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What Fuels You ⛽️ 1997 ➡️ When I was 10, I had just came to America and moved to Ridgewood, Queens. Starting my early years In the hustle game I started collecting my apartment buildings cans and bottles and took them to the store to recycle. $.05 per bottle adds up rather quickly. With the $55 I collected I went to Walmart and bought a Huffy 20" BMX Bike. The joy on my face as I walked out the store with that bike is a feeling I’ll never forget. I even got pegs for the front and the back for my crew to ride with me. A couple days later I went to Dunkin Donuts to get a double toasted sesame bagel with cream cheese, I remember the order so vividly. I left my bike outside. As I was waiting for my order I see someone grab my bike from the register and take off with it. I ran out and chased him for 4 blocks. I ran and ran until I could not run anymore. He rode away and my bike was no longer mine. All that hard work collecting those bottles and just like that it was gone. The next day I went to the track at the park and started sprinting. I played the memory of my bike getting stolen over and over again and I would spend hours just sprinting. I used that as fuel back then. I use that as fuel today. I use that feeling of losing what I worked for so hard in life at that time to fuel me. I never forgot why I started sprinting. I still never forget why I started sprinting.
I TRAIN NOT TO SATISFY NORMS. I TRAIN TO BE READY FOR LIFE. NEVER FORGET WHY YOU STARTED.
Moral of the story. If you are thinking about stealing my bike ,again, just remember I have 20 years of training to catch you. 🏃
Day 4 of #TitanicWeek ! We've covered the #JamesCameron movie, the reaction of #NewYorkCity to the news of the sinking, and where the ship was supposed to dock. Today we are going to look at where the survivors did dock, safely on land again.
Today you can still see the archway that used to be the entrance to the #Cunard dock at Pier 54 of the #ChelseaPiers . (The former competitors merged in 1934 and operated as the Cunard-#WhiteStarLine . You can still see the overlapping painted letters of the two names on the arch, which makes me geek out hard) Unfortunately(?) it looks like there's a lot of construction going on currently, so it's doubtful that this remnant of history will last much longer. The contrast of what is still there vs what WAS there in its heyday (see the fifth picture for the jawdropping difference, of another pier a little further down - you can make out "White Star Line" nice and fresh on the beam)
Just like at the former White Star Line dock, rotting old posts from the old pier still stick out of the water, reminding those in the know of what used to be.
In the days between the news of the sinking on April 15, 1912 and the arrival of the Carpathia on April 18, even more people swarmed and waited at the piers than did the White Star Line offices. Accounts say about 40,000 people lined the shoreline, reaching all the way down to #TheBattery . And all they could do was wait and hope to see the faces they wanted to see disembark. It took HOURS for the ship to be unloaded.
The rich were swarmed by the press immediately, before being wisked away to their homes, or homes of family/friends. The surviving steerage (who still needed to be "processed" before being allowed into the country) and crew members, many of whom had no one waiting for them, were the last off. Many of them were in a new country for the very first time (some not even knowing the language) and I can't even imagine how overwhelming it must have all been. So where did they go? That's what we will discuss tomorrow! #cliffhanger
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Most of our pain comes from fear of change, because we want what's familiar. We have difficulties in letting go, because we want to force everything to be the same. The beautiful thing about life is that the moment we let go of what weighs heavy on us, we find new inspiration to continue on. We get a second chance. The best way to get out of a negative cycle is to start working on your thoughts, before you work on the outside. Listen the predominate thoughts you have; that will give you insight to what you've been attracting. Shift your thoughts to the outcome you want. Be more positive. Be more patient. Be more kind. Always know and believe that you will be okay. That everything is just fine. You've survived before, you'll survive again. @idillionaire
Day three of #TitanicWeek ! Sunday was a podcast episode on the 1997 #JamesCameron movie #Titanic , and yesterday we looked at where the ship was expected to dock at #ChelseaPiers in #NewYorkCity harbor. Today we are gonna look at the INSANITY that was the three days between word of the sinking reaching New York City and the arrival of the survivors on the #Carapathia . It was a dramatic enough happening that it's the very first scene in #DowntonAbbey .
The #NYC#WhiteStarLine offices were located at 11 #Broadway directly across from the #BowlingGreen . And besides the fact that the offices are now a Subway sandwiches and #ramen place, the area looks remarkably the same. In the second picture you can really see how true that is. See the #AlexanderHamilton Customs House in the background?
People basically camped outside the offices waiting while they posted names of survivors as they slowly were telegraphed in, and the offices of newspapers that were doing the same. To try to get an idea of the calamity, imagine that a ship or plane carrying most of the 1% and favorite celebrities (yes, film stars too) crashed in the middle of the night and no one had any idea who, if any, survived for DAYS. This isn't even taking into account the thousands of civilian passengers and crew members, who really tend to be shoved aside and forgotten about in recounting the story of Titanic.
Onboard the Titanic were 74 (mostly prominent) residents of New York City, and who knows how many immigrants who planned on it as their new home and fresh start. Among the prominent passengers were #JohnJacobAstorIV whose family's mark is STILL all over #Manhattan and even #Astoria in #Queens , Benjamin #Guggenheim , #IsadorStraus and his wife Ida, who was co-owner of #Macys , Col #ArchibaldGracie , whose grandfather had built NYC mayor residence #GracieMansion , and countless others.
Senior captain Claire taking a corner kick with a view, one of her many assets as one of our center defenders, who also brings so much positivity as a captain inspiring her team 😍🏙 #fitspiritpoints @fitathletics