he’s not without his flaws, but in some ways my dad is perfect.
After texting my mom about my extraordinarily exhausting week last night, I wake up to this message from her on my phone:
“Life is not easy, we are trained through hardship, the harder it is, the stronger that we turn to. Always look at the long term that we will benefit. We love you.”
Even though her english isn’t perfect, this is still one of the most beautiful things I have ever read.
I have the best mom in the world.
Sometimes the dark horse comes out of nowhere and wins over everyone.
Alright so maybe I just wanted an excuse to talk about my new-found love for gold medal winner Nathan Adrian. He came seemingly out of nowhere, won the 100 meter freestyle race and earned gold (along with Lochte, Phelps and Cullen Jones) in the 4×100 meter freestyle relay. He competed in the Beijing Olympics as well, but really made his mark this time, with a smile you could see from space and humble, grateful, truly authentically sweet attitude. Keep your nose to the grindstone, work hard, do your thing. Produce great content, be excited about every opportunity and thankful for the blessings that come to you. It’s the Nathan Adrian way.
Ask Amy: “What do you do when you get stressed?” (x)
it would be this:
self worth isn’t defined by how much others approve of you or like you. it’s based off whether or not you like yourself. don’t interpret others approval of you and your actions as a sign that you’re doing things right. because, at the end of the day, you don’t have to answer to anyone else. you just have to answer to yourself.