The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be held captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
The key to failure is trying to please everybody.
The mind is a beautiful thing in which YOU DECIDE to change your own thoughts and outlook.
Yes it’s true there are bumps in the road and not everything is sunshine and rainbows. However don’t forget that it’s you who are in the driver’s seat. When you feel like you’ve lost your way, you’re procrastinating, worrying and snapping over insignificant matters, you find getting out of bed an uphill battle and you feel like all positivity in your life is leaking uncontrollably......STOP! ✋🏼🛑
Become aware of your feelings, your posture...your body. Shift your focus.
Interrupt your negative state and refocus your mind on something empowering, inspiring, or something that will carry you forward to where you want to be.
Stand up tall, shoulders back. Head up slightly and looking straight ahead. Feel the energy raising up inside you, and take a deep confident breath.
It’s not always easy, but if you want to find success in life you must practice shifting the mind first.
A negative mind will never give you a positive life.
In The End , I will always appreciate what I done in a good fight if im going second for my brother @rogersousa1405 or the rest of the brothers of Amadores De Turlock🐂! Cant wait for our next fight coming in a month! I couldnt be more proud of myself so far of 3 1/2 years in on the group , thanks to the brothers of GFAT and my captain and best friend Georgie! @g_martins89
#bringit2018#imalwayswantingsome#3 1/2 yearstrong
Strike A Pose And Be Proud🕺🏻 Tänk så många år jag har mått dåligt över mitt utseende och jämfört mig med alla dom där andra tjejerna med släta fina ben, platt mage och rund å fin rumpa. Ljuger om jag säger att jag inte önskade att jag vägde 10 kg mindre. Men blir jag lyckligare då?! Knappast. Satsar på att vara lycklig nu ist. Här och nu💫 Så nu räcker det med jämförelser👊🏼 Jag duger. Precis som jag är. Du med😘 #allakropparärbrakroppar
Day 14-I’m scared to think about where I’d be without this beauty. She is a huge part of my current stability and who I call when trouble calls or something I’m to embarrassed to tell anyone else... Some call her sis, sissy, sister, Partner-In-Crime...I call her MULE! 😂 #birthdaymonth#bringit2018#leagueoftheirown
We lost Paw Paw three years ago tomorrow, and we lost Dad two years ago yesterday. I spoke at both of their funerals....I thought that would be the hardest thing I'd ever do....turns out living life without them has been WAY harder. But, we just keep going, trying to keep their memories alive.
I love those two men more than words, they taught me so much, and there are days when I miss them like crazy. Thanks to my Mama @msteresalee for being my rock! Grief is a crazy thing.
I'm gonna try to make today a happy day, and not be sad. Live life to the fullest, give lots of hugs, and smile, tell a bad joke for Paw Paw and work on the yard for Dad.
