Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Farmer Life

Being a farmer is hard on the body.

Last year was my first year farming. I wasn't even farming the whole time. I had field trips and class days that were spent sitting around and relaxing. 

But I still managed to hurt myself. 

I pushed myself pretty hard every time I was doing something physical, and not really balancing it out with some stretches or Yoga or anything to help my muscles heal.

Now that I'm doing even harder and more repetitive work, I've hurt myself again.

I went to a massage therapist today for the first time. It was great!

She didn't fix me, but helped me a lot, and I'll have to go back a few more times for sure.

It's just my first year, so I know it'll get better.

And I'm strong, and determined!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Between Cultures

I didn't realize how much my time in Korea actually affected my approach to life.

I have so many different perspectives on how to live.

But what was a given in Korea does not apply here.

Reputation and qualifications where important in Korea, but marketing yourself is more important here.

There was so much colour and brightness.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Cat Memories

I saw this on Facebook as well today. It brought back memories of a long time ago. 

Changing Negative to Positive

I found this image on a Facebook page I follow called "Word Porn". I don't seem to get a lot of their stuff in my news feed very often anymore, so I was surprised when I saw this and remembered the site... Well, this is what it said: 

I just had this very same realization today. I've made it my New Years Resolution actually. 

It's easy to understand beauty in people as authenticity, but it's something difficult to do. 

At least for me. But that doesn't mean people who are not able to do that are not beautiful.

I know it's within me, because I've felt it. Not with a lot of people, and that's something I want to understand and work on. 

The understanding that we are beautiful, and worthy of our dreams and aspirations grows our self-value and therefore our confidence. That's when we become even more authentic and this whole cycle continues.

This is changing the negative spiral to a positive spiral. 

New Years Resolution


Try to be myself more in life #oneDayAtATime. 

That takes confidence and vulnerability. I don't have the confidence, and I'm scared of being vulnerable. 

These are the lessons I want to learn this year, and until I get there...
 #fakeItTillYouMakeIt. #happyUnderstandings.