Tomorrow I turn 25.
As I continue to get older I am able to reflect on how much I've grown as a person.
Through all the Highs and the inevitable lows in life. I've learned to take it all in and live in the moment. I've learned to feel things for what they are and let patience and acceptance take its course.
As much as I'd like to add to this post, the truth is... Mimosas are waiting 😂🏃♂️ so cheers to another year of life, cheers to another year of self improvement 🥂
The process isn’t so pretty as people paint the picture to be... I’ve been cleaning toilets, mopping floors, taking trash out, folding towels, anything that involves dirty work I’ve done it for the last 2 years as a night job, plus work 5 days a week at a full-time Job 40hrs a week and still make time to train daily and work on HILL_FIT ... Starting from the bottom has been hard as shit but everyday that I go through it has made me stronger & develop the hunger & ambition to strive for more... Cleaning has not only made be grateful where I started be but humble enough to know that others have the ability to become more where I’ve started... It’s important to keep a vision of where you want to go, become, and be in the circumstance your in. If your struggling Keep pushing, stay focused, and work relentlessly hard.
Two months ago today I injured my back and it legit scared me. But I’ve gained at least two valuable lessons from the experience.
1 I have gained a perspective that you can only get through experience. I felt what it was like to have the ability to do something you love taken away. Before I never really grasped what so many people were whining about when they couldn’t do XYZ because of an injury. Don’t get me wrong I’ve had injuries just not ones that effected my ability to train AND play with my kids.
2 @activeliferx is legit. Do I have a biased opinion because I work for them? Absolutely. Does that bother me? Negative. Not only do I see the concepts we use effect people every single day inside and outside of the gym on a massive level I had the OPPORTUNITY to use it on myself.
Do I want to ever do that again? Not a chance. Would I trade the experience for anything? Again, not a chance.
#masks at one point in time we have all created one and wore it well. Or so we thought. No one knows what is happening behind the mask but you. I encourage you to heal what is behind the mask. For more encouraging words order my book “The Journey”. https://www.createspace.com/5003650 #overcomer#bereal#beresilient
Yhello famz...TGIF💃💅💇. Going off the gram for a bit again. But I thought to quickly drop this one as a pictorial introductory evidence 😛 of my journey and claims. So this is me...NO SCARTCH THAT!!! That WAS my face both sides typically for over 9years. I told y'all how I practically became a pharmacist (cos of my drugs/creams/ointments shelf)and eventually a self taught herbalist I'd say😆😆😆. All thanks to seeking,knocking,finding,requiring and acquiring in the pursuit of remedies for my cystic acne.
What's cool about that though is at least I can come through for loved ones now. I get calls from my people with accolades like our herbalist or madam concoctionist now😂😂😂. I got used to being this way because of course isn't it overwhelming utilising different approach for same problem and still not get results? My kids will describe my face as "mommy's crocodile face"😂😢. My friends will console me with lines like "have you thought of it that you might not be as beautiful without the acne😨😒😞?" Or "Shade just stop giving your face so much TLC"😲😱 #saywhat . Yes sometimes I'd ignore it and see if it will grant me respite on its own but naa😯😠I'm laughing I recall 😆😆ONLY because now I KNOW💃💃💃 But seriously it's so unfair on self not to seek knowledge. It's the ultimate💪💪💪. And that's my umbrella for sharing my journey on the gram.
When I return I will begin to share my daily routines after I realized what really I was dealing with @ cyctic acne caused by hormonal imbalance 😉. NB: thanks to @ohreesebridal who still has some of these pictures because I didn't save them because of obvious reasons lol.
