand it down on the edges, I feel the contrast of the original finish and the Danish oil I plan on using for the top will look nice. I'm going to put a few coats of wipe on poly as well, to protect the finish from the kiddos and future spills. This is my first furniture rehab project... not as much fun as building something but I'd love to see this old tavle have a new life. The built in leaves are pretty sweet too
#woodworking #makingoldthingsnew
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We aren’t called to finish the task, but to live a life of faithfulness. You don’t get a report card ...
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We aren’t called to finish the task, but to live a life of faithfulness. You don’t get a report card in ministry. You serve and you wonder whether what you do is making any difference at all. I listened to an interview with Ligon Duncan recently where he talked about this topic and it was such a ... We aren’t called to finish the task, but to live a life of faithfulness. You don’t get a report card in ministry. You serve and you wonder whether what you do is making any difference at all. I listened to an interview with Ligon Duncan recently where he talked about this topic and it was such a good reminder for me. My type A personality likes to know that I have accomplished the goal and done what I have been called to do. But in ministry, in our families, in many areas of life. We aren’t always called to finish the task, but to live a life of faithfulness. And that is so hard for me. I want to get an A+ on the report card...after all...there was that one time I cried about a 99% on a test. I want to serve God well. I want to see women passionate about the gospel in my local church and around the world.
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But God is reminding me that gospel work isn’t about a finish line on this earth. The only finish-line in ministry will be the day we see His face. And that A+ that I so badly desire...It isn’t mine to earn. Jesus has done the work that changes hearts. I can’t change hearts...but I can point people to the One who can.
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So today I am going to take a big sigh of relief. I am going to be still. I am going to remember that I can’t do it, but Jesus can.
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The morning, when everything begins...<span class="emoji emoji1f33f"></span> #Moscow #Russia #fifa2018 #finish #life #mycity #myharmony ...
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The morning, when everything begins... #Moscow #Russia #fifa2018 #finish #life #mycity #myharmony #love #morning #утро #мойгород #чистота #цветы #безлюдей #солнце #flowers #sun #sunshine #gorkypark #жизнькакчудо The morning, when everything begins...🌿
#Moscow #Russia #fifa2018 #finish #life #mycity #myharmony #love #morning #утро #мойгород #чистота #цветы #безлюдей #солнце #flowers #sun #sunshine #gorkypark #жизнькакчудо
It's never about where you start, but where you finish. Life's a marathon, not a sprint<span class="emoji emoji1f3c0"></span> <span class="emoji emoji1f3c1"></span> #EuroWan ...
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It's never about where you start, but where you finish. Life's a marathon, not a sprint #EuroWan #HumbleandHungry #France #ProB It's never about where you start, but where you finish. Life's a marathon, not a sprint🏀 🏁 #EuroWan #HumbleandHungry #France #ProB
تاشاه برگشت سرباز رف از یادت برو دست حق بدرقه ی راهت ب امید عشقه ماهت هه ب امید عشق ماهت! Finish ...
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تاشاه برگشت سرباز رف از یادت برو دست حق بدرقه ی راهت ب امید عشقه ماهت هه ب امید عشق ماهت! Finish life... تاشاه برگشت سرباز رف از یادت
برو دست حق بدرقه ی راهت
ب امید عشقه ماهت
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ب امید عشق ماهت!
Finish life...
Oh yeah, finally finished!!! #groot #grootdrawing #iamgroot #tree #treedrawing #drawing #sketch ...
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Oh yeah, finally finished!!! #groot #grootdrawing #iamgroot #tree #treedrawing #drawing #sketch #art #artwork #marker #markers #prismacolormarkers #pen #markerdrawing #hashtag #finish #life #follow #like #likeit #insta #instagood #instagram #instadraw #guardiansofthegalaxy Oh yeah, finally finished!!! #groot #grootdrawing #iamgroot #tree #treedrawing #drawing #sketch #art #artwork #marker #markers #prismacolormarkers #pen #markerdrawing #hashtag #finish #life #follow #like #likeit #insta #instagood #instagram #instadraw #guardiansofthegalaxy
Who would have thought 3 years on from designing this, I can now produce it from start to finish. Life ...
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Who would have thought 3 years on from designing this, I can now produce it from start to finish. Life is crazy who knows what the future beholds. Think it's time to get cracking again. Who would have thought 3 years on from designing this, I can now produce it from start to finish. Life is crazy who knows what the future beholds. Think it's time to get cracking again.
Finally headed back to Philly after being in Europe for 2 weeks. Although this year has been one heck ...
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Finally headed back to Philly after being in Europe for 2 weeks. Although this year has been one heck of a roller coaster ride full of highs and lows I am still hanging on tight and enjoying the ride. Despite falling short a few times this yr I was able to pull myself together and run a seasons best ... Finally headed back to Philly after being in Europe for 2 weeks. Although this year has been one heck of a roller coaster ride full of highs and lows I am still hanging on tight and enjoying the ride. Despite falling short a few times this yr I was able to pull myself together and run a seasons best 1:58.07. Attitude is everything you must always keep in mind it’s not how you start but how you finish. Life will knock you down over and over again but if you are not knocked out you better get back up and fight. My season is not over yet I have 2 more months to prepare and improve. I’m going to remain positive, continue to put in work and trust in God, he’s never failed me before and he won’t fail me now. I want to say thank you to all my family, friends and fans! You guys give me an infinite amount of strength and encouragement. I would not be where I am today if my foundation wasn’t so strong. I love and appreciate you all!❤️💪🏽
