Tonight’s thoughts: “Live an unapologetically beautiful life.” Lately as I’ve been discussing my next career steps with people, who clearly mean well, I’ve been getting a pretty consistent comment. It goes a little something like this...
“How much school do you have left for your PhD?” “It’s another 4 years, it’s year round.” “Wow you could be a doctor by then.” My response is always polite, but I usually say, “I don’t want to be a doctor.” Typically after I say that then they realize that it didn’t come out exactly like they planned. And that’s ok. But my whole point of this thought tonight is to tell you this, if you wake up every single day and unapologetically live your life, for the things you are passionate about, I am so proud of you. Especially in small towns. People often feel “stuck” like they can’t go outside of the circle of things that society says they can do. But I’ll tell you this, you can and you will.
It may move your away from your hometown, some people in your life may fight against it, you may have to take risks, and I can promise you that it’ll be hard. It used to really bother me when people made such unkind comments towards me regarding leaving home, going outside the box, and doing things a little different. But everyday I wake up with not just a purpose but the purpose that God has laid on my heart. And no amount of criticism could take away the peace it gives me to be in the purpose of his greater good.
Life has a way of spinning out of control. Where our hearts and souls scream out of desperation for the chaos to stop and for peace to finally make its home again within us.
In these moments, I wish there where a magical crystal ball for me to look into as I observe each decision and trace each road it lays out for me.
Will the end of this road lead to prosperity?
Will this path lead to heartbreak or failure?
Or will this lead to beauty and purpose?
Will I be happy and rejoice at the finish line?
Or will I be regretful and apologetic when my journey is over?
Life is full of change and uncertainties, and clearly we can not avoid it. However, we can hold on to the truth that we have a God who never changes.
There are many things in life that we cannot control, but we can have confidence in the One who has control. And though clarity might not be at our fingertips, we have the power to respond to uncertainty with courage and positivity.
There is an ocean of discovery, living hope (1Peter 1), and promises (Ephesians 1) that are waiting to swell over you.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father, and does not change like shifting shadows.
Happy International Yoga Day!
You might be seeing this as yoga is a part of your life & it may have had an impact on. Maybe it was small but maybe it was life changing. Either way still impactful.
So cheers to yoga & thanks everyone that has shared this journey with us.
Day 4 of the Miss High School America Social media challenge: BRAVE POST!¡ 💛 •Brave, the anti-bullying platform of the @misshighschoolamerica system is so very important to me! I’m so thankful to have been able to promote the national platform BRAVE with my title as Miss Louisiana Jr High School America. I visited middle schools and talked about brave, and even read books about anti bullying to children! I’ve been through bullying myself and brave has helped me grow has a person with my self confidence and self esteem and I have learned that everyone is unique and has a purpose and everyone’s purpose should be shown in the world! I’ve been able to motivate other girls across the state of LA to also have confidence and show them who God created them to be! I can’t wait to spread more about BRAVE in 2 more days!!! #mhsapageants#missjrhighschoolamerica#roadtolittlerock#missjrhighschoolamerica2019#beBRAVE#BRAVE#louisiana#littlerockarkansas#littlerock
In its infinite wisdom of teaching all of us some of life’s lessons, the Universe guides us to be present to watch as it unfolds before us. I take no chances as I silently listen, and plot my next course of action to keep the cycle going. #lifeslessons#bepresent#bebrave#bestrong#hempworxcbd
For everything must first be done with God. For years, I’d asked God to use me as his platform, it’s been 6 years that I’ve battled depression and anxiety; a war of highs and lows at the same time. Because He is so faithful to his word and my faith is strong, I am in a better place today. My goal with Abstracts By Socorro, is to be a beacon of hope to others who battle depression and anxiety, through art. This was a passion and mission that He gave me and with every paint stoke, failed painting attempt, joyful/appreciative words from my customers, I thank him for leading and picking me for his purpose, as he directed my parents to name me Socorro, meaning “help”, “ relief” “mercy”. #painting#paintings#abstractart#art#God#blessings#bebrave#begreat#love#family#selflove#selfcare#Jesus#hope#faith#socorro
Or you can stick your head in the sand and and live in denial. Not me, I see my childhood as it was warts and all...my mother now lives with Dementia and does not know who I am, I love her but I know she was not perfect, far from it, I choose not to make the same mistakes she made. I adore my father and love him to death, he also made mistakes I will not repeat. My boys are my world and I will do EVERYTHING I can to make sure they are the best they can be which includes being the 1st one to give them a swift kick when they need it! Unlike others who make excuses, pass the blame and literally bail theirs out when they CONTINUALLY f**k up by choice! Others enable, I try to help. I will break this cycle. It stops here and now. I truly do not understand how some people live with themselves. I am stronger and have the scars to prove it, mentally and physically, inside and out. 30 years too long. #stronger#family#reality#wakeup#breakthecycle#domesticviolence#enough#bestrong#bebrave#choices#myboys#myworld#myheart#mylife#betterlatethannever#whatdoesntkillyoumakesyoustronger
I love Pineapple juice and it’s good for you ! *
Baby cuddles are the best! My favorite title is “auntie”.
