Getting Back on Track

1. Who you are now is not who you will be in 10 years. It is okay to be somebody new 10 minutes from now. We are always learning. We are always growing. If you realized 10 seconds ago that you don’t like who you are, shed your skin, retry, replant yourself in good soil.

2. Cleaning is instant therapy. When your brain is muddy, take a shower, wash your hands, change your clothes. Spend 15 minutes straightening your living room. When you are angry, scrub things. I know it’s crazy but it works instantly.

3. Forgive someone’s debt if it’s under 50 dollars, forgive the small things, give a little time to yourself and forgive the big things too. Forgiveness isn’t about the other person, it’s about you. That being said - if someone ever hurts you in a way that would make me cry to know, you get out of there, my love. You just get up and go.

4. Gum karma is real and if you spit out a piece in public expect to find some on your shoe in the future. Same goes for insults and harsh judgement, too.

5. Do what you love and the money will follow.

6. Live your life with an open palm and give as much as you can and as often. At some point in your life, someone will lend you 50 bucks when you’re down on your luck. Remember how that feels. Remember to give that back.

7. Always wear clean underwear. You’ll thank me later.

8. There is a difference between being kind and being passive and there are those who cannot see that difference. They will try to walk all over you. Never bend your knees for those who do.

9. Have faith. Have faith in god or people or yourself or science or in luck or in all of the above. Faith is what keeps us going, faith is what keeps us strong.

10. Pay your bills on time whenever you can, although money is nothing. Remind yourself that.

11. Do not forget you were once ignorant of all you know now. Be patient of anyone who hasn’t had the education you have. Speak at the level of the person you are with - it’s not playing dumb, it’s being considerate. There’s no reason to make them feel uncomfortable. Plus then when someone starts going off about their superior IQ, you can cut them to pieces and watch their face when you do.

12. You are the best person in the room for one particular thing, and that’s confidence. You are the worst person in the room for another thing, and that’s humility. Use both carefully.

13. Never make fun of someone’s beliefs or superstitions, let your kid keep their imaginary friend and let your best buddy believe in knocking on wood. We all have security blankets. Don’t take away someone else’s.

14. Try to learn something new every day.

15. The worse you look, the more likely you are to run into someone you know so instead of feeling awkward, learn to be confident in sweats while talking to your friends.

16. Never go to bed angry, it will ruin your sleep and make tomorrow even harder. Find a way to relax. Don’t let today get to your head.

17. Think before you speak. When someone says something, mull over their words before answering. This is called listening, it is different than hearing.

18. What keeps love beautiful is that there’s risk involved. If he breaks your heart and it doesn’t hurt, it wasn’t love in the first place.

19. Never let someone else determine who you are or how happy. You are too strong to be torn apart.

20. I love you, even when we are fighting, even when I am fast asleep. Don’t doubt it for an instant. You are my everything.

Life lessons my mother has taught me from the side of her hospital bed (part 2/2 of a series) /// r.i.d (via inkskinned)

(via ironmanredux)

Is that how life works?

I was just about to write a post about never thinking I would “outgrow” living at home at age 21 and how nothing I do is good enough or appreciated………. and I look at my phone and have a message from my mom, 2000 miles away, saying she bought us tickets to go to Vegas to see Chelsea Handler! Going to be with a smile!

This is how my last week has been spent. Back to reality and the mainland tomorrow. No complaints!

This is how my last week has been spent. Back to reality and the mainland tomorrow. No complaints!

63 days ago, I made a promise to myself. No matter what, I vowed to complete Insanity in 63 days. If I wasn’t feeling it one day, then I WOULD complete 2 the next day…or even do one on my off day. This only happened a few times. 

If I learned nothing else, I learned that weight loss/Insanity is 99% of a mental game…and 1% physical. It’s ridiculous how big of a mind game it is, especially month 2! I was only physically exhausted for like week 1, not sure if it’s a good or bad thing, but it’s how it was. I mean, I lost over 20 lbs. and gained so much muscle, so it’s not like I wasn’t trying. I will definitely admit that I could have done better, but I’m proud of what I accomplished after a rough 2013 and my current state of being. 

There are days I didn’t want to do it, but I did it.


Some days I did it twice. 

I’m like 1 inch away from fitting in size L…for the first time since like middle school. 


On a lighter note, will I wake up with this body? Great!


Needless to say, I drank the Shaun T Koolaid. I start T25 in a few weeks! Perhaps before and after will be posted soon??

63 days ago, I made a promise to myself. No matter what, I vowed to complete Insanity in 63 days. If I wasn’t feeling it one day, then I WOULD complete 2 the next day…or even do one on my off day. This only happened a few times.

If I learned nothing else, I learned that weight loss/Insanity is 99% of a mental game…and 1% physical. It’s ridiculous how big of a mind game it is, especially month 2! I was only physically exhausted for like week 1, not sure if it’s a good or bad thing, but it’s how it was. I mean, I lost over 20 lbs. and gained so much muscle, so it’s not like I wasn’t trying. I will definitely admit that I could have done better, but I’m proud of what I accomplished after a rough 2013 and my current state of being.

There are days I didn’t want to do it, but I did it.


Some days I did it twice.

I’m like 1 inch away from fitting in size L…for the first time since like middle school.


On a lighter note, will I wake up with this body? Great!

Needless to say, I drank the Shaun T Koolaid. I start T25 in a few weeks! Perhaps before and after will be posted soon??

When did my life go from cool, calm, and collected to: “I’m mean, everything’s my fault, I can’t have an opinion, etc, and contemplating moving out to save any relationship I want to have in the future with my parents and family in general?”

I mean, it’s not my fault that my worthless brother had a baby with a stripper, is 27, dropped out of high school and college, lost custody of another kid, been to jail 2 times, both of which my mom ‘secretly’ bailed him out. I mean, how am I NOT supposed to have an opinion about that? Imagine the things I hold back or tell my friends, mom…who is running this dictatorship 2000 miles away.

Carry on.

Life sucks right now.

“There comes a day when you realise turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realise there’s so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.”
— Zayn Malik (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”
— Mitch Albom (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

My biggest struggle in life is planning my entire day/week/month/whatever and it not panning out how it does in my head and absolutely stresses me out. It’s so annoying.