40-to-40 Day 35: Ego
Ego gets a bad rap
This one sided view of how we think of ourselves is biased. It's normally full of stubbornness, governed by uncompromising fear.
The truth of the matter is that Ego, like everything else has two sides. We cannot live, grow, and evolve without a healthy Ego. It is tantamount to find a source of confidence within ourselves to truely be able to love ourselves.
Ego gives us the wonderful gifts of pride, hurt, pain, joy, sadness, happiness and love. It gives us these important reference points which allow us to feel what it's like to be human.
With out a complete ego, I would have never accomplished what I've done. I would have never made those mistakes in my life that helped me learn. I would have never been able to take pride in my successes. I would not have become this dope ass person I am today 😜
My ego was never the obstacle that got in my way... I was 🤷🏽♂️ Do you get in your way?
BEFORE & AFTER...
From like 10 seconds apart and taken from obvious different angles. And actually the picture on the left was taken first... 😬
I could’ve just posted the picture on the left...talked about how working out & eating healthy foods has helped me get back on track with my health, losing weight and inches & defining my muscles.
But that’s not my style...or the truth.
I workout and eat healthy consistently NOT perfectly...AND I enjoy cookies and nachos and a good beer every now and then...AND I have rolls and wrinkles and dimples and a squishy tummy...AND most days, like today, struggle with bloating.
It’s never been about perfection...ALWAYS about consistently growing my whole self, learning to love my body through every progression, and focusing on my health because of how it makes me FEEL.
There are multiple angles to every story...or instagram pic. And working on you from EVERY angle takes time and consistency and is stinking hard most days.
Don’t always let yourself believe in or become envious over someone else’s edited, fancy, filtered highlight reel.
And actually...how about we just stop posting highlight REELS and start being REAL with one another on here?! That’s totally my style...you in!?
This is such an anthem! 🙌 My inner 12 year old would be so happy right now. I love Demi, in fact I’m a lovatic and thanks to Camp Rock I met her and she continues to be a huge inspiration for me personally and musically speaking. She is the strongest woman I’ve ever seen and she is so confident. Hope you have an amazing birthday @ddlovato and I know I didn’t sang too well but I was just remembering that little teen anger I used to be when this movie came out and I just want to have fun. Hope you enjoy it though
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My art is me.
How I breathe. What I think. How I feel. Who I am.
Not perfect. Just 💯 me.
Hi there IG family! Just wanted to stop by and drop off my shameless plug: I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to run a race representing #autismspeaks. They do work that is near and dear to my heart by providing people with resources and awareness on autism. Please help me on this journey as I try to raise money to support this amazing cause. You can find the link to donate in my bio. Every little bit helps. 🧩 #autism#asd#wineanddinehalf#charityrace#raceforautism#thisisme#rundisney#runwithpurpose
Strolling into the last half of August.
Ha!! I wish!! More like running 🏃🏻♀️
August and September are two of the busiest months of the year for @toddpei and I, but I honestly feel like I say that about every seasonable shift and every time it’s true...
Anyway, I’m thinking about my summer bucket list, and there are so many things left unchecked. I’m really hoping to get to enjoy a bit of this hot PEI weather and beautiful summer views before the season begins to shift and change. ☀️🌊
What’s left to do on your summer bucket list? I hope you’ll use this as a reminder to make that special thing fit it into your schedule!!
