Golden hour is real...jkjk ✨
But for anyone interested and who is feeling lazy, use vsco cam. Temperature +4, saturation +1, skin tone -2, highlight tint +3 (peach), shadow tint +2.5 (orange), and adjust accordingly since every pic is different
But also just trying to introduce yellows and greens into my feed hehe
I usually breeze over captions but I wanted to make this one more meaningful and dedicate it to all the recent events happening. This piece is sort of a metaphor for life, illustrating the world we live in and how we are lost in the flow of things. We don't think much for ourselves and conform to what society expects. Essentially, we're all just another koi fish aimlessly swimming in the pond. This needs to change and we need to gain a new sense of normalcy. I believe that we should talk about topics that will bring us out of this close-minded bubble. We should start with mental health.
It truly puzzles me that mental health has become silenced into a stigma when instead this should be a topic that we feel comfortable actively discussing with each other. We have all been programmed to have this mindset that it's somehow not acceptable or okay to voice our opinions. What's wrong with trying to become more informed, wanting to grow, helping each other, and being brought closer together? I really don't understand it.
I feel like everybody should have the right to live their life how they want. If you do want to talk about it, great. If you don't, fine. But nobody should feel scared or guilty for being themselves. Nowadays, it's hard to find people who are truly themselves and even harder for some to express themselves. But those who find the strength to speak up for who they are are the strongest. Know that by having this courage to talk to someone and getting the help you deserve, you are anything but weak. You're unfiltered. You carry this strength that is undeniable. You are one in a million. And you deserve to be here because you are what this world needs. We need more people like you. The kind who asks questions. The kind who are comfortable in their skin. The kind who aren't afraid to speak their minds.
So remember this. You don't need permission or anybody's validation to be happy. Only you can determine this. Know that whatever makes you 100% you is more than enough. If we all had this mindset, we'd be living in a world where we don't have to sacrifice ourselves and break others down to bring ourselves up.
I made one of the best decisions for myself one year ago. To say that I love lifting is an understatement. It's not only changed my life but has become a lifestyle for me. It has made me physically and more importantly mentally stronger. It has taught me that it's not selfish to focus on yourself and only yourself.
I remember always stepping on the scale and letting that number define me and my happiness. Honestly, looking back, I don't regret it. It's made me realize that I was mentally weak and that's okay because it's given me room to grow and a mindset I know to avoid. To anyone reading this, never sacrifice yourself or denote your worth to digits or someone else's opinion. As long as you take care of yourself and are happy, that's all that matters. Nobody can take away from your value. Don't let anything or anyone change how you view yourself or your happiness. Every single person is worth so much more than that.
But tbh, lifting and the fitness industry has shown me that hard work, discipline, and consistency are all equally important in order to achieve your goals. You have to go in with a positive mindset and kill each workout to the best of your ability. Even outside of the gym, all of these apply. I honestly respect bodybuilders, powerlifters, and athletes of all levels because damn you guys work so freaking hard.
I could honestly go on and on but I won't. Here's to a year and many more to come. Have a great day y'all. ❤
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