I am not, and will never be, a victim of my circumstances. A product, yes, but not a victim. That’s a decision I made many years ago, at a point in space and time where I felt hopelessly out of control of my life. That decision transformed my life, as I’ve made a number of choices since then; I’ve carefully invested into who I want to become. I took responsibility for myself and all the things I could control, including my body, health, thoughts, education, beliefs, how I treat other people, how I spend my time, where I invest my precious energy. I make my own choices and I don’t allow others to make decisions for me. I’m flawed and I’ve certainly made plenty of mistakes along the way, and that’s an inevitability.. I can say I’m trying my best to maximize my freedom and opportunity, and to avoid things that bring harm to myself, others, and the planet we call home. I’m trying my best to filter out things that bring disease in any form, and I’m learning how to do it healthily. I have a lot to learn and progress to make (emphasis on a lot, as always) but determining that I am not a victim and perceiving the power of my decisions has turned me into who I am today. My roots are what they are- roots. They’re what provide my opportunity for growth. And I’m forever grateful.
This is a cell phone shot that I took last summer while visiting the inside of a old mine workshop in Wyoming. I loved the light effect and couldn’t recreate it with my camera, so cell phone for the win! . . . . #wyoming#mine#windows#coollight#specialeffects#light
Sleep has been rough these past two weeks, which has led to me struggling to get up to do my morning routine and my morning hustle time. 🙈 Most people this would not be a big deal but for me my day is completely off if I miss my quiet time for myself in the morning. Last night Logan slept through the night like he used to (fingers crossed 🤞we are back in the normal routine) so I was able to get up with my 5 am alarm and has hard as it can be it sets up my day up for success. I don’t have to feel guilty about working when little dude is up (mom guilt can be so real), I can now hang out with my family and not “worry” about the work I still should do and I have more fun doing the work knowing that I am not cutting into mom time. 😊 So yes mornings can be rough and I am not going to hide the fact that real life takes over sometimes and those early mornings don’t happen but when they do they are magical for me! Now I am off to enjoy family time and finish the Christmas decorating! Happy Saturday loves ❤️ . . . . . #saturday#earlymornings#happiermom#lovemyquiettime#refillmycup#cantmomonaemptycup#lovemyboys💙 #saturdayfun#familytime
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🎄3: Gingerbread House (& Tree Lighting Ceremony) 🎄 Last night there was some singing and some cookie eating. Maiyah was tasked for sing with her Youth Center group at our base tree lighting ceremony. She was so proud of herself when she was done. I guess she’s finally getting that stage fright under control. After dinner we made the Gingerbread house that the girls got from St Nick. Two seconds after completion the kiddos started to devour them. I’m not looking forward to my work cycle but last night was a great time for some family time. S W I P E to see the video. #abbysholidaybucketlist
You have absolutely no idea how much I’ve missed this place. These last 4 months of being away have been a great experience, but the more I travel the world, the more I realize how spectacular the land I was born and raised in is. Of course I miss perfect summer days like this, but I even miss all the days when it’s -40° with snow blowing and icicles hanging from my nose. I miss seeing moose on the road every day and skiing 10 miles through a blizzard just for fun. I miss being able to drive 15 minutes to the most breathtaking mountains on the planet and chillin in hot springs on a cold morning. After a crazy year of visiting 5 continents, 19 countries, starting a whole new career, and living in a new place nearly every week, I’m so stoked to head back to this magical rectangle tomorrow for some much needed down time. My life has seriously felt like something out of a novel lately and I’m so excited about where things are headed, but I’m one tired dude. 🌲