“Not all positive change feels positive”, just because it’s the good and right decision doesn’t mean its going to FEEL good or right. In fact, I have found more times than not that to step away to do what’s good and right, typically feels uncomfortable.
Change is uncomfortable
It may require you to take that class so you can get that degree, certification or licensing to achieve that goal or dream. Most likely you will sacrifice time with loved ones, traveling or fun nights in order to achieve. It’s the right choice, though it doesn’t feel good (in the moment).
Change challenges you
It may require you to reflect on your life, and those people in it. See where you’re at and where you want to be: Emotionally, spiritually or professionally, and having specific people in your circle will prevent you from being the person you need to be- even if that’s just happy.
They simply can’t go where you are going and to accept they have played their purpose in your life. Letting go and choosing what’s better for you, and to create space for the right person or persons can sometimes feel lonely at first.
I can tell you now, you can choose the pain of discipline and making the right choice or the pain of regret for holding on to comforts, not taking that class or breaking away from someone or someone’s that no longer serve you. “Not all positive change feels positive”
here’s a throwback to where I was extremely happy 😌. .
Im going to be so blunt right now but these past few weeks have gotten to me. I’m mentally & physically tired but I always try to keep a smile on my face no matter what. Everything happens for a reason & I’m just trusting God’s will, having faith that at the end, everything will be worth it. #justkeepswimming #life #journey #ambition #ihavegoals #fresnoca
It’s been a particularly rough past few days. With my health, my work and - no joke but a random celeb now hates me🤦♀️. But I have a procedure tomorrow which I am praying will help shed some light on my ongoing mysterious abdominal pain and sickness so fingers crossed. What else can we do but just keep putting one foot in front of the other, try to find the light and just rise?
I don’t know who needs this but...
[[ME! It’s me that needs this]]...
I still struggle with worthiness. Like, I shouldn’t even be where I am. Like God, you’ve done your thing in my life... so imma just stay here. Like, I don’t deserve this so how dare I dream of more. Then I’m reminded that God is not a human. God’s love and provision are not based on merit, and good deeds. And when you think that He’s done enough... there is still more... always more. Gods still moving in you and for you. So you gotta keep moving! —————————————————————-
Vvvvery important reminder 💖 I’ve been in a bit of an odd panic lately. I realized that I am 27 years old and have spent most of my life feeling pretty fricken miserable. I’ve wasted years hating myself and my body. I’ve wasted time with people who don’t appreciate me. I’ve spent so much time sad, lonely, and depressed - not that I can control my last bit. And I’ve been wondering if I’ll be stuck here forever. Reading “Over the Top” by @jvn has brought me so much more comfort. I can relate to his hardships (maybe not exactly mirror them) and look to him now as a radiant ass beautiful beacon of hope. Because y’all, if he can pull himself up by his bootstraps out of his twenties and become the amazing, positive, ray of light we all know and love - then my dopey ass has the potential to do the same. ✨ happy hump day, lovelies 🐫
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐮𝐥𝐥-𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐦 𝗪𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐛𝐨𝐱𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠.
𝘕𝘖𝘛 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘳.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐮𝐥𝐥-𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐦 𝗪𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐌𝐀𝐒𝐂𝐔𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐄.
She is soft, coy, and playful when she chooses and holds fierce standards for the ways she expects to be treated.
She is kind and compassionate, but she will NOT take your shit.
She doesn't need to make others feel small in order to feel powerful.
She is a stand for other women to shine brightly next to her.
She is a stand for men to show up as their best selves.
She plays in the clouds with her feet planted firmly on the ground.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐮𝐥𝐥-𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐦 𝗪𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐛𝐨𝐰 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧.
In any given moment she can be her silly inner child, the wise medicine woman, the alluring seductress, the nurturing mother, powerful huntress, or wide-eyed maiden.
She knows her fluidity is not a sign of INSTABILITY or INCONSISTENCY.
Her rhythms and cycles are ancient, sacred, and natural.
