Reposted from my idol @scouse_ma This is an accurate visual representation of me every night of my life for the past year since I decided that I'd had enough of chasing emotionally unavailable wastemen. I actually think that laying on the sofa looking like a homeless woman, only moving to open packets of biscuits, is far more productive than being out and about getting cold and wasting money but I do need to remember that hibernation and wasting your life is only acceptable for a brief period in January and that laying around like a beached whale ignoring everybody now is going to leave me with deep regrets in May when I want to re- emerge from my cocoon and attend some festivals and have some fun, because if I carry on like this then I will need to book two festival tickets in order to accommodate my large ass and I will have no friends to go with because they will have all forgotten me. We cannot let our failed love lives make us give up on life, or on one day finding a good man. Staying home feeling sorry for yourself is only OK for a short time, and then you have to fix up and remember that there is more to life than finding a man. A string of failed dates and constant short relationships is not a reason to become a hermit. It's good to take a break and to stop searching for love, but during that period we have gotta work on self love, and that is hard to achieve when you've been wearing the same PJs for 3 days and you're eating buckets of ice cream. Stop chasing love and start chasing self love, work out, eat well, do beauty treatments, see your friends, read, take walks, get a new hobby, make yourself feel good and embrace a man free, happy, single life. The good ones usually just appear out of nowhere when we are in a good place. It's the law of attraction. FYI - for those of you who are staying in tonight looking like this - come join the family on the insta live at 9.30pm UK time x .
Sometimes the direction we are being called to go in life doesn’t make sense.
We get the urge and we fight it because well, it’s so completely out of our comfort zone that we can’t even fathom what the ending point would look like.
We let fear and the demand for answers right now take over instead of letting the organic flow of things evolve.
Instead of listening and acting on those little nudges, we overcomplicate things and talk ourselves out of it.
We get a brilliant idea and it fills us with so much joy and inspiration and makes us feel alive and then we go into overthinking mode. We think too much about the end result instead of tapping back into that place of listening and waiting for the next step. We forget that every great product or invention or masterpiece began with a single thought then one foot in front of the other.
The greatest things I’ve done in my life began with a itty bitty tiny thought out of seemingly nowhere. Then I just took small actions until it happened. And the funny thing is, all of those things are constantly evolving anyways so there’s no point in getting all caught up in the overwhelm oh how it will turn out.
So I guess the moral is, get the nudge, take a step in the direction you are being called, wait for next nudge and repeat.
Cheers to the weekend ✨
Did you know that the lifespan of a butterfly depends on the amount of nutrients it is able to consume as a caterpillar? Metaphorically, we can make a similar analogy for humans: the more we take care of ourselves and make healthy choices for our bodies; the longer we are likely to spread our wings and thrive —- life lessons from Mother Nature 🐛🦋🌸
Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to picking up your life. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, and life paralysis. -Brené Brown
A post is up today all about embracing being perfectly imperfect. #lifelessons#friday#blogger#brenebrown
The tortoise beat the hare because he knew that it was about the race and not the finish line. How many times do we end up prolonging success and blessings because we try to rush the process (aka the LEARNING AND GROWTH STAGE) because we are impatient. Being impatient leads to mistakes, stagnation, and even loss of money (in terms of business & building business). When we rush, we tend to do what is “gratifying” in that moment without considering the short and long term affects. We tend to move in the realm of emotion (which can be unstable) vs the realm of intellect. It’s better to plan, be calculated, achieve small goals that are in line with the greater goal, and take your time. I’d rather move “slowly” and get things right the first (or even the second or third) time rather than seemingly get ahead quickly only to have to start at square one because I didn’t do it right or I wasn’t thorough when I was in that stage. RESPECT THE PROCESS ppl. What’s for you will be for you, no need to rush. As long as you are actively pursuing whatever it is you’re seeking, it will be yours. 😉 (pic from @luxuriouscredit)
