Yes it’s almost 9:30pm, yes it’s almost 14 hours since I left my house up by Hansen. But this is what i see when I walk by the community center as I walk to my car to drive home every night. Tonight, it’s a Sanshin lesson, tomorrow it may be traditional dance. Walking the sunabe sea wall and then making the drive home and hearing the waves hit the shore as I walk in my front door and see my family and kitties. This makes coming home late and starting over early the next day worthwhile.
I think it’s important to appreciate where you live no matter where you live. I’m grateful for the little things. 🙏🏻❤️ #gratitude#littlethings#homeiswhereyourheartis#okinawa#japan#lifeisgood#seawall#sunabe#kinbeach#island
This is becoming my favorite time of day. It's like the day knows it's about to come to an end. A lot has changed in a
few short weeks. Life is still good, but I sure miss my baby Lu. ❤#loveneverdies#lifeisgood
Flash back to September 2017, I was 3 months postpartum, uncomfortable in my own skin, and self conscious even around my husband. I just wasn’t myself. I thought long and hard, and came to the conclusion that I couldn’t be a good mom to Hunter without being a good person to myself. .
Flash forward to today. I am down 20 pounds and numerous inches. I have three times the energy level I used to have so I can chase Hunter around, play with him and keep up with the crazy working mom lifestyle. I am a better mom because I feel like myself again. I am confident, comfortable, and so incredibly happy. .
If there’s one thing I learned through all of this, it’s that YOU just have to take that first step in getting there. YOU have to be the one to make the change. YOU have to WANT this. You have to invest in yourself in order to make those improvements. It doesn’t happen on its own. .
“The shadow proves the sunshine.” — Switchfoot
Sometimes life doesn’t go the way we want. The promotion we had worked so hard for is offered to someone less qualified. The girl we had our eye on is just not interested after an agonizing approach. We slip up once again to a compulsion that has owned us for years. Someone close to us dies.
Don’t give up. This is not the end. When we hit a wall and things look most hopeless is proof that the struggle and pain is worth it, precisely because if it didn’t hurt, we wouldn’t feel the hurt at all.
Don’t settle. Your breakthrough is just on the other side.