Have a lovely weekend people adios 😘😚 #spicemistress#herbstar#cysticacneovercomer#nohormonaloutrage#beconsistent#beresilient
I had the opportunity to attend #thekitconnect conference recently and it was such an insightful event!! An event that provided me with an insider pass to connect with the best in fashion business. I learned about the tips and tricks of leading fashion insiders and how they got their foot in the door. Some of the key words that floated around this energetic room filled with talented individuals:
~ hard work ~ be resilient ~ connect ~ understand what you want ~ learn as much as you can ~ share knowledge ~ try your best to make everything work ~ prioritize ~ believe in yourself ~ positive attitude ~ self motivated ~ be unique ~ be prepared ~ every setback is an opportunity ~ you know who you are when you're not ~ do not count anyone out, network with all ~ build one piece at a time ~ turn negative into a positive ~ WORK TOWARDS SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOU ~ Make a positive difference in someone's life ~ FOLLOW YOUR HEART 💖 ~
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Solution based thinking is important for cultivating positive change here on Earth.
It’s not really something we are taught, but when you start seeing lessons in all experiences, it starts to get easier to find compassionate solutions for everything.
Getting there means taking responsibility for the reality you’ve created.
It means putting the love of the Earth and humans above your ego.
It takes unconditional love for yourself and being willing to call out your own BS, as well as being open to others calling your BS.
There’s dignity and strength in vulnerability, and there is light in working towards a better Earth.
It’s ALWAYS your choice... #beresilient
Journaling ✏️ can be therapeutic and help you jot down thoughts you might not be able to verbalize. It can also serve as a timeline, looking at journals from a year ago can show you how far you have come! ✨
3 years ago I decided that I wouldn't take anymore shit from myself, 🙌🏾 I thought about that today & truly felt proud of myself, 😊 Where I'm standing in this photo is the exact spot that I made the decision to show up more powerfully for myself, 🍃 Easy, simple, fun are NOT the words that I'd use to describe the shift & journey I have been on. Challenging & worth it, YES & it took me coming Home to truly honor just how far I have come, 🌏👑💎💪🏾 Sometimes we say that we don't take shit from others, but who we are being to self? That is what gets to take top priority🙌🏾💯What will you decide⁉️ #BeResilient#grateful#love#beyourself#selflove#hope#faith#believe#mind#body#soul#thursday#conquer#goodvibes#goddess#queen#free#adventure
Every aspect of your life requires work.
Stop waiting for "right time"
There is no such thing as the right time.
When you want something take action right away. There will be many Highs and lows but when you look back on the journey, you'll wish that you had started sooner 💪
The human body is resilient y’all. I can’t say this enough! Cue sappy motivational story 🎞
Let’s flashback to February 2017 when I dislocated my left shoulder doing a back squat. This was the “final straw” after four other dislocations, bc I’m a crazy athlete! 🤪🏋🏼♀️💪🏼
Flash forward to April 2017 the day of my shoulder surgery and the beginning of my recovery. For the first week I sat on my ass... and I hated every minute of it! The first six weeks were a true test to my mental well being. Every day was a constant struggle to do anything normal. I was easily irritated and tired all of the time. All I wanted to do was workout! Sound familiar?! 😤
Patience was my mantra. 🙏🏻
People were my motivation.🤗
Positivity was my mindset.✨
If you’ve ever experienced an injury that set you back from achieving you’re goals you understand the journey I’ve gone through. It’s not an easy one. Every day I look at my incision scars and am reminded of how resilient the human body is. With patience, supportive people and a positive mindset you can and will get through anything life throws at you. I know I have! 😅💕🏆 #fearlessgirl#fitspo#labrumrepair#recovery#squats
This hat, my smile, the beach and sunset all remind me that emotions come and go..... Happiness, sadness, anger, all temporary. It’s all part of the life cycle and it’s ok to feel and accept all of those emotions, good and “bad”. That’s how we heal, forgive others and ourself, and it’s also how we move forward. No one has it together all the time and things change from moment to moment. So, don’t be so hard on yourself, and remember the only thing that’s constant is change. ❤️❤️❤️ #beresilient#humanemotion#happiness#sadness#scadsurvivor#cardiacathletes#scadstrong#mentality#healthylife