I just recently moved back to the Nashville area to be closer to my sister and my nephews. I’m loving all the family time SO much! But change is hard and certainly bittersweet.
I left behind an amazing job and some incredible people in FL but what I left behind doesn’t even compare to what I have now. Family is the most important thing to me!
This @anniefdowns quote is life right now, “When God tells you to be brave, he will make it work. It won’t be perfect. It won’t be easy. But it will be your story and your best story”. Be Brave! Chase after your dreams and trust in Gods plan. It’s not always going to be easy but it will definitely be worth it.
Fix yourself 💥
When i look around, i see people faking smiles,
Not trying harder, giving up too easy and running miles.
This world is full of challanges,
Your life is not just about the bad days, let go off all the grudges.
Face your problems, welcome them,
Fix them yourself, believe in yourself because you can.
Don't wait for someone to grab you and support you,
Help yourself to stand back up, be your own fixer, you have that strength, it's true.
Learn to be honest to yourself about your feelings,
Don't stay in denial, pull out a first aid kit and stop your own bleedings.
No one's going to come to heal you, understand that fact,
There's no time to feel bad about yourself, it's time to prove the world you can, it's time to act!
....and sometimes you fall down and have to just get back up! Literally.
I was not even a mile into my run and I was hardcore zoned in! I was listening to a podcast and just soaking it in! (Maybe a little too much)
All of I sudden I caught my toe on the concrete and I was on the ground! To make it even better, I was downtown and there were people outside who saw it happen!
I had 2 option: Stay down, or get back up
I jumped back up as quick as I could and kept running! It wasn’t until I was about a mile and a half in when I finally caught my breath and decided to see if I scuffed my knee up.
We all fall down in life, the question is, how quickly are you going to get back up? Laugh it off, and keep moving forward!
Comfort zones are boring.
It may feel safe and familiar, but there's no adventure in your comfort zone. There's no opportunity to grow or experience things you never could have dreamed of experiencing. Life is about taking chances and making mistakes. If you don't take risks, you're not really living; you're merely existing. And where's the fun in that? 🤷♀️
E hoje foi um dia muito mais que especial! Como muita gente sabe, sempre fui apaixonada pela ginástica, e por esse mundo! Atualmente, estou nos bastidores e tornando muitas, mas muitas pessoas felizes e apaixonadas pela ginástica! E como um dia especial, eu tive a HONRA de ministrar uma aula de Body Attack para o meu time, o time Les Mills, incluindo muitos profissionais que sempre admirei (rolou aquele nervoso😂)! E foi MARAVILHOSO! Agradeço ao @robinsonkennedy por ter me dado força e ter me acompanhado nessa! E agradeço a todo o time @lesmillsbrasil por ter participado dessa aula incrível! Cada dia que passa, eu sei ainda mais o meu “Why” ❤️ #lesmillstribe#lesmillsbrasil#bodyattack#bodyattacklove#onetribe#bebrave#changetheworld#love#lesmills
If you are gonna type on your cordless keyboard, you might as well have a cordless mouse, have your earbuds in and wear your shades!😎😜
However you chose to work, I’m sending you positive vibes for breakthrough ideas🙏🏻, quality content streaming from your mind✍🏻, and enough time set aside in your day to learn something new.
Need ideas? Just grab a book you’ve been putting off reading, log into a webinar that interests you, revisit notes from months ago- that perhaps you put on hold-that could really help you Today!
Conquer the day!
Throwback Thursday 💕
There was a time in my life that I didn’t know what my future held. I didn’t know if I would survive the midnight abuse, the name calling, the ridiculous jealousy of god only knows what...nor if I did, that I would survive my own self. .
There were points in my life, that the only reason to stay on this earth, was simply for my children. Not me... but for them. They didn’t ask to be born. They were mine to love, to keep safe, to teach, to mould and to raise. .
They needed me...even if I was a complete disaster.... I could not abandon them, or lose them, so I stayed, prayed, healed,learnt, and grew back to the person I was before it all started. .
