There's no further caption needed to depict this photo I took of Kobe Bryant nine years ago during a Lakers Fan festival that was held in the Los Angeles Convention Center. This was two months before the Lakers won the NBA championship over the Orlando Magic in the Finals.
Its really is very hard for me to write something about this as I was planned to share this on instagram. But all I can say is this:
I'm very blessed to live the life that I've had and that's something I think and know about every second. Being raised in Los Angeles, having the privilege to do whatever I want and most importantly, being surrounded by the right good people.
Yes there are those that are nice and like what I've done and enjoy my perspectives in life, but there are those that get very detailed with authentic honesty and pushed me with their inspiration to pull the strings more so that I can continue to do what I love in life.
That's one the reasons why Kobe Bryant is very well respected in professional sports. He just does the work and uses his time very wisely so that he can build better results for himself and motivate his teammates back when he was playing in the league.
Y'all should check out his productive work ethic that's show how much energy he's put in every day. I'm similar like that with photography cause at least 98% of the posts I share on instagram is photography related with stories behind it. Hell, the only thing I do at home most of the time is work on my photos. I don't watch television at all anymore at my house because at my work. I still have more improvment that need to display and outreach my images to others.
Anyway, he'll be doing an appearance at The Grove tonight so that the public will have the opportunity to meet him in person (apologies for the last minute notice). Even though Kobe Brant rarely does public appearances due to the high demand of his celebrity, I really think that's a great thing for him to meet his fans. I say this so that those who have never met him (aside from those seeking profit from his signature, which won't be allowed at The Grove) will be totally inspired and motivated just after being with him there and everywhere else.
will feature a choosable protagonist as well as a large cast of unique characters - some of which might not have the best in mind for you 🔪 -
Character Art @xaetic
Background Art @b_d_chau
The truth hurts.. 🤷🏾♂️ I’ve been so worried about being alone, that I accepted just anyone into my life. I realized that I can’t make someone else’s life better if they aren’t willing to help themselves. Everything that has happened to you this year, is simply your own fault. Stop blocking your blessing. Only person stopping your bag is yourself. I took my own advice and I’m doing things to better my kids and myself. ✊🏾💙💯 #thetruthhurts #dobetter #getthatbag #LyonsPride #KingMe
He dont want you or that baby.
File for child support and seek therapy for that hurt.
I’ve done some cleaning out (ok, purging), and some writing to go along with it. I’m including the inspiration for the post, along with the first two paragraphs here. The rest can be found on my blog (link in bio) or over on my Facebook page.
The other day, an article caught my eye as I scrolled through Facebook. It was from the May 4, 2018 edition of Forbes, entitled “Your Top Ten Objects Your Kids Don't Want.” Naturally, having maintained a massive storage unit full of items from my kids’ childhoods that I’ve been certain they DID want, the article caught my eye. As I started reading, it became readily apparent that the author of the article had been roaming through my storage unit while writing the article—or at least, has children whose idea of ‘fascinating family antiques’ was pretty similar to those of my own grown children.
The quote from the first paragraph was my first clue. “Your house, and what it contains, is a minefield in the eyes of your grown children. They can see from your example that collections of stuff are a curse; such objects are superfluous to a life well lived. They want a clean, clear field in which to live their lives. Your grown children will not agree to be the recipients of your downsizing if it means their upsizing.” #ouch #thetruthhurts
I have been