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Sometimes a little piece of shallow hope brings so much joy to your day. Boy it’s been a day. Whoever said the little things don’t matter, never had the opportunity to be denied the pleasure of seeing their name on mass produced personalized items i.e. keychains at Disneyland, those mini personalized license plates they sell at swap meets, etc.
Coca-Cola with my name on it: I will find you!

Sometimes a little piece of shallow hope brings so much joy to your day. Boy it’s been a day. Whoever said the little things don’t matter, never had the opportunity to be denied the pleasure of seeing their name on mass produced personalized items i.e. keychains at Disneyland, those mini personalized license plates they sell at swap meets, etc.

Coca-Cola with my name on it: I will find you!

Filed under firstworldhappiness amishallow thelittlethingsinlife @coca-cola

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No one tagged me. I don’t typically get tagged. I wanted to play though because why not. Why is it so wrong to celebrate the moments in which we felt happy, proud, beautiful, strong, the times we dare think “I look good.” I don’t know either. And guess what? I don’t care. So here are some pictures that I felt good about. Scroll past if you so choose.

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Morning things. I didn’t track it yesterday, but I went on a bit of a run while my kids scooted and biked. That was after I went to spin. Legs are speaking to me. Feeling a little heavy literally and figuratively.

Morning things. I didn’t track it yesterday, but I went on a bit of a run while my kids scooted and biked. That was after I went to spin. Legs are speaking to me. Feeling a little heavy literally and figuratively.

Filed under iusedtobelessslow running thinking

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"Feeling emotionally achey and raw. Hitting rewind in my mind and going through words on repeat. When does all of that begin to go away?" —Brenna

I’m sure Brenna didn’t intend for her personal words to be quoted, but dammit those word pierced me in such a real and poignant way. It’s funny how sometimes words fall out of one heart and wrap themselves around another in the most peculiar way. For me I sometimes experience something and it feels so solitary. I feel isolated in my emotions and I somehow convince myself that I’m feeling something supremely unique. Tis not true at all.

Filed under @runningwithguts love timeheals

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brunchandbooks:

humansofnewyork:

"I had a child when I was sixteen. I got kicked out of high school because of all the absences. My family and community pretty much wrote me off. But right away I got a job at a sporting goods store. Soon I was able to get a job as a receptionist at a tax company, and they gave me enough responsibilities that I learned how to do taxes. Eventually I learned enough to become an associate. Then I got offered a job at a smaller company, and even though it was a pay cut, they offered me responsibility over all the books— accounts payable, accounts receivable, everything. It was less money but I wanted that experience so I took the risk. And I’m so glad I did, because six months later, the controller of that company left and I was given that position. They told me they couldn’t officially call me the controller because I didn’t have a college degree. So I finished my degree 5 months ago— just to make it official! So after having a child at sixteen, I made it all the way to controller of a company, without even having a college degree. Can you believe that? Honestly, I’ve been waiting to tell that story so long that I told it to a customer service representative on the phone last week. She was nice about it and pretended to care."

I don’t know… I think we all need to read something good today, too.

Don’t let anyone tell you no. Don’t even let yourself tell you no. Relentless forward progress. True and real inspiration. She’s not a “glamorous” celebrity, probably doesn’t have a nanny, not a professional athlete, just a strong beautiful woman handling business.

brunchandbooks:

humansofnewyork:

"I had a child when I was sixteen. I got kicked out of high school because of all the absences. My family and community pretty much wrote me off. But right away I got a job at a sporting goods store. Soon I was able to get a job as a receptionist at a tax company, and they gave me enough responsibilities that I learned how to do taxes. Eventually I learned enough to become an associate. Then I got offered a job at a smaller company, and even though it was a pay cut, they offered me responsibility over all the books— accounts payable, accounts receivable, everything. It was less money but I wanted that experience so I took the risk. And I’m so glad I did, because six months later, the controller of that company left and I was given that position. They told me they couldn’t officially call me the controller because I didn’t have a college degree. So I finished my degree 5 months ago— just to make it official! So after having a child at sixteen, I made it all the way to controller of a company, without even having a college degree. Can you believe that? Honestly, I’ve been waiting to tell that story so long that I told it to a customer service representative on the phone last week. She was nice about it and pretended to care."

I don’t know… I think we all need to read something good today, too.

Don’t let anyone tell you no. Don’t even let yourself tell you no. Relentless forward progress. True and real inspiration. She’s not a “glamorous” celebrity, probably doesn’t have a nanny, not a professional athlete, just a strong beautiful woman handling business.

(via messily)

Filed under representing strongblackwoman motherhood don'twriteusoff