This photo captured by my daughter a couple years ago, shows me... proves to me, that fighting for myself, never giving up, holding on to your dreams and then when time and courage allowed, making them a reality was worth it. .
My children are blessings from above, and helped me survive all the horrible things I went through, and now my grandchildren carry me through the bad memories that pop up in my sleep.
There is a quote that is so fitting for this post...
The best parents get promoted to Grandparents... and I am grateful and blessed beyond words for all my children. 💜
“It’s your job to start believing in who you are and what your capable of. It’s time to be yourself, unapologetically, and to show the world what happens when a women challenges herself for greatness. It’s time to stop apologizing for who you are. It’s time to become who you were made to be.” Rachel Hollis
I read that before my workout today and it lit a fire in my belly. I re-read it a couple of times to to really embrace these words.
What a powerful quote🔥
When I started coaching, I had no intention of really coaching and working the business. I was signing up to be a coach for the discount on supplements lol.
I signed up for this challenge because I had had enough of feeling unattractive, overweight, moody, unhappy, having low energy, “working out” and not seeing results, yo yo dieting, emotional eating, I was spiraling out of control! Something needed to change.
So I jumped all in to this 80 day program, jumped on board with the supplements, joined an accountability group, and I began to see positive change.
The amount of support in the accountability group was something I never did before. I seriously thought the group was a joke and it wasn’t going to help me... was I WRONG! I got out of my comfort zone and tried it. It wasn’t bad. It actually helped me. I began getting comfortable being uncomfortable and boom💥 things changed for me and the rest is history❤️
Being a coach I am surrounded by positive like minded people. These people inspire me and push me to be better. It introduced me to PD, connecting with others on social media, it’s helped me change my mindset, it brought JOY into my life🙌🏻
Because of coaching I am not only able to make a side income for my family BUT I am able to help others become healthy and fit, find their confidence, and find that JOY!
Because of coaching I am now the most confident I’ve ever been, most fit I’ve ever been, healthier, happier, not bothered by others opinions of me, and ready to reach some big goals👊🏻
If I am able to do this, you can do this.
You were made for more💕
I can’t tell you EXACTLY why - but I promise you that smiling during the difficult parts makes the effort feel easier. I challenge you to try it at the next race. I know I’ll be doing a lot of 😁😁😁 at @ironmantri#immt703 this weekend as this is the 4th big race in 4 weeks 😜👊👍#ouch #bringit
Amazing Botnur in suðuroy. Suðuroy, and especially this part of the island, is the only place in the Faroe ... dam for hydropower and drilled a tunnel that goes from Vatnsnes down to Botnur. Botnur power plant is a hydroelectric power station supplying the Faroe Islands island of Suðuroy with electricity. It is located to the north of Vágur.
Sornfelli is a mountain plateau on the island of Streymoy in the Faroe Islands about 12 km from the capital Tórshavn. It is the site of a military station at 725 m asl. The Sornfelli Meteorological Station installed in 1999 is located in the middle of the 40000 m2 Sornfelli Mountain top plateau at 725 m asl.🇫🇴 📲 Huawei Mate 20 pro
I’m in DC listening to Senators, Congress, and change makers of all variety. Here’s what pierced through the bullshit:
If you disagree with 80% of what someone thinks, says, or does, BUT YOU’RE A GOOD LISTENER, you can find 20% of common ground. This is your platform for change. It’s how you move the needle.
Politics is a strange beast, but it’s a microcosm for society. If you want to progress, you need to build bridges across the aisle. You need to listen to the people you want to listen to the least. Because when you’re trying to do something, it’s certainly not the people who agree with you who are going to cause problems.
And you might really not like those people. But you need their help (if your goal is lasting and meaningful change).
In terms of the outdoor industry, this means:
Bikers need to sit down with hikers, hunters with wildlife preservationists, oil and gas reps with conservationists, motor vehicle enthusiasts with backpackers…Instagram influencers with basically the rest of society. Insert whatever [us vs. them] you can think of here.
There’s a lot of division there, I know. But let me help: everyone mentioned finds value in the outdoors.
That’s an amazing commonality to build upon.
This is why I’m in the research stages for my project that involves a LOT of open dialogue, and a lot of outreach. Please be in touch if you have an opinion you are afraid to voice elsewhere.
There is no one on this planet you can’t learn something from. Never forget that.
“Be messy and complicated, and afraid, and show up anyways.”
And that’s exactly what we do.
We show up and never give up. 💪
He puts life into perspective on a daily basis. ✨ Sharing a video of Casen’s #dexcom insertion in our stories. 💙