Her emotions are her superpower and she wields them with emotional agility and grace.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐮𝐥𝐥-𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐦 𝗪𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲.
She is not a victim.
Not of society, not of the past, not of culture.
She is highly self-aware and adept at creating win-win situations for everyone involved.
She doesn't worry about being "too much", nor does she bypass her behaviors and actions.
She knows that in order to give fully, she must keep her own cup filled.
She carves her own sovereign path while cultivating strong, supportive relationships.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐮𝐥𝐥-𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐦 𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐢𝐞𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬.
She is dedicated to the exploration and refinement of her highest self.
She knows that the secrets to unlocking her greatest (cont. in comments)
I have never needed a break from life as badly as I do right now... And there is no break in sight... Just. Keep. Swimming. Just. Keep. Studying. Just. Keep. Working. Just. Keep. Mommin. Just. Keep. Wifing. You need to just keep going to survive...no matter how hard it is or how bad it hurts...Just keep gagging down 30 different supplements a day....I promise you’ll feel better soon...don’t forget to change your diet...and drink all your water..no coffee even tho gravity is winning and you can’t keep your eyelids open or your head up...caffeine makes it all worse..UGH
I’m greatful we’re figuring out and diagnosing what’s wrong with me...but god damn could the hardest semester of my career be over first please...or could I just be fixed?!! Battling adrenal insufficiency and severe PCOS on top of everything else ...battling an ill functioning body, while trying to remain a well oiled machine
𝕀 𝕤𝕨𝕚𝕞 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕓𝕣𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕥𝕖𝕣 𝕕𝕒𝕪𝕤 𝕕𝕖𝕤𝕡𝕚𝕥𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕒𝕓𝕤𝕖𝕟𝕔𝕖 𝕠𝕗 𝕤𝕦𝕟 ☀️ this is for anyone who needs a reminder to just keep going even in the worst of times. Whenever I am struggling with my depression or just having a rough day/week/month I always keep this quote in the back of my mind. Just keep swimming ✨
When was the last time you took some time to play? When was the last time you played Dandy Shandy, Chinese Skip, Jacks, scrimmage or a video game? (Yes I know some of us read that sentence and immediately felt pain in our knees🙈)
Play is just as important for our youth as it is for us, both physically and mentally!
As we celebrate Youth (and Parent) Month, find some time to nurture your inner child today. For those of you who have children find some time to play with them today.
Your heart (and body) will thank you for it!♥️
Woke up with NO nerve pain today. So, I decided to do a gentle, gentle, gentle 10 minute walk and then some stretches for sciatica (just in case). I got a little entertainment whilst holding my stretches. 😍
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So it’s been a crazy 7 days, which have left me pretty quiet on the insta front. It all began when I had my phone stolen last Thursday evening. While I wouldn’t describe myself as addicted to my phone it’s crazy how much this affected my day to day life. I couldn’t access any of my work apps for either teaching or Ozone, I couldn’t access my bank accounts, I lost all my contacts and it really upset me that I couldn’t just reach into my pocket to message my loved ones back in Australia. It has taken me days to try and sort it all out, all the while trying to plug along with work and busy schedule. Silver linings: I wasn’t hurt when the phone was stolen, it made me update all my passwords (well overdue) and I’m never going to be a cheapskate with insurance ever again. Anyhoo it’s been a tough week but things like this remind you that you are more resilient than you think, just like this boss ass babe in this street art. 🖤🙌
Interestingly enough, when I went out Saturday night I was asked (I kid you not) did I get a butt lift because I never looked like that before. So the clap back was... “remember when you said you just want to tone up your stomach and arms but don’t want to look too muscular and bulky? I eat food and lift heavy weights...that is all”🤷🏽♀️
I felt insulted a bit because I’m out here working my butt off literally 24/7... but hey what do I know🤓🙃 #glutegains#justkeepswimming#humpday#howbaddoyouwantit#goaldigger