4/15: Fears ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I had a myriad of fears about how people would react once they found out I was gay. I went through lots of bad scenarios in my head, expecting the worst, even though I deep down knew it probably wouldn’t be as bad. Fortunately for me, none of the doomsday scenarios became true. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thanks for your love and amazing comments in the last few posts. I had a feeling many would relate to this.
I recently saw Chris Hadfield talk about his Air Cadet training and I almost forgot that I too was in the Army Cadets program once! 😅
The Royal Canadian Army Cadets is a national Canadian youth program sponsored by the Canadian Armed Forces. Under the authority of the National Defence Act, the cadets program is administered by the Canadian Armed Forces and funded through the Department of National Defence! ⚜️
The story goes, I was a pretty maladaptive disrupting 13 year old kid and my mom discussed the option of sending me to bootcamp (lol Maury) or having me join Army Cadets. Cadets it was! 🤓
I learned a lot when I was in the Cadets program. I loved going up to Base Borden on weekends and spending my time with hundreds of other Cadets. Theres really nothing comparable to the discipline you learn to cultivate or the relief and happiness you feel when you impress your sergeant with fulfillment of your duties or kicking ass in drills at 4 am or learning navigational skills. SO FUN. 🏃♀️💁♀️
I ended up dropping out of it because I was going through too much at that time to stay committed. If I could go back and talk to myself, I would have told myself to keep it up. Keep going. Keep pursuing your interests and stop numbing yourself with other things. Ask for therapy and know that you can get through the pain once you face it. But hindsight is always 20/20. I'm really happy I had any experience at all. 🤗💕
Thanks for letting me share little pieces of my life on here!
[image: on the left, kenzie in a dark green army cadet uniform from 2004, left is kenzie with her hair up and a blue shirt on staring into the camera from 2018]
📸 - @sophiesahara
This little dude on the left is turning 17 today! How is this possible??? I can’t believe I have an “almost adult” in the house!?!
Ethan had a stoke during delivery 17 years ago, and according to the neurologist at the time, he should’ve had a very limited future. Through lots of early intervention, therapy and prayers, Ethan has proven him wrong! He has NEVER let it define him. He’s an honor student, takes multiple AP classes and has great plans for his future. He’s kind hearted, has a desire to please, and is firm in what he believes. There’s no swaying this guy when he sets his mind to something! And no matter how yummy something looks....if he isn’t hungry, he simply won’t have the dessert! He’s been known to pass up his own birthday cake even...who does that?! Lol
Each stage of parenting comes with its own challenges, but it’s also super fun at this stage as your children begin to dream and make plans for their own adult futures! Savoring this time, as its fleeting fast!
This was in the year 1991 I guess, jab me Bachpan me chhoti thi 🥰 holding my (guy) doll 😆 I loved playing with dolls and sitting next to me is the worlds best mentor my bapuji... sooooo I loved wearing maangtikka and lehengas.. I still remember everytime my mom used to take to a local beauty shop there were these golden colors maantikka sets for kids... I just wanted to own them so much everytime I saw them... but mommies u know, they just know us. They were really beautiful and delicate, I see them very rarely today. But whenever I do it takes me back.... #lifesawesome#somuchtolearn#growingup#nostalgia#childhood#grandfather#granpa#bachpan #1991 #yogini
The most powerful relationship you will have is the relationship with yourself. Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much and is still standing. ❤️ You are the author of YOUR story.
Together at last. I sure missed her a lot and seen how well she's growing up is everything to me. She understands more things, communicates more too, and I'm just happy to be with her.
Today was their gb and Bb enrolment at church and I could not be prouder watching them all. This time last year we took Maisy into church and she cried so much we had to leave but today she made my heart burst with pride. She sat with the other kids and done all the actions to her song while standing onstage. #proudnummy