«- Now he’s dead, I said after a moment. You were his closest friend, so I know you’ll want to come to his funeral this afternoon. .
-I’d like to come. .
-Well, come then. […] - I can’t do it – I can’t get mixed up in it, he said. […] After changing my clothes I went next door and found Mr. Gatz walking up and down excitedly in the hall. His pride in his son and in his son’s possessions was continually increasing and now he had something to show me. […] - Look here, this is a book he had when he was a boy. It just shows you. […] On the last fly leaf was printed the word SCHEDULE, and the date September 12th, 1906. […] - Jimmy was bound to get ahead. He always had some resolves like this or something. Do you notice what he’s got about improving his mind? He was always great for that. He told me I eat like a dog once and I beat him for it.» .
Excerpts from “The Great Gatsby” from F. Scott Fitzgerald .
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Darkness is a funny thing.
I look back on these photos of my two oldest when they were just 3 and a baby! I see the innocence. I see the smallness and the sweetness. I see the beauty and then I remember the season. 😔🖤 This was my “dark year.” If I were to talk to the mom of those kiddos at that time so few years ago, I would say to her: “You got this. One day at a time. Love him where he’s at. Yes, he’s a handful and you don’t know how to handle his energy.
STOP trying to keep up with all the books and unrealistic expectations of motherhood.
STOP telling yourself that you are failing.
STOP hiding in the room behind a locked door thinking that will help you love your kids better.
Instead, give grace!
Hug him when he’s crying instead of screaming out of control because you’re scared and don’t know what to do.
Get down on your knees and love him for who he is. He’s just 3.
He’s. Just. 3.
You are enough. You are loved. You will learn. Give yourself grace. Know this is just a journey that we all grow through as moms. Reach out to your friends. Be honest about this darkness....though I know you don’t know it’s a darkness yet. Not for another 8 years when you look back full of regret and guilt and shame.
You are learning.
You are enough.
Keep loving him.
Keep loving yourself.” Don’t ever be afraid to ask for help. #healingisgood#healingishard#forgiveyourself#goals#movingforward#failingforward#grace#hisgraceabounds#mom#momlife#momminhard#motherhoodishard#alwayslearning#growthmindset
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Spent 4 hours at the gym today working hard on the 3 lifts for the 500lb/750lb club: deadlift - bench press - squat 💪🏼
It was so fkn awesome & was good to work on the form, the lifting & lifting heavier 🙌🏼 ————————————————————————
I hit PBs for everything & my current lifts are:
50ish kgs to go to hit the 227kg mark to be a part of the 500lb club 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
3 & a bit months to go, time to smash this shit out! I’m so proud of @hawker2.0 and I!!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
Kom jij lekker sporten op de extra vrije dag? 😁
🗓 maandag 22 april
🏋️♀️outdoor bootcamp (kinderen ook welkom)
🕤9.30 - 10.30
🏡 sportveld bij Het Jagertje
Van 19.00-20.00 gaat de wekelijkse bootcamp ook gewoon door van 19.00-20.00 op het schoolplein van De Zeggewijzer 💪
Genoeg keuze dus om alle Paas brunches er af te sporten 😉 🐰
Why I am excited to PAY TAXES this year.... 🤨
For the past several years, I've run my business on the side. A 'side hustle' if you will. This meant that I was still earning the majority of my income through my J.O.B. and paying tax like a regular person. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My business provides me with MANY benefits; one of them happens to be the ability to write-off costs (that I would be paying for anyway, like my cell phone, car expenses, meals out, travel, my health products, etc) as BUSINESS EXPENSES. This reduces the amount of tax I owe. When you pay taxes as an employee, you are paying tax off the top to the government VERSUS with business income you get to deduct your expenses FIRST, then pay tax on what's left over. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So, as I transitioned from gal with full-time job + side hustle, ➡️to gal with part-time job + bigger side hustle, ➡️to gal with FULL TIME HUSTLE (which I love and is more like a CALLING than a hustle) the journey with my taxes has gone from getting a big refund, to getting a smaller refund, to this year, where I actually OWED money. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Now, at first this was a bit of a shock to me, and I was NOT stoked about it. BUT, as I went through everything with a fine tooth comb, I had a mindset shift. The fact that I'm paying taxes on my business income means I actually made ENOUGH money in my business to owe taxes. This is HUGELY exciting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I know some people who keep a lid on their income, subconsciously, due to a limiting belief that with a higher income they will have to pay more tax, have higher expenses, have more stress etc. (I know this, because I was that person). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
PEOPLE: just because you pay a bit more tax in a higher income bracket does NOT mean its not worth it to strive for that higher level of income. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Okay, so, moral of the story is... I look forward to owing even MORE in taxes next year. And being smart enough to set some $ aside this year. 😉
Are you side hustlin' and enjoying business tax perks?? lemme know!👇🏾