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“Right girl @ the wrong time is still the wrong girl.” Good advice from a friend. Chased the idea and wrote a little snippet this morning...thoughts? Shall I finish? #life #love #figuringitout #thankful. If you’re brave: Tag the person you admire but the timing isn’t right. “Right girl @ the wrong time is still the wrong girl.” Good advice from a friend. Chased the idea and wrote a little snippet this morning...thoughts? Shall I finish? #life #love #figuringitout #thankful. If you’re brave: Tag the person you admire but the timing isn’t right. 😳😳
"Stop and smell the Rosé" This light and fruit Rosé delivers bright strawberry flavours on the ...
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"Stop and smell the Rosé" This light and fruit Rosé delivers bright strawberry flavours on the nose (pun intended) with a balanced rosé undertone to finish. Life's too short- stop and smell the #rosé ! #wine #candles #handmade #stopandsmelltherosé #okanagan "Stop and smell the Rosé"
This light and fruit Rosé delivers bright strawberry flavours on the nose (pun intended) with a balanced rosé undertone to finish. Life's too short- stop and smell the #rosé ! #wine #candles #handmade #stopandsmelltherosé #okanagan
Pain hurts. Failure hurts. Struggling hurts. However, those are all side effects of taking chances, ...
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Pain hurts. Failure hurts. Struggling hurts. However, those are all side effects of taking chances, having faith, and working towards something. The pain you face, while it can be blinding at times, pales in comparison to the pain of regret. ——————————————- Life is a race, but you decide ... Pain hurts. Failure hurts. Struggling hurts. However, those are all side effects of taking chances, having faith, and working towards something. The pain you face, while it can be blinding at times, pales in comparison to the pain of regret.
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Life is a race, but you decide what type of race you are running. We all want to cross the finish line and we all want people we love cheering us on. What sets us apart is whether the type of race and how hard we run. You can strive for a simple marathon. You can branch out with more experiences of a triathlon. Or you can risk more and run a Spartan race. We should all take care of our bodies and health, but we don’t want to reach the end of life scarless. Whether physical or mental, scars are a symbol of risks taken and should be a badge of honor. Because, while the pain and failure can be symptoms of risk taking and faith, success is a symptom as well. You cant succeed without taking risks from time to time.
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So, metaphors side, what’s the point? It’s to take some risks, feel the pain of failure but also feel the pleasure of success. Don’t strive for mediocrity, instead work each day towards being a better you. Finish life’s race out of breath, dirty, scarred, and a smile on your face. ———————————————
I picked this picture because it’s one I took in California and is one of the few times I felt insignificant compared to my surroundings. It’s also a time I randomly decided to drive through Death Valley and saw amazing sites, took a picture of a coyote that I’m extremely proud of, and got a great story to tell. Always be humble and remember the earth, and those after us, will far outlast us. But the impact you make on the world, whether good or bad, will endure.
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Everyone goes through seasons of disappointment or difficulty. We all have unexpected setbacks ...
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Everyone goes through seasons of disappointment or difficulty. We all have unexpected setbacks and having faith isn’t always easy. Maybe you’re going through something right now that you don’t understand. We may see lots of perfect pictures on IG but let’s be real... we all have the choice ... Everyone goes through seasons of disappointment or difficulty. We all have unexpected setbacks and having faith isn’t always easy. Maybe you’re going through something right now that you don’t understand. We may see lots of perfect pictures on IG but let’s be real... we all have the choice to show our “highlights”
Here’s the good news friends:
✔️ Disappointment is not the final chapter. God never ends in a negative. If you will keep moving forward with your life, God promises that He will bring you to a flourishing finish. Not a defeated finish, a bankrupt finish, a betrayed finish, or a barely-get-by finish. No, in your future, God has a victorious finish. ✔️That setback, disappointment or betrayal that seems like it’s working against you, God knows how to turn it around and cause it to work for you. The key is that when you’re in difficult times, don’t settle where you are. ✔️Don’t put your roots down and think that things are never going to change. No, for every setback, God has already lined up a comeback.
✔️For every injustice, He has vindication. For every disappointment, He has restoration. Right now, just begin to thank Him for what He’s going to do. ✔️Praise Him for His faithfulness. Rejoice today because He has a plan to bring you into a flourishing finish!
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 #MomDukesMsg! —> May the Lord pour out His blessings on you today... “There is nothing better for ...
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#MomDukesMsg! —> May the Lord pour out His blessings on you today... “There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.” ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭2:24‬ ‭ It's OK to Enjoy Your ... #MomDukesMsg! —> May the Lord pour out His blessings on you today... “There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.”
‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭2:24‬ ‭