Photo by @with_my_three_sons 📸
Past month has been rough. Can’t fake it on social media anymore 🙅🏻♀️ My creative juices have not been flowing...mainly due to dealing with my ulcerative colitis. Feeling grateful for this little 5 min hoop session today (including the unlocking of the vortex!) i finally felt my mind at ease 💜 Don’t mind my work clothes 😆 #movingmeditation#ulcerativecolitisawareness#thisisme#realtalk#hooplah
"Western’s ideal is that you have to have big eyes which makes you feel like you have to achieve this, that this is something you should try to attain. A lot of Asian girls try to measure up to this but I think it can get toxic. I used to be quite insecure about my eyes because they are so small but I have learned to accept them. I’ve learned that your body is your body and that it's what God gave you. I am trying to be at ease with it." #AsSheIs
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Hi 🙋♀️, My name is Brittany and I like to bake myself tomato pies while my two boys argue over who is going to be a dinosaur for Halloween. Meanwhile, the baby wants the boob, UPS is at the door, and our dog is barking at him through the window, or barking at the ducks that are humping each other in the pool beside the porch 🙄🙄😳😳!!! •
• I’m due for an intro but I planned on waiting until I got myself cleaned up for a cute pic in an outfit that is flattering to my six week postpartum #mombod but what the hell, this is me!! •
• I raise feral children, pastured animals, and as many veggies as I can save from the bugs!!! I like to cook in my outdated kitchen and I do so “cowboy style”....meaning, I wing it...a lot!!! •
• Outside of farming and family I enjoy watching historical drama series like “The Tudors” and “The Crown”, sitting on the front porch with a #chorebeer , and throwing away my kids nerf gun bullets when they aren’t looking!!!! •
• Thanks for following along with all my chaos!! The one thing I can promise you is...this is my real life!! Yep!!! 👩🏼🌾 #hello#thisisme#introduction#farmtotablemama#reallife#momlife
It's been a while since I welcomed my new followers and told you a little about myself.
Hi, my name is Sami. I've been a creative for as long as I can remember and I must admit I enjoy creating in many forms. I find it tough to pick just a few forms to express myself.
I am passionate about the creative arts and strive to learn and create in many forms.
At the moment I'm trying my best to focus my energy into my painting and surface pattern design. I won't lie I do find it super hard to try and stick to just these adventures!
I'm always conjuring up new ideas and concepts even if I can't create them straight away.
I find I'm most creative when I'm happy and in a good mental state of mind. This for me, I'm finding is when I have a sound stable day job. This frees me from over thinking things abd makes me utilise the time I do get to create more productively! I mean, who else works best to a deadline!? I'm currently focused on creating and pulling together collections of my surface designs for the Brand Licensing Europe event in London in October! While I'm nervous I'm super excited to see what adventures this endeavour will bring with it!
I'm hoping you will enjoy my designs and future creative exploration! Feedback is always very welcome though. I'd like to know what you like and want to see more of!
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One of my favorite movies ever is “The Greatest Showman”. Have you seen it? Drop everything and watch it! It will change your life! Plus! Zac Efron and Zendaya?? Hugh Jackman? It’s perfect.
Another reason I love this movie so much (besides the dreamy actors and beautiful cinematography and amazing soundtrack) is the message! •
It’s all about being true to yourself and loving yourself for who you are and spreading to love to people, regardless of what they look like. •
One of the songs, sung by the gorgeous and amazingly talented @kealasettle, is my personal anthem, especially when I’m feeling down (like yesterday). It’s about standing strong in who you are and giving into all the hardships of life. “There’s nothing that I’m not worthy of!” Is a lyric that gives me chills every. Single. Time. You can bet that I sing that at the top of my lungs!
Hi my name is Brooke Madison Wiltbank! And yess my initials are BMW!
I am entering my second year of college as a junior and am studying Business with Small business management and entrepreneurship option!
I am a fun loving person and love to smile!
I love being in the outside or in the gym!
I love archery! If you couldn’t tell by my user name on all of my social media! 😅
I would say that I am very caring and will stick my neck out for anyone as long as it is not gonna get stepped on!
I aspire to one day open my own archery shop, but please don’t ask me where idk yet! 😉
I can have an attitude so watch out! 😺
I love my family even tho they can get on my nerves!
More and more I find myself liking to be alone because I can do my own thing, but I also love to be around people!
I love to think in positive ways and set goals that I can achieve!
So there ya go! There is me in a but shell! Haha kinda sounds like a dating profile! 🤔 🤣