Yesterday I had to do one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my 28 years on this earth. I had to say my final good bye to my mom. To lose the only women that I knew truly loved me hurts so much. Growing up with out my father my mom stepped and played both roles. Till the day she passed she did nothing but sacrifice to ensure my twin and I had everything we needed. Being the only boy in the family she cut me no slack. Growing up I always wonder why, but now it’s all making sense. I just wish I had more time with you. I know now that your job is complete now it’s time for me to step up to the plate. Mom you raised a KING and I will accept nothing less #RIP#Mom#Mother#MyQueen#Iloveyou#Always#Forever#King#LifeLessons#TaylorMade 😢🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
And when I bathed myself in your glow
It seemed as if dusk turned to dawn and lust turned to song
You’ve brought melodies that ignited chemistry that I’d long forgotten possible
Things you strummed on my limbs caused the love in me to uproar
Steadily you asked for me to stay by your side forever
I’ve loved you since those dimples announced themselves on your baby sweet face
Chocolate and good sins
Reminisced of love letters that I’d long imagined myself to be writing in truth
You brought out of me sweet melodies that my soul has somehow remembered
I’ll search for you every lifetime boo
Our love isn’t meant to surrender
,us to strange times and places
I’ll love you now and forever
Love come to me with my eyes open in dream
Our love is a sweet melody played over centuries like old climatic movies you and I always...together forever .
When you work from home, multitasking is at a whole new level. Laundry in the washer, lunch on the stove, waiting on a delivery, the dog is on puke watch from chocolate thievery and I am working at the kitchen counter while I wait for it all to be done. Sometimes I really envy my husband and his ability to go to work, JUST WORK, and then come home and not work
I have the hardest time turning it off. What about you? How do you handle it when everything is at once and all demanding attention.
#Repost @raw_mango (@get_repost)
‘One day man will fight against his own kind. He will not fight for oil, he will not search for gold anymore. They will kill each other, will lie and betray. Because of this: the sweet water.’
Uwe H. Martin, a visual storyteller, who along with his partner Frauke Huber, have been documenting the social and environmental effects of global agriculture.
Video: @worldpressphoto @uwehmartin
There are days that don’t go as planned. Last night Brayden was struggling. There was a lot of pain. Bending his leg with a rod in his muscle is extremely painful 😭 but we can’t let him just lay there and give up. He can have muscle atrophy if we don’t stay on top of it.
I have went from mom and wife and all that consists of to mom, nurse, wound care, physical therapy assistant, and it gets emotionally draining. He just wants to be a kid and have his freedom back. While it could be so much worse it definitely is a trial for him and us. He is getting cramps in back and sides and hips from the way he has to lay and sleep and sitting so much. There were lots of tears last night. Very little sleep. And lots of positive talk/tough love. It’s hard.
So i did sleep in longer than normal because we finally got him Comfortable at 1 AM. Matt is off. It was a long night. Right after i took boys to school I started my day with preworkout and getting my workout done. I feel so much better and don’t have that hanging over my head that it needs done and giving me that anxiety. While every day isn’t easy and I have doubted myself whether I’m doing enough and the right things for Brayden; I do know I am doing all I can! It will get better. There will be struggles. There will be tears. But it’s a life lesson none of us will ever forget. ♥️♥️♥️
With everything we begin to learn from childhood on from those around us and society as a whole COMPLETELY destroys our natural basic way of being as innocent children.....some of us learn that live equals abuse, some of us learn that we are less important than others, some learn greed is the only way to survive, some learn hate towards skin color etc so on all it takes is that one parent, that one uncle, that one teacher to begin these subconscious messages that carry on into adult hood and the cycle continues. I have spent years and years unlearning things and will continue to for the rest of my life....because my children, my husband, my friends and those I influence deserve the me I was MEANT to be. #roar#journey#unlearning#unbecoming#becoming#lifelessons#life#live#free#time#process#growth#happiness