It's OK to Enjoy Your Life
Enjoyment is the fuel we need to reach the finish line of an endeavor with a good attitude. We may drive ourselves to finish, but somewhere along the way we will probably become bitter and get a chip on our shoulder if we don't lighten up and take time to celebrate the journey.

Too many people work constantly and stress themselves out, feeling guilty about enjoying and celebrating life when God has clearly ordained and commanded both labor and enjoyment. Ecclesiastes 2:24 says that it's good for us to relax and enjoy ourselves in the midst of hard work.

Our thinking has been warped in this area. Satan has managed to deceive us, and by doing so he succeeds in keeping people weary and worn-out, feeling resentful and taken advantage of because of excessive work and responsibility.

We need times of refreshment and recreation as well as work and accomplishment. You should be diligent in whatever task God has placed in front of you, but make sure that you find a balance by learning to reward yourself and enjoy life. God thinks you are worth it!

Prayer: God, I realize now that You want me to enjoy my life and reward myself. Instead of feeling guilty and never stopping for a break, I choose today to experience the joy that You planned for me. Amen

Have a Happy & Blessed Tuesday!

Love you❤️
Hugs2U
Smooches💋<— #MDM!
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READING has changed my life!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I first discovered Stephen Covey through ...
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READING has changed my life!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I first discovered Stephen Covey through @tonyrobbins personal coaching collection on iTunes (Career: Find Your True Gift!). It was amazing and I had to learn more about him. Then, after buying his book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective ... READING has changed my life!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I first discovered Stephen Covey through @tonyrobbins personal coaching collection on iTunes (Career: Find Your True Gift!). It was amazing and I had to learn more about him. Then, after buying his book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” I was discouraged at how dense and long it was. Full of words I had to google to understand. This then discouraged me even more as I lost confidence in my reading.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Since English isn’t my first language I never wanted to read and went my whole life like this until about 2 years ago. This year this book was a worthy adversary! Lol but after changing the story I told myself and telling myself I could do this! I dug back in and powered through. I’ve read more this year than over the past 30 years combined and I encourage you all to change your paradigms and the stories you tell yourselves!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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While EVERYTHING I’ve learned so far in this book has been EYE OPENING - The biggest lesson was within myself. The confidence I gained from realizing I could do it! Now, reading for me isn’t about proving to myself I can FINISH a book — something that wasn’t easy at first — it’s about what I learn from that book and how I can apply it to my life and use this knowledge to help others!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It doesn’t have to be a BOOK, but let’s all make 2019 the year we change our stories and the way we start is by doing something we’ve told ourselves was hard or that we couldn’t do! .
@fashionnova search Fringe In Love Sweater - Ivory, cargo jeans .
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#reading #bookworm #bookstagram #books #booklover #bookish #book #booknerd #read #tonyrobbins #bookaddict #love #instabook #booklove #reader #bookaholic #mindfulness #bookshelf #booksofinstagram #igreads #bookphotography #art #literature #photography #poetry #fashionnova #coffee #starbucks #selfcare
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+ . . . . . I haven't begun to finish no, not yet, yet— . . . here goes nothing (seemingly) . ...
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William Stringfellow, Bonhoeffer, the Berrigan's, Mary Daly, Cornell West, & Chris Hedges; he also cares about the source and ground of violence, hatred and evil. At the same time, they each and all humbly turn me to the Gifts of the Spirit. . .. helping me live humanely in an inhumane world.
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I know im so selfish sometimes, but all i do what u dont know is and what u think im selfish is, i think ...
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I know im so selfish sometimes, but all i do what u dont know is and what u think im selfish is, i think about our future.. i just want fight with my life whos very hard is to make our happy and a good life.. please dont be angry about me, i just need a lil bit time to finish my thing. Coz that thing is about ... I know im so selfish sometimes, but all i do what u dont know is and what u think im selfish is, i think about our future.. i just want fight with my life whos very hard is to make our happy and a good life.. please dont be angry about me, i just need a lil bit time to finish my thing. Coz that thing is about you, about our lil twins,, i spend my times for a good life.. becouse you all are the reason whos everyday making me happy.
I love you all,, becouse we are a family. #daddylovesyou
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Losing someone and opening-up about death is uncomfortable for me. My nose twitches at “too much” ...
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Losing someone and opening-up about death is uncomfortable for me. My nose twitches at “too much” information announced publicly. I like the transparency in the idea of people knowing my passions and the mold of what makes me and not knowing me at all, but when death interrupts holiday ... Losing someone and opening-up about death is uncomfortable for me. My nose twitches at “too much” information announced publicly. I like the transparency in the idea of people knowing my passions and the mold of what makes me and not knowing me at all, but when death interrupts holiday plans, you're forced to invite it to the table and talk. That’s what this post will be and being that Insta is limited with writing, I’ll massage it out in 4 parts so you can read and learn something about our limited life. My grandmother was a singer. She started young in canteens, travelled different countries to perform. She was hypothesized by the fairy tale of handsome, greedy men, and lived a tragic life with the ups and downs of a mother of five. My dad’s - unfortunately being at fault for looking like the exact replica of her bad choice – only form of love from her was embedded with resentment, bleeding into the next generation. We weren't close in my childhood, but for many obvious reasons that came into fruition even deep into her Alzheimer’s, we should’ve been, but she was there. The grandma in the U.S.A, every holiday, every birthday, and even some talent shows where we would we peak. Where she finally saw a piece of herself in me and her son, where she saw maybe, this round will reach…but much like a cold front in Miami, it would eventually fade. It would be back to mistaking me for her other grandchild. Even at holidays. In the introduction of her disease, I thought her new mannerisms were a trick or a dramatization, which wouldn’t be off, but there came a moment when this confident, no nonsense, Latina just came off lost. It really scared me. This full life was gonna disappear and I didn’t even know her whole story. Instead my father and I got a chance to finish our story with her in the way it was meant to be, with forgiveness and an open heart. We got the chance to turn this tragic agony of the past into a happily ever after with a brand new relationship. I saw my father finally heal in a way that I will never doubt my magic or ignore how present the Universe is listening. In her last years we sang to each other. We made sense of her stories - PART 1.
