Brave. To me, being brave means allowing yourself to recognise that things may not go the way you hoped. That people may not like you. That sometimes you may make a mistake. But despite knowing this, you follow your gut and jump into your life anyway, knowing that if it doesnt go the way you like, if the person doesnt like you, if you make a mistake, that it is ok and that life will move forward.
What does being brave mean to you??? Top by @self_love_apparel
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Courage is not the absence of fear, but moving forward in spite of🙌 I've faced many moments where I had the opportunity to be courageous or shrink back, it's in those moments I was being defined. I want my future to be more of courageous acts and less shrinking back. What about you?!
Put me brave pants back on and went to the pool today.
A bit nervous as the last time I did a pool swim, I completely forgot how to swim, couldn't settle into a breathing rhythm, and bottled it twice swimming into the deep end 🤷♀️ Since then I have had three sessions in open water. Today's swim was mostly to focus on my technique and to reduce rest periods between each interval.
1 x 25m with float, legs only to see how my body felt.
3 x 50m front crawl, focusing on stretching my arms out on entry, not lifting my head so far out of the water and making sure I had good rotation through my body
1 x 100m fins and float doing catch
1 x 100m arms only with pullbouy
1 x 50m fins and float legs only
Open water swim lesson on Wednesday and another pool swim on Friday.
Slowly but surely, I think it is coming together, just have to keep my head in the right place.
This is a well brave picture for me to do!anyone who knows me well knows i hate my body sooo much!!! (Ask gary!)but at mo I'm feeling good about myself in my mind doing and body! I will never be beach ready no matter how much I try!! I will always have 'big bum fat thighs ' me my dad used to say,but now at my age 38 I'm liking my body,yes I will never be a size 12 but as long as I'm healthy what does it matter, yes i would love to lose another 2 stone also!! what I'm trying to say just put swimwear on and go for it girl's 😊 #holiday#beingbrave#loveyourbody
#Appreciation <3 goes a lonnng way & its not about the material things. Its about how you treat people, especially when they have to tell you something hard to hear. Especially when they have to hold you accountable. Especially when healing, trauma or mental health of vulnerable community is at stake. <3 I appreciate all the folks who hold me accountable & who hold themselves accountable too with equal fervor.
#ThankYOU for #BeingBrave !
Sometimes, the best (and scariest!) thing you can do as an artist is to recognize when it’s just not working. The question then remains - do you call it ‘good enough’? Do you stash it in a dark corner and try to forget about it? Or do you take brave action and discover new horizons past the safety of your comfort zone? . .
I’m opting to stretch today, because ever since this top was ‘done’ and ready for quilting, I’ve had a different image (pic 2) in my head of what the finished product could be. I have no idea if it will be better than what I created originally. It could really suck and then I’d be faced with the disappointment of having cut up the original and ‘wasting’ all that time. . .
But - I think this is going to work. My intuition has been pretty insistent about what needs to happen next and so I’m placing a lot of trust in her hands. See you on the other side!
I just did something super brave. I sang the National Anthem for my first time in front of a crowd people at the @biggsharley #MayRide fundraising event. Thanks to my brother Ken’s encouragement, I turned my initial “no” response into a “yes.” My truth is that I’ve been scared. Nervous. But I pushed through and prepared. I worked with my vocal coach to help gain confidence to sing a song that many people coin as the hardest song to sing. This morning on stage I felt the nerves and my voice had some shaky parts, but I did it. I’m proud of me. 🤗 I told the crowd before I sang that I often speak to groups of children about being brave and this was me being brave. They applauded and welcomed me with love. Authenticity and vulnerability in action. 🦋🗝💜 @kathrynthegrape #nervousbubbles#beingbrave#starspangledbanner#keepgoing#leadbyexample