Vacation in 6 days. SIX DAYS!!! Today's goal: emails, laundry, laundry, editing, laundry AND.... make grocery list (<-- any suggestions on food/meals to bring on vacation? The stores are so expensive on the island! Think healthy and delicious!) @quartermoonco | @loopyarn
Vacation in 6 days. SToday's goal: emails, laundry, laundry, editing, laundry, make grocery list (<-- any suggestions on food/meals to bring on vacation? The stores are so expensive on the island! Think healthy and delicious!) tomakethedreamwork #magichappens#magical#magic#commercialphotography#empoweringimageryforbrandsandlife#onbrand#bringit2018#warmsun#outdoorlife
Day 9/10- I made some solid choices this weekend and deleted social media off my phone. I’ll still have it on my iPad, but want to make more memories like these and not be mindlessly scrolling through cat videos and clicking on bs. I’d recommend riding a unicorn instead. 😊🦄 #beingpresent#nofilter#birthdaymonth#bringit2018
Day 7- oh hello, happy place! Lake. Boat. Family time. Hat. Hoodie. Chucks. Yea, I’m good in this pic! I adore being at the lake with my Dad and Sister (& clan!) it is a place of complex joy and I plan on being there more this year to flush my soul. ❤️ #bringit2018#birthdaymonth
Day 6-Look at this little love 🐞! Do you know that my whole life I’ve been called Katie Bug?! This baby is the sweetest, creative, knowledge seeking, adventurous, inquisitive little soul and she still lives within me ❤️ #birthdaymonth#bringit2018
Day 3-Oh life...you’re nuts. This trip was insane and yet I look through my photos and I can laugh now. I’m so grateful for the healing of time and laughter of friendships! For those that don’t know this story behind the pics- I hit a scooter rider in a country where I didn’t speak the language, in a rented vehicle...all not my fault, she passed on the left, while I was turning left! This occurred in a time that another disaster in my life was pretty much the last thing I thought I could handle. But I did. Look for the unexpected angels in your life...like waitresses on cruise ships and French police that help you through nightmares. And know when to just hug yourself and cry. A. LOT. ❤️ #bringit2018#birthdaymonth#ipassed
Tickets for #bringit2018 will be $25 for girls and $30 for Moms/Caregivers :). Need to be here but can’t? Let us know. Sept. 29th we have a powerful day planned for you. #girlpower#momanddaughter#communitylove#generations sharing 🙏💪☀️
➡️➡️➡️Tix will be available for a ‘burst’at beginning August (reduced price for a limited number) and then mid-August for all but ONLY til mid-September. Make sure ya stay tuned AND spread the word!
Who else struggles this time of year??? June used to be an exciting time for me, but anymore its just a reminder of losing two precious men in my life....my Dad (2 years ago), and my Paw Paw (3 years ago). Came across tons of honeysuckles everywhere while out on a run. My Dad had a whole bank, where I grew up full of them, and it was such a treat to go out there and gently retrieve the honey from them. And my Paw Paw loved putting honey on his biscuit. Its a smell, a moment, a memory that I will never forget.
I am so glad that I got out of the house this evening and enjoyed the peace and quiet of nature. It would have been so easy to just throw on my pj's and call it a night, and sulk.
But instead, I thought of my Dad and Paw Paw, and how much they loved being outside. I hope I am making them proud....cause gosh I miss them so damn much!!!!!! Take a moment, breathe some fresh air, rejuvenate, amd know that everything's gonna be alright.
#itsaboutlivinwhileyourealive#bringit2018#mc10k @marinecorps10k #runningoffthecrazy#Floyd#maybeineedtorunmore#honeysuckles#missmydad#missmypawpaw#bccnrv#heartwarrior#hearthealth @jen.messer #jimbostrong
So today is the start of my birthday month. I’ve never been one to do the whole birthday month celebration, but you know what?! I’m worth a whole month of celebration.
My life is worthy of celebration. Not much has come easy and what has come easy I’ve doubted it’s reasoning. So it’s time to celebrate me. All of me. From the little girl that struggled to feel acceptance to the present Me who still struggles to face vulnerability. But no growth comes from staying in the dark. So I invite you all to join me on my journey this month of photos. Thank you for loving me...all of me, all busted and bruised...and if you don’t love all of me...fuck off. ❤️ #bringit2018#onelife#glowup#traumahealing#lovingme#effyourbeautystandards#birthdaymonth#donecensoringmyself
Sunshine galore and we’ve got our next Organizing Team meeting this week.
With 4.5 months to go yntil #bringit2018 we will have some tidbits to share by the #weekend .
If you’re a Mom/Caregiver/Mentor to a 6-8 year old girl stayyyyyy tuned!
Jag fick den fina förmånen att bli mamma till dessa två guldgossar! Utan dem skulle jag inte varit mamma och mitt liv skulle vara rätt tråkigt och innehållslöst. Alla dagar med er grabbar är de absolut bästa dagarna jag vet. Jag älskar er idag imorgon och för alltid. 💙💚