So today I participated in my first pin up pageant. I didn’t win, but I had so much fun and boy did I learn a lot! Overall it was a great experience! But I want to tell you something, my negative self talk was in full force. Yesterday I started to doubt this decision. Why did I decide to do this? At my age? A mom of 3? Why do I think I could do something like this? What if my face turns red? What if my outfit isn’t good enough? What if it’s too much? And on and on in a negative cycle. But I didn’t quit. I did it anyway. I pushed myself out of my comfort zone, and I’m so glad I did. Never let fear hold you back from something you want to do. You know what fear is? It’s your inner insecurities lying to you, telling you that they’re (your insecurities) are getting uncomfortable because you’re starting to step away from them. Because you’re about to do something that tells them you don’t need them to keep you safe anymore. The truth is, they never kept you safe anyway, they only held you back. Get out there and do something you want to do and don’t let you hold you back. Freedom and growth are on the other side and that’s way more safe than hiding behind fear. #confidencebuilder#goaldigger#yougotthis#fearisaliar#movingforward#personalgrowth#personaldevelopment#mindsetshift#changeyourmindchangeyourlife
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The truth is I don’t know what I’m supposed to do with my time in this waiting room between where I am and what I want for my life.
“Finding Truth in the Time Between” @_resist_persist @medium https://medium.com/@crystaljackson/finding-truth-in-the-time-between-df2fec6db961
Sometimes we stop living. We are only concerned with making it to the next day and living in thought of tomorrow. We stop living and start waiting. The crazy thing is, we often don’t even know what we are waiting for. I say “we” but I really mean “I” - I often stop living with the worry of tomorrow. But then I remember that worry is but a mere illusion to the breath. The breath’s only concern is with the now. Sometimes we need to sit back, relax and just breathe and everything will feel a little bit better with that simple action.
For those who don’t know, it’s official! I’ll be attending @columbia for a 1-year Masters program in Human Nutrition prior to applying to Medical School next summer. As the consequence of deciding to pursue a medical education slightly “late” in the game, I needed to do something to fill some wholes in my resume and boost my academic standing. I applied to 6 Masters of science/Post-Bacs and gained acceptance into every one. Luckily, several also focused primarily on nutrition. Ultimately, I chose Columbia’s program, and I am super excited to capstone my knowledge in a topic I’ve had an emphatic interest in for nearly a decade in one of the craziest cities in the world.
The program starts Aug. 27th.
The next 6 weeks will be wrapping things up in Colorado, figuring out how to survive Manhattan, brushing up on statistics and biochem, and studying some leg locks before stepping into the infamous @renzogracieacademy
How does one really move forward?
One time, a classmate from a passion project class told me “Wow, Kurly, you’re really moving forward”. And I told her, “Yes, being courageous and moving forward. At one point, you just have to remove your training wheels and give it a go by yourself”
Interestingly, that same night, I read from the book, How to Turn Your Passion to Profit, one of the characteristics that make you successful is CONVICTION. And Bro Bo Sanchez describes conviction as that “back against the wall determination.” And I couldn’t agree more. I moved forward because I had my back against the wall. I moved forward because I already removed my training wheels. I moved forward because I’m already in the middle of the ocean and I chose to swim rather than to sink. I thrived and moved forward because that’s the ONLY way to go. .
24 years of life today ♋️🌙✨ Looking back on the past year, a lot has changed in my life, many things for the better. Hoping 24 will bring even more graceful changes and evolving into the young woman I’m meant to be 🌟 #24#cancerseason#movingforward
The more you sit around thinking about doing something, you’re screwed. The more we think, the less we do. All sorts of reasons, excuses, rationalizations, arguments invade and pollute the mind with how this isn’t possible. We listen to those lies and end up retreating from life’s moment-to-moment experiencing and get ourselves stuck in the cerebral and judgmental. We get trapped asking ourselves, “What if…”So what originated as an exciting, inspired idea eventually becomes an afterthoughts. We do nothing. We let the dream die. Read more | Link in bio