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Reminiscing over the memories of this great man. Where do I even begin? Kindest gentleman, brilliant ...
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Reminiscing over the memories of this great man. Where do I even begin? Kindest gentleman, brilliant business man, adventurous outdoorsman, sharpest dresser (heavy starch shirts all the way ), goofy prankster, the most loving husband and father. He was the best, most understanding, ... Reminiscing over the memories of this great man. Where do I even begin? Kindest gentleman, brilliant business man, adventurous outdoorsman, sharpest dresser (heavy starch shirts all the way 👔), goofy prankster, the most loving husband and father. He was the best, most understanding, supportive yet practical grandfather.. one of my biggest role models and supporters in life. He modeled for our whole family how hard work can lead to success, the importance of unconditional love, and that having integrity and being good to other people are some of the most important things in life. He was looked up to and respected by so many, family and friends alike, but especially we grand kids. I could go on for pages but I’ll just finish by saying how much I miss him, and will miss him every single day for the rest of my life until we reunite in eternity 😢❤️
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Today another angel has been taken from us rip pop i love you with all my heart i’m so sorry i didn’t ...
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Today another angel has been taken from us rip pop i love you with all my heart i’m so sorry i didn’t get to come see you at hospice and say i love you i’m so sorry that the worst things happen to the best people its a shame you were still so bright and you had so much more life to live i’m sure you’ll be ... Today another angel has been taken from us rip pop i love you with all my heart i’m so sorry i didn’t get to come see you at hospice and say i love you i’m so sorry that the worst things happen to the best people its a shame you were still so bright and you had so much more life to live i’m sure you’ll be looking down on me when i finish school and kick ass at my future degree. We’ve had so many memories together you were always so proud of me you always knew how to cheer me up with your beautiful smile with your teeth it was always so cheeky but lit up a whole room. You were such a fighter through all that chemotherapy i’m sorry your body couldn’t take it anymore. Your the most beautiful human being and you always tried to be happy around us even though you were struggling but i’m glad your not in pain anymore. You were such an important person to me you taught me to stay strong and make the most of my life. I promise you i’ll always be thinking of you no matter what anywhere and everywhere. You were such an amazing person it hurts me deeply how you had to get through that. But I will always feel you’re there with me in the front row of my sister my mum and i’s graduations for our degrees. I will make you proud and I know you will look down on me as a proud pop thank you for giving me the best possible life with you I will cherish every moment of it. Fly high angel 22.10.18 i love you💞👼🦋
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Full circle #transformationtuesday #tuesdaytransformation #transformation from top left: ...
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Full circle #transformationtuesday #tuesdaytransformation #transformation from top left: 30 years old and 185 to top Center 32 years old and 210 to top right 34 years old and 198 to bottom left 36 years old and 263 to bottom right 37 years old and 206...never stop improving, never stop fighting, ... Full circle #transformationtuesday #tuesdaytransformation #transformation from top left: 30 years old and 185 to top Center 32 years old and 210 to top right 34 years old and 198 to bottom left 36 years old and 263 to bottom right 37 years old and 206...never stop improving, never stop fighting, never quit on yourself, never rest on old accomplishments just keep doin it👊🏻👊🏻 There’s nothing in life you can’t have if you’re willing to work for it, there’s nothing you can't have if you’re willing to persevere, if you’re willing to stick in there, if you’re willing to fight you can have it!!
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I’m telling you it's yours...it's yours...it’s coming I'm telling you it's yours, you can have it, it's yours you can do it, it's yours you can be it, it's yours!
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if you want it...if you want it as bad as you wanna breathe...if you really really want it like you say you want it you can have it *
But this ain't for the weak and the uncommitted *
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success is not for the weak
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Sometimes it’s gonna get physical, sometimes it's gonna hurt, sometimes it's gonna be painful *
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you gotta get to a place that when you start it, you get through the middle of it, through the doldrums and you finish it
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are you hearing me? and not just finish but finish strong
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Listen closely the reason why most of you will never be successful is because you procrastinate...you procrastinate
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You never finish! don't get caught up in the, “well I've tried it four or five times and things didn't work out” if there's something that you want and you're hungry for it you've got to do whatever is necessary until and when you give the best you can and that's still not enough then you must do what is required!!
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and don't give up on yourself...don't throw the towel in so quickly...the secret to success is finishing...execution is worship are you hearing me?!!...execution is worship!!!
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This week has just been a fantastic time with fantastic people what a blessing it’s been to of spend ...
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This week has just been a fantastic time with fantastic people what a blessing it’s been to of spend time with these marvelous individuals. Power life student camp has been such a blessing for me and my life and all the people there that help make it possible every year. It’s been a life changing ... This week has just been a fantastic time with fantastic people what a blessing it’s been to of spend time with these marvelous individuals. Power life student camp has been such a blessing for me and my life and all the people there that help make it possible every year. It’s been a life changing week. Happy to of spend time with my new son Tyrone (it’s just an inside joke) all the younger kids coming up in the youth, all the interns that are always so fun and amazing, and to finish off this wonderful week to get baptized by my father, because I had never been baptized after I got saved #GLORY @rcm_powerlife can’t wait to see what Gods got in store
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Dammit Colorado you’ve done it again! Over two years ago I’ve made the decision to finish my schooling ...
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Dammit Colorado you’ve done it again! Over two years ago I’ve made the decision to finish my schooling out here because I knew I would want a place to live where quality of life meets my standards. Looking back at it now it was the best decision of my life so far. I’m forever thankful for having ... Dammit Colorado you’ve done it again!

