I don’t usually post negative stuff, but this very experience is worth sharing with you. Last September I had a complete ACL rupture & a torn meniscus; my right knee was in a MESS and many many many people told me “Game Over.”
I had to undergo a serious surgery, where I had a tendon graft removed from my hamstring and implanted in my knee with screws.
I know I was broken into bits n’ pieces from the inside, but I have never allowed myself to show it, I kept my head up and focused on things I can do and not on things I cannot do.
I didn’t want to go back to my best status, I was craving and planning to BEAT my ultimate best. It was a very humbling experience because such an injury can be a career/journey ending.
People see the end result and think it was easy. Let me tell u something, we aren’t as beautiful, successful, rich, happy or healthy etc.. as we look on instagram and social media. Roll up your sleeves and get down to the real fuckin work. It is all about sweat, blood, tears and faith. Much love to the world & mad respect to myself!!!
I went to a convention yesterday, and didn’t really know what to expect - only that my friend was a keynote speaker. The theme of the day was “women” who shared their stories of resilience and success... I didn’t plan to stay the entire day, but I won a few prizes and was enjoying myself so much. Strangely enough, I found great comfort being around women who had opened their hearts to the experience of “sisterhood”. The vibe was powerful. But... I cannot stop thinking about the day - so much so, my next blog will delve a little deeper into the reason why I can’t shake a nagging, shitty feeling in my gut. However, I have an inkling that it has a lot to do with reflecting on my life’s highs and lows, blessings and lessons, the setbacks and comebacks, the love and the hate. I am more present as a result of yesterday, and thankful that EVERYTHING that has happened in my life, has brought me to this point in time. I am ever-present and ever-thankful to be a liberated woman with goodness and compassion at my core. .
“We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.” ~ Santayana
🧡THIS HAPPENS TO ME ALL THE TIME
💙Keep sending in confessions!
qotp: "you better pack it up and get out of here"
?otp: do you think of good comebacks quickly?
aotp: most of the time, but they're usually ones that will get me in trouble 😂😂
A good workout is the best anti depressants you could possibly use, It benefits you long term and it’s free. Sorry I haven’t been as active lately, a minor back injury got the best of me but I’m proud to say I’m back in business (No pun intended) I’ll try to post my ab work out ASAP, as usual get your reps up✌🏿#workout#fitness#comebacks#repswitskew#chestworkout
Learning from the negatives to make them positives is something we're all told to do, but not everyone does. @chase_ing_snow was able to do just that. Find his episode, and many more, wherever podcasts are found!
Having the opportunity to witness two divine women of colour not only dominate but radiate such pure energy on the stage, after years away in the last week has provided me with so much love and inspiration in my soul. True talent never really dies and will always persist.
Lianne La Havas: ‘Au Cinema’ at EartH, 18/09/18.
To everyone that wished me a happy birthday yesterday. I’m 26 now but so far it’s not feeling any different to being 25. I’m going to get round to writing my goals for the year down. I like to re-evaluate and re-assess every September (Month of my birth) and every January (A new year) just to see where I’m headed and where I’d like to be. There’s that phrase “don’t look back cause you’re not going that way” However I like to look back. When it comes to chronic illness it’s very easy to feel like you’ve not achieved anything but being ill. All. The Time. Looking back enables you to cut yourself some slack. To celebrate the wins however small they may/might be. You’ll also be a whole lot happier by not playing the comparison game. This applies to other people that are also chronically ill too. You never truly know how someone is feeling/struggling with because everyone downplays it. Their symptoms, their feelings. I myself am guilty of doing so. Especially when it concerns my mental health and well-being. I think it’s also important to add that setbacks do not equate to failure. As long as you’re still fighting. As long as you’re still showing up and trying your best; then despite any setbacks you have not failed. You are not a failure. Length of time and pace do not matter (Something I also still struggle with but it comes back to not comparing yourself to others) So look back once in a while and celebrate those wins and achievements. You deserve to because you are trying you’re best; and you’re best is more than enough.
God uses delays, difficulties, and even dead ends to get us ready for what he has in store for us. He uses setbacks to build our character, to deepen our faith, to strengthen our resilience, and to teach us stuff that we could never learn any other way. - @PastorRickWarren
War ein geiler Start mit FCK und der Karriere. Sorry das ich früher aufhören musste als geplant. War plötzlich mega fertig und verhungert. Montag gehts definitiv weiter! Mal sehen ob evtl. schon früher am WE. Geile Tore gab es schon mal! #FIFA19#COMEBACKS
Morgen Abend ne Runde RTG FUT mit SBC und vllt schaffen wir ja Kohle zusammen für ein DRAFT und mehr. Bock drauf? Ansonsten Nachti