I think one of the most positive things to ever happen to me has happened today.

I’ve been doing a lot of calisthenics/bodyweight exercises to help get me ready for a Tough Mudder I am doing. And for the first time in a very, VERY long time, I looked at myself today after getting caught in the rain and removing my shirt and immediately thought “Hey, I don’t look so bad!”. No hesitation, no forcing it, the thought just popped into my head. I’ve struggled with body image my whole life. To feel this thought is amazing. I have to keep going. I want to become the best version of me I can be.




Be Brave

Be brave and conquer your fears.

Do not let fear tether you to the ground.

If you do nothing, then nothing will change

Be brave, and face the world.

Hold true to yourself, and your strength will show.

via Daily Prompt: Tether



What makes people/civilizations from Islands so tough? All throughout history, smaller Island nations have been the most vigorous, tough and ruthless in their conquests. Hell, Britain owned 1/4 of the world at one point I believe.

Japan’s history includes probably the most disciplined warriors to EVER walk the Earth. Pre WW2 Japanese warriors would rather give up their own life than surrender, seeing surrender as an unforgivable shame.

The brave men and women who set sail to find other lands for a more prosperous life have all but died out in this generation. There are many who still set sail for their country, proudly serving their nation with utmost bravery. In this time, we have found all there is to explore in land mass. I wish I could be alive in the future for a time where we get to explore and colonize other planets and sail the stars.