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You know what phrase comes to my mind when looking at this photo? “Holding on for dear life."
In #CrossFit, there is a move called the "bar hang," or something along those lines. When I tried that move, it felt more like "holding on for dear life." What is crazy is that as you "hang there" you are actually building strength and will eventually be able to do full pull-ups!
Lee and I have been going through a lot with growing our business and personal development. Over the past 2 years, I have been back at Mid-State Technical College dedicating time to grow more beyond my photo skills. During this time, I have learned heaps about marketing/business and engaging more in the community, all while running at full speed with Ann Ilagan Photography... it seriously feels like Lee and I have been "holding on for dear life" at times!
In the beginning, it was exhausting (and still can be!)... but over time something inside of me shifted. Without realizing it, I was able to do more - my capacity and mental stamina grew stronger. I'm not saying that I can do it all and I surely haven't done it alone - I'm SUPER thankful for Lee's support. Have there been times when I felt like I would break and wanted to quit? Yes; but just before I would reach that point a quote by Banksy would rise to the surface:
“If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit."
So for anyone out there who is in a season of "holding on for dear life," however that looks to you, keep in mind that you're also getting stronger. When you feel weak, don't feel ashamed; take time to rest and keep going!
60248:48 PM Nov 8, 2018
The earth without art is just ‘eh’. - Banksy
Claude Cormier - Pergola
1738:17 PM Nov 8, 2018
Don’t give up ❤️
1112:35 AM Nov 7, 2018
CONFESSION: I am getting cranky in my old age. For the past few weeks, New York City has been doing set-up for the marathon. Construction has been going on day and night. Throngs of people poured into the city. Traffic was terrible. The sidewalks were congested. It was hard to get around. And I was annoyed.
BUT, yesterday afternoon, my whole attitude changed. I walked out onto the New York City streets and, instead of being annoyed, I was exhilarated by the throngs of runners. As I passed them, wrapped in their tinfoil blankets, I would call out, "CONGRATULATIONS!" And these weary foot soldiers would light up at the unexpected stranger acknowledging their triumph.
Enthusiasm is contagious.
I felt happy to be able to witness and celebrate the personal accomplishment of so many people.
And I felt happy to be alive.
Work hard // rest harder.
Being an entrepreneur, this quote is particularly interesting - “learn to rest.” Practice rest. Recognise your limits. Entrepreneurs are notoriously bad at taking time time off (or having down time), and we’re no exception. But I think rest gives us clarity. So don’t forget to take a break from the hustle to take care of yourself.
Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place. Banksy
BARE HANDS by @lady.k_156 video by @vincemacfire. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
#GalleryDelarue means GALLERY OF THE STREET.
Some inspiring words to start your week!✨ Allowing yourself time to recoup and take a break will only help you succeed in the long run!
2318:13 PM Oct 8, 2018
A lesson I still continue to learn...
"If you are tired, learn to rest, not to quit"
I am learning to rest.
To schedule rest into my week.
To recognize when I need to rest.
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Imagine a city where graffiti wasn't illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall - it's wet 😉 #banksyquote#toronto#graffitialley
8643:58 PM Oct 4, 2018
Lots of new followers recently! Hi all 👋🏼 Had some cheesy pasta for lunch because I was just SO hungry... (hex a... and some syns 😂 - going to the gym tonight I suppose it’s okay 😉) .
I start my new primary school placement tomorrow! They have a staff canteen so let’s hope there is SW friendly food! #banksyquote#slimmingworld#donotquit#sw#slimmingworlduk#rest
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Banksy cropped hoodies 👅🔥
⭐️ Limited amounts available in each size! XS-XXL 😜
The real art work of this is in East London. The council covered it for years but a new owner has bought the building and has said he won’t remove it 😂✌🏼✌🏼👮🏻♂️👀 #fuming and it is now insured for over £1million
Please message us to order or if you have any questions ✌🏼 #banksy#banksyart
6747:00 AM Sep 18, 2018
"Once upon a time there was a bear and a bee who lived in a wood and were the best of friends. All summer long the bee collected nectar from morning to night while the bear lay on his back basking in the long grass. When winter came the bear realised he had nothing to eat and thought to himself 'I hope that busy little bee will share some of his honey with me.' But the bee was nowhere to be found - he had died of a stress induced coronary disease." -banksy
2715:47 PM Sep 16, 2018
*L I S T E N*
I’ve been feeling rough since Wednesday, but I’ve been soldiering on and acting business as usual. Yesterday it caught up with me when I had to leave a wedding early because I felt so awful ... so today I’m listening to my body. Very chilled out Sunday, early to be and hopefully wake up feeling more like myself tomorrow 🤞- just because I’ve had a few days off doesn’t mean I’ve quit! #listentoyourbody#rest#restyourbody#recovery#getfitnotfat#liftingtogetfit#banksyquote