Over two years ago I’ve made the decision to finish my schooling out here because I knew I would want a place to live where quality of life meets my standards. Looking back at it now it was the best decision of my life so far. I’m forever thankful for having something to do outdoors all year round and to have views like these right in my backyard.
For those who are not happy with there life right now just know I was there and it’s possible to fix it. You just need to take a leap of faith, trust Gods plan, and ask yourself what makes you happy? Do what makes you happy, don’t let anyone get in your way!
Finally if you haven’t done the Maroon Bells hike it’s one of the most photographed spots in the world. Must do!!
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Yesterday i was blessed enough to finish a 21 day water fast. For 21 days i suspended herb, alcohol, ...
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Yesterday i was blessed enough to finish a 21 day water fast. For 21 days i suspended herb, alcohol, and food. ONLY consumed water for 3 weeks and i couldnt be happier than i am for being able to complete that cleanse. A lot of the times, especially in our community where we consume such a harmless ... Yesterday i was blessed enough to finish a 21 day water fast. For 21 days i suspended herb, alcohol, and food. ONLY consumed water for 3 weeks and i couldnt be happier than i am for being able to complete that cleanse. A lot of the times, especially in our community where we consume such a harmless plant, we fail to realize how enslaved we are to our own wants and desires, how programmed we are to release dopamine and feel instant gratification. We easily lose touch of controlling our emotions and live our entire life having our happiness being remotely controlled by any external factor. We dont eat for a couple hours, we get moody and irritable, we don't smoke for a day, we cant sleep and get easily annoyed, someone does something stupid towards us and we get upset and lose it. Its something i know personally ive dealt with and i hated being a slave to external sources controlling what makes me happy and what makes my life pleasant. This fast was difficult, it broke me down as a person and made me realize things i had never noticed. Im glad i accomplished my goal and im glad i was blessed with the epiphany of letting go of a lot of things that had me tied down emotionally and internally. Never forget, nothing in your life has meaning other than the one you give it, so make sure you're aware that your success, happiness and well being are YOUR choices and nothing/ no one else's.
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Today was probably one of the best days of my life ... I completed my first ever triathlon, a year ago ...
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Today was probably one of the best days of my life ... I completed my first ever triathlon, a year ago I could not have imagined it would be me standing at this finish line ! It has been the best life changing journey , I am officially a convert to the sport . Thank you to all those who have supported ... Today was probably one of the best days of my life ... I completed my first ever triathlon, a year ago I could not have imagined it would be me standing at this finish line ! It has been the best life changing journey , I am officially a convert to the sport . Thank you to all those who have supported me along the way - you know who you are . The biggest thanks has to go to my big sister @lizziera_ for signing me up , without you I wouldn't be here , thank you for changing my life 😘...
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#triathlon #blenhiemtri #blenhiemtriathlon #swimbikerun #girlswhotri #goals #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitnessgoal #finishline #tri #bestday
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BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE , I'M BACK <span class="emoji emoji1f49b"></span> This is important guys so please just read the caption . Loves I was ...
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BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE , I'M BACK This is important guys so please just read the caption . Loves I was away from IG for some time , I don't read a book since September and I have an explanation for that ! I've been really busy with university and I know , that's not an excuse because a lot of you have the ... BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE , I'M BACK 💛 This is important guys so please just read the caption .
Loves I was away from IG for some time , I don't read a book since September and I have an explanation for that ! I've been really busy with university and I know , that's not an excuse because a lot of you have the same "problem" but I admit , besides being stressed af because of uni when I have some time for me I never want to read , or write posts on my blog or even posting pictures here , I don't know guys I just was not feeling like it for a long time and I really need to start doing it again because I love this community and I don't want to lose what I "created" here with you guys ! 2017 is coming and I really want to start doing it right again so maybe I'll not read any book until this year ends, maybe my next book will be my first book of 2017 but I promise I'll try to stay active here for you , even if I'm not reading as much as I should ! .
I need to say something more here , I have tons of books to read and review that were sent to me by the authors or publishers and GUYS believe me when I say that I feel awful because the books are there sitting on my shelves and unread , I feel like shit when I think about that and I swear I'm not being ungrateful by not reading the books you sent for me in exchange for honest reviews , I swear that is not my intention at all and I will try to read them all as fast as I can and I will post their reviews as fast as I can in 2017 , I'm not telling you I'll read them this year because I would be lying really, I am still trying to come back to my "normal life" when it is about IG and my reviewer life so I am just guaranteeing you that I will come back as hard as I can in 2017 not this year .
Before I finish this huge caption , I lost a lot of followers and that's really not important to me , I am just trying to tell you that I am really happy a lot of you didn't leave , because in my opinion it is stupid when you unfollow an account you love just because that person is away because that person has a personal life , so THANK YOU guys , thank YOU ALL that are still here ! .
LOVE U GUYS 💛 see you really soon , I swear !
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Always like getting in old knives for cleaning and sharpening. These carbon steel French and German ...
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Always like getting in old knives for cleaning and sharpening. These carbon steel French and German knives mostly date from the 1950’s & 60’s (chef 2ns in on the left looks 1990’s to recent) and aside from some rust were mostly in good shape. While Japanese whetstones are our go-to sharpening ... Always like getting in old knives for cleaning and sharpening. These carbon steel French and German knives mostly date from the 1950’s & 60’s (chef 2ns in on the left looks 1990’s to recent) and aside from some rust were mostly in good shape.
While Japanese whetstones are our go-to sharpening media to refine bevel grinds and finish with these softer western steels really don’t perform that well with a fine polish. Many years ago I used to finish everything at 6000 grit, but after experimenting and getting feedback from customers it made less and less sense to fine finish everything. While a 6k finish might cut well right off the stones on softer steels they feel washed out pretty fast, sliding rather than biting. While none of these have a long edge life like harder Japanese blades with good geometry and a toothy edge (3000 at the very finest) they do well. These also have to be looked at as being way more multipurpose than Japanese chef knives. *Not for sale, all customers knives*
#vintageknives #sharpening #Sabatier #FreidrHerder #JAHenckels #handforged #carbonsteel #bernalcutlery
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THANK YOU GOD..... I went back to school to show my son that it’s important to finish something you start in life 10yrs later I did that.. long days and nights working at @thebarbersinc_dtsj late nights til 1am i want to say thank you to those who supported me through my road to success and to ... THANK YOU 🙏 GOD.....
I went back to school to show my son that it’s important to finish something you start in life 10yrs later I did that.. long days and nights working at @thebarbersinc_dtsj late nights til 1am i want to say thank you to those who supported me through my road to success and to those who made fun of me for trying to do this I thank you as well .....but so importantly I want to say thank you to my son Kingston I love you Boy May this experience show and inspire later in life that anything is possible and finishing school is very important doesn’t matter how successful you can be with out it ... My son if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t of never been able to finish this or found the courage or motivation or strength to finish I thank you for giving me all those things to be able to graduate 👨🏽‍🎓 this was all you for you everything I do is you I love you my son
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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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Guys! Can you believe we’re heading into another year?! I made a decision after hearing a specific ...
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Guys! Can you believe we’re heading into another year?! I made a decision after hearing a specific word from the Lord last year.. . to NOT make New Year’s Resolutions! I know what you’re thinking.... “How will you achieve anything this year??” Instead of making a New Year’s Resolution, ... Guys! Can you believe we’re heading into another year?!
I made a decision after hearing a specific word from the Lord last year.. . to NOT make New Year’s Resolutions! 😳
I know what you’re thinking.... “How will you achieve anything this year??” 😏
Instead of making a New Year’s Resolution, I’m asking God for a New Year’s Revelation. I saw so much growth in my life this past year and It truly set me free to accomplish more than I ever have before.
So I challenge you! 😜
This year, rather than making a resolution in your life, choose to seek after a revelation for 2019 from God for your life. I’m believing the BEST for your life this New YEAR, but for now let’s FINISH STRONG!
I’ve linked my video in my BIO for you to check out!
If this video encouraged you please be sure to share it with others!
Thank you for watching, listening, commenting, subscribing AND for all your support! ❤️
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As shared on “Love on the Weekends” w/ @dc_nate life’s road can be very tough and challenging but ...
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As shared on “Love on the Weekends” w/ @dc_nate life’s road can be very tough and challenging but always remember that in the end it will be all worth it! It’s human nature to focus on the hardships, difficulties, and negativity of the climb (life) and of the challenge set before us, but try to ... As shared on “Love on the Weekends” w/ @dc_nate life’s road can be very tough and challenging but always remember that in the end it will be all worth it! It’s human nature to focus on the hardships, difficulties, and negativity of the climb (life) and of the challenge set before us, but try to take one step at a time and to set your mind and focus on the end destination, soon you’ll be at the peak of life to look down and say it was all worth it. Swipe ➡️➡️➡️ to see and example used on the show of my hike on Mt. Baegundae⛰in Korea 🇰🇷 Although the climb was tough and challenging I was able to set my mind to finish and when I got to the peak it was definitely worth all the pain and hardships. Hope this helps someone out 😁 Merry Christmas everyone! #power98 #guam #island #radio #weekend #sunday #holidays #difficult #road #life #lead #beautiful #destination #positive #love #inspiration #mountain #climb #mtbaegundae #korea #tough #challenge #loveontheweekend #focus #peak #lesson #staypositive #road
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damn I’m going to miss the sound of these bikes. The last 3 months of my life in Baltimore have been ...
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damn I’m going to miss the sound of these bikes. The last 3 months of my life in Baltimore have been unforgettable. Working with such talented people and bringing such an important story from West Baltimore to life. Whatever negative perception there may be about bike life from the cops is ... damn I’m going to miss the sound of these bikes. The last 3 months of my life in Baltimore have been unforgettable. Working with such talented people and bringing such an important story from West Baltimore to life. Whatever negative perception there may be about bike life from the cops is fucking bullshit. I’ve been welcomed by a group of insanely talented riders and all around amazing people who helped show us what bike life is all about. Can’t wait for everyone to get a glimpse into this world I was lucky enough to experience. Thank you @alohemingway for choosing me to create this wild movie with you. The amount of brilliance you embody is just annoying and I wish you weren’t better at my job than me but I still love you. Thank you Overbrook Entertainment for the amount of passion you had for this story and for believing in me. @jahiwinston, you blew me away every time you stepped in front of the lens. You carried this movie from start to finish. @iamkeziicurtis and @iamlildeedee you two are such stars and made our jobs so easy. It’s not normally this easy to work with young actors but you three are special and we are so lucky to have worked with such pros. @willcatlett you are perfect. Was such an honor getting to watch you bring it every time. @teyonahparris your scenes are still some of my favorite. Thank you for the depth of the emotion you brought. @sjdougan The production designer that brings so much heart and authenticity to everything. Also the most amazing signs I’ve ever seen. Thank you to my whole team - @steadistew2 you know you’re a prodigy and I couldn’t have done this without you. All my amazing local camera and G&E team. You worked your asses off and we’re a blast to be around. @janicemin my babely 2nd cam op. So happy to have had you on this. Baltimore will have a special place in my heart forever😭😭 ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤 B&W photos by @graypicturesllc #fuckwarren #twelve #12oclockboys #charmcity
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september intentions: my intentions for this month are all centred around our big move in october, ...
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september intentions: my intentions for this month are all centred around our big move in october, which we are SO excited about! september is a huge month of change, and I love the butterflies in my stomach when summer turns to fall. This month is going to be AMAZING and I can’t wait to enjoy ... september intentions: my intentions for this month are all centred around our big move in october, which we are SO excited about! september is a huge month of change, and I love the butterflies in my stomach when summer turns to fall. This month is going to be AMAZING and I can’t wait to enjoy home for the next few weeks before jetting off to NZ ✈️
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my september intentions ✨
- eat allll the homemade almond butter + make lots of blender-friendly recipes, drink lots of chai lattes & dandelion tea, eat root veggie salads and foods that make me feel energized
- cultivate & attract more minimalism in my life, get rid of 80% of my physical belongings that no longer bring good energy into my life
- finish “the untethered soul” ...highly recommend for anyone looking for guidance, balance or awareness in their life
- keep growing this incredible community of women + finding new ways to support YOU! + finish my six-week “PURE PROGRAM”...this will be easy because I’m obsessed with finishing it for you guys!! It’s going to be amazing!!!
- practice gratitude towards change, the art of letting sh*t go and committing to the unknown. this month is going to be filled with happy + sad tears and it’s important to brace myself for those emotions!
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love + good vibes ↠ xoxo
#thepurelife #loveyourlifestyle #septemberintentions #intentionsetting #holisticliving
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It may not be July anymore, but this still holds true in my heart. It’s crazy to think that every day ...
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It may not be July anymore, but this still holds true in my heart. It’s crazy to think that every day I hardly see a difference in my life but when I think back to a year ago, I can see the realizations, the hurts, the joys, and the motivations that have changed me over this past year. I don’t know about ... It may not be July anymore, but this still holds true in my heart. It’s crazy to think that every day I hardly see a difference in my life but when I think back to a year ago, I can see the realizations, the hurts, the joys, and the motivations that have changed me over this past year. I don’t know about you, but this made me really realize my ability to overlook each step I take and just be focused on my end goal...which makes me miss out on the journey while I’m waiting for the destination. And maybe you’re that way, too. My advice to both of us is to understand that EACH day is part of your journey. EACH moment is significant. Just because you aren’t where you want to be right now doesn’t mean you won’t get there!—and this is why we need to remember where we were one month ago, 6 months ago, 1 year ago. Because it reveals how much the Lord works in our life on a daily basis even when we don’t see it! Remember that the journeys you’ve taken and the ones that you will take are part of God’s bigger picture; sometimes we can’t see it at the moment, but many times as we look back we can see how far we’ve come...even if that’s only a few steps so far. Think of life like a marathon: although we celebrate only when we reach the finish line, every single step from start to finish is worth the same in getting us where we are meant to be.🌷 Blessings,
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This weird feeling has enveloped me for a few days. The feeling that something, used to be so important ...
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This weird feeling has enveloped me for a few days. The feeling that something, used to be so important to me and what most of us has taken for granted, is gone. Our sorrow as an admirer will never compare to those who has been there with him. The image of him i had in my head was always of him smiling ... This weird feeling has enveloped me for a few days. The feeling that something, used to be so important to me and what most of us has taken for granted, is gone. Our sorrow as an admirer will never compare to those who has been there with him. The image of him i had in my head was always of him smiling so brightly, yet the reality is complete opposite. Often we forget that our idols are human too, and all we could see is what we want to see. His cry for help is seen as just another track to be profited from. I cant say that I was his biggest fan and that I was aware of it, but to say how much I regret not cherishing him when he was still with us. How much I regret being the one who thinks that he was living a great life just because he is successful.
As any other teenage girl, looking for something to be obssesed over, I found a shining star that I could grow together with. I didnt mind being made fun of for being your fan, because Im proud of having you as my idol. I am proud that you were able to convince people that you are indeed a musician, a great composer, not just another pretty boy who could "sing" and "dance". My inspiration, the reason I started dancing, singing, and other stuff eventually. My crush, the person I could only ever dreamed of meeting one day. One of the reasons that I have grown into such person, a person who loves performing whatever it is. You're not only my inspiration, but also to millions of other people. Those whom you gave courage and strength to continue, Inspired.

I wanted to see you grow into an old man, whether you're still in a group, as a soloist, or even not being in the spotlight anymore. However, this is not the future I have expected of you. I am disappointed, but I have been so selfish, demanding that you must be happy under any circumstances. All I could ask is why you ? But no one should be a judge of how you want to live, or finish, your life. I wish life after death really exist, so that you will live a happier life, the way you wanted it to be.

Having to say goodbye to you is like bidding farewell to an old friend. You did well, Jonghyun.

Rest in peace 🥀
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<span class="emoji emoji2728"></span>Have a second? If you are new to my page I want to say hiiiii & tell you a little bit about my story! I’m ...
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Have a second? If you are new to my page I want to say hiiiii & tell you a little bit about my story! I’m currently training for my 39th marathon, a number that is crazy to me. I wasn’t always a runner, in fact I was SO FAR from a runner that when I was a freshman in high school I faked hyperventilating ... ✨Have a second? If you are new to my page I want to say hiiiii & tell you a little bit about my story! I’m currently training for my 39th marathon, a number that is crazy to me. I wasn’t always a runner, in fact I was SO FAR from a runner that when I was a freshman in high school I faked hyperventilating on the soccer field to get out of running laps. A soccer team I was only on because 6 seasons of “sports” were required in order to graduate. I ran my first race in ‘00 after my mom signed me up & essentially said I had to do it {I was 18}. I didn’t fall in love, in fact I think what I felt was the opposite of love. The first marathon I went to was @runrocknroll San Diego where I watched my mom run her 1st marathon. Sitting on the sidelines I thought to myself I WILL NEVER EVER RUN A MARATHON. I thought her & her friends were actually INSANE & not in the lol haha way, but in an actual why on earth would anyone willingly run 26.2 miles way 🤷🏻‍♀️ Fast forward to 2003 - I had just graduated from college & was in that post collegiate UGH NOW WHAT spot - my mom suggested that training for a marathon would change my life. I had nothing to lose & everything to gain so I said OK. I signed up for @marinecorpsmarathon & started training for something I thought was impossible for someone like me. On October 26th, 2003 I crossed the finish line of my 1st marathon & was forever changed. I define my life as the moments before that race & all the moments after. They feel like two different lives to me. I have been running marathons ever since & can honestly say that though they are hard & the training is occasionally monotonous - I LOVE it. Running has given me so much more than I’ve ever put in. They say you get out of life what you put in, well sometimes there is something rare that will give you so much more than you could ever imagine or deserve, that makes you feel that life is not an equal equation. That’s part of why I’m passionate about helping men & women to love themselves where ever they are in their health/running journey. I hope to in some small way repay running for what it has given me ❤️ #ihavearunnersbody #irunthisbody
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I reposted this from my FB a year ago. Time flies. Ebenheazer, God has brought and guided me this ...
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I reposted this from my FB a year ago. Time flies. Ebenheazer, God has brought and guided me this far. Officially graduated from Tilburg University after defending my thesis on 26 August 2017. A master life in the land that full of uncertainties and surprises is finally over. A year with ... I reposted this from my FB a year ago. Time flies.

Ebenheazer, God has brought and guided me this far.

Officially graduated from Tilburg University after defending my thesis on 26 August 2017. A master life in the land that full of uncertainties and surprises is finally over. A year with abundance ups and downs, tons of laughter and sorrows, full of life trials and remedies. Thank you, the Netherlands, for all bitter-sweet learnings and experiences.

The only thing that i asked from Him before my departure a year ago was a few of sincere friends and kindhearted flatmates. NOTHING ELSE. As time goes by, i certainly know, He gives me families, more than i could ever ask for.

Om Ano and Tante Inge (Special thanks to Sekar and Kak Wilma for introducing me to them), my foster parents in this cold country, who genuinely love this little stranger. Probably one of the reasons God sent me to this country is to experience again a father's love after more than 22 years :). Om Donald & Tante Evy who are patiently waiting for me. Thoughtful flatmates that turned to be good friends and library buddy. Sincere classmates that I spent most of my time with in the classes and library, best friends and loved ones to share my life stories (and they know exactly that i really don't like a small talk :). Indonesian student association, a very warm family that keeps my sanity during the horrible days. Thank God, most of us could finish our study this year. Also, Connect Tilburg and GKIN Regio Tilburg family, thank you for being my home away from home. I received bunches of flowers and gifts, until I was not able to hold it with my both hands.

I close this life chapter with an acknowledgement that this story is no longer mine. It is all about His story through my life, another evidence about His existence through His constant guidance and grace. The road ahead is surely not easy, but i know who holds the future, I will walk every step in full view of El Roi, the God who sees me. Full of gratitude to the Creator of the earth and heaven. Completely blessed beyond measure. Ohh, great is Thy faithfulness.

See you again, Netherlands!
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Que bien cayó tu cumple este año, en jueves de TBT. Te lo voy a deci' en ingle' que me sale ma' bonito ...
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Que bien cayó tu cumple este año, en jueves de TBT. Te lo voy a deci' en ingle' que me sale ma' bonito I've been bleesed with your frienship in a way that only God (and me of course) can understand. Even if you haven't noticed this whole time, you've thaught me MANY LESSONS in life. One of them ... Que bien cayó tu cumple este año, en jueves de TBT.
Te lo voy a deci' en ingle' que me sale ma' bonito 😂
I've been bleesed with your frienship in a way that only God (and me of course) can understand.
Even if you haven't noticed this whole time, you've thaught me MANY LESSONS in life. One of them is to be FEARLESS,that it doesn't matter how hard it can get you can always move forward and keep trying to win at life. I think you are (among the very few people I call my friends) the one that knows the deepest and sadest parts of my life. You are worthy of trust and that's why I think (among other powerfull reasons) you are a friend to keep for life.
I'm getting very personal here so I'm going to finish in a sec. 😭😂 Just let me wish you the HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS EVER and never ever forget how important you are for a whole bunch of people (including me DAAHH😂😋). May God bless you today and everyday for the rest of your life.
Love u Virle, Happy Birthday ! 👑🎈🎉🎊🎈🎉🎊👑 @esmeraldavgp
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I’d be lying to you, to myself, if I said my goal for last Saturday’s @thegrandtraverse 40-mile run ...
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I’d be lying to you, to myself, if I said my goal for last Saturday’s @thegrandtraverse 40-mile run wasn’t another podium. All my preparation, all my previous races pointed at this probable outcome. Yet, with one mile before the final aid station, and a bread and butter descent to the finish ... I’d be lying to you, to myself, if I said my goal for last Saturday’s @thegrandtraverse 40-mile run wasn’t another podium. All my preparation, all my previous races pointed at this probable outcome. Yet, with one mile before the final aid station, and a bread and butter descent to the finish in Aspen, what felt like a well executed race changed drastically.
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Just as I was kicking into my reserves, ready to bring out everything I’d been saving by running conservatively for hours, a small cramp in my abdomen manifested into something more. Profound pain had me buckled over on the side of the trail stunned, unable to run and hardly able to breathe. I knew in that moment, as several strong runners began to pass me, that the race wasn’t going to finish how I’d envisioned. Deep feelings of failure began to overwhelm me. I couldn’t believe it. I felt my body had given up on me.
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I’ve said it time and time again here. I never race for results or validation. I race to experience the collective energy of so many like minded people. I race because that uplifting energy allows us to transcend what we thought possible. I race because I love that these events represent something more than just the palpable idea that collaboration is always greater than competition. I race because it is greater. I race because I love it.
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In those moments of intense pain, it was pure willpower and that alone which allowed me to stumble toward that final aid. And, as I got closer, the cheers and encouraging volunteers, their smiles, and words, even from one of my hero’s, @robkrar, got me moving a bit better. Uplifted me. Brought me back to my present mind set. I rallied. Thank you.
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Again, these events are and will always be a race against one and a collaboration of many. From those smiling volunteers, to supportive friends, family and sponsors. To my amazing coach @addiedoesstuff, thank you. As in racing, just like in life, the journey to the finish line is technically done alone through individual action, but the support and presence of other players, experiencing their own journeys, which overlap with your own, can’t ever be overlooked or under appreciated. #liveforthemoment
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