Friday, 26 September 2014

Reach for the Stars

one thing I have learned from life is that you have to go for it
ofcourse I've never not gone for it
I've always followed my dreams and reached for the stars, 
albeit with alot of blood, sweat and tears

no matter what I do, I like to do it with heart 
I totally love pull ups! 
I have now worked up to doing 60 every back day and usually do 6 sets of 10 reps

and depending on how I feel, I will try and do a few sets with some weight. I like to use a 10kg plate and try my hardest to get up... (as high as I can)

I prefer to do things the hard way...

to me - nothing is more satisfying that doing something the hard way

though I am not advocating doing all things the hard way - you gotta be smart if you choose this way, because unless you can take the knocks, it is going to be damn hard to keep getting back up every time

life and the gym are parallel in so many ways
- train hard but smart
- know your stuff and push it
- every time you fail you are 1 step closer to succeeding
- listen to your intuition and let your feelings guide you - irrespective of what your ego says (um, now that's a conundrum that one!)

you have to have alot of self belief if you choose the hard way
luckily I was born with lots of self belief under a real lucky star -the god of war- and those war gods, they don't give in easily!

em, so after those 2 sets I did one without the 10kg plate and got my gym mate to watch my form - yeah, I was being a bit slack, not reaching as high as I should have been...

(what can I say? - it was a good hair day - remember I said I'd post clips when I was having a good hair day?)

okay, time to wind down, I can feel my ego writing this post...

I'm really liking this toon by 50, love the rhythm, so relaxing

but at the end of the day it doesn't really matter what way you do it,
it doesn't really matter what way you reach for your stars
the fast way
the ski mask way (!!?)
the hard way
the easy way
because if you are not giving up on your desires and reaching for those stars then you are doing it just right

cause sometimes you gotta take the knocks to grow and become stronger and smarter and better and...

and if you learn just a little from everything you have been thru
then you will be just fine

- sometimes it takes some time out (from life) to be able to live again
and to give yourself a break if things are not going the way you expected, and life feels like shit and you've lost your way a little, and the stars sorta disappeared when you reached up for them, 
cause that thing you think you failed at, well - don't worry about it too much, something better will come along and when you are ready to see it, you will - that's the way of the Universe

the dolphins know how to do it best eh? -

~just be easy about it and go with the flow~

(can you hear the same easy rhythm that was in 50s toon? sounds sorta similar to me)

best unsolicited advice? - put your heart into something that makes you feel good

put your heart into something that makes you feel really, really good!

and do it as often as you can

- because if you are doing things that please you and making you feel good, then you are on the right path to your stars
*I promise* 
(I'd done it the hard way all my life, and now I only do it the easy way : )  (but I do the easy way real hard though, cause that's the kinda girl I am)

always nice to believe in dreams - always nice to encourage others dreams - to let them know that you believe in them 

that no matter what - they should reach for the stars 

life sure has it's ups and downs

I like mine to have a greater majority of ups now
~I follow my heart and do what I love every day
and every day I love what I do
no matter what~
(that was alot of ups eh?)

I made this pillow for a lovely friend. His wee heart-pal left for the stars not long ago

so I put some of Sparky's fur inside the 'heart' and sewed it up

wee paws tie the pillow together

and feety prints run all around it
and with the fur safely inside the heart there's still a little bit of him down here

...this particular star is staying here on earth a little bit longer

my little Guardian Angel hares have been finding new homes and hearts

no matter what knocks you for 6
no matter what life deals up

whether you have lost someone dear
or lost a little bit of yourself

remember to be kind to yourself
(you only have the one of you : )

and when you are ready again -
and feel the fire beginning to burn inside you again
- reach for those stars

cause it's not just you, down here on earth, invested in your own life

- it's all those stars you have wished upon too

they are all backing you, calling to you, supporting you, encouraging you, loving you 
they want you to win
they want you to be happy
they want to see you smile
they want to feel the warmth in your heart too

that's why they sparkle so much every night! 
to show you the diamonds in your own dreams
and to encourage you to reach for them!

so if you try just that little bit harder
to look for things that make you happy, and please you, and delight you, and make your life flow easier
and stay true to your desires

then I promise you

you will reach the stars

~it took me a while 
- but I got there!

um, except when I have a 10kg plate on my belt!



  1. Oh. I feel guilty now of missing gym today....

    Anette - you created a very very cute pillow!

    1. thank you Sveta :)
      and ha ha, never feel guilty about missing the gym - just enjoy every minute when you do make it along and do things you LOVE doing there - I practically live in my gym I LOVE it all SO much heh heh :) xxx


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