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"I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

— Maya Angelou (via wordsnquotes)

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Note to self

Note to self

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Much to short of a trip home. I’ll always love this view.

Much to short of a trip home. I’ll always love this view.

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View from last night’s bike ride.

View from last night’s bike ride.

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Treat anyone?

Treat anyone?

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"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."

— Mahatma Gandhi  (via thatkindofwoman)

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northernminnesotan:

Loon on Lake Vermilion

I miss this. Going home next weekend and can’t wait to fall asleep to some of their beautiful calls.

northernminnesotan:

Loon on Lake Vermilion

I miss this. Going home next weekend and can’t wait to fall asleep to some of their beautiful calls.

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sentencesandmoments said: How do you keep yourself fit?

theashleyclements:

A few years ago I wouldn’t have batted an eye at this question. I grew up seeing interviews with actresses about their intense workouts for certain roles, their “favorite body blast routines,” or what crazy all-kale diet they were on. Every red carpet features actresses being asked if they dieted for the event. Every women’s magazine has features on exercise and diet.

Now, knowing what I know, seeing what I see, I have to use my voice to question the message that women need to conform their appearance to anyone else’s standards. Too many girls are starving themselves, desperate to achieve an ideal they see reflected in the media that is unhealthy and unattainable for most people. 

So, I’m never going to feel comfortable talking about diet or exercise like I’m an expert on those subjects. And I never want to say anything that links me to the very prominent voices in the media shouting that women are supposed to live in a perpetual state of self hatred, wishing they were thinner or curvier or taller or more tan. These voices want to control you. There are so many voices out there telling you to hate yourself. I only ever want to be a voice telling you to love yourself. My personal experience has taught me that self love and self acceptance do not come from your waistline, but from within. It’s hard work to learn to love yourself, but it’s work we all must do to have happy, healthy lives.

(Apologies to the innocent person asking the question - I have no idea what your intentions were in asking and this is in no way meant to condemn you, but a messed up aspect of society that I just can’t perpetuate. If you have real questions about fitness and health there are professionals far better equipped to answer than I.)

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See that bright blue bird? That is an indigo bunting. My first! The yellow birds are goldfinches. 

Wish I got a picture of the black bear that was on that deck only a few nights before this picture.

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P.S. I am in my 4th week of school! It is busy but good.

See that bright blue bird? That is an indigo bunting. My first! The yellow birds are goldfinches.

Wish I got a picture of the black bear that was on that deck only a few nights before this picture.

Pretty cool stuff!

P.S. I am in my 4th week of school! It is busy but good.

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This makes me both happy and sad. A special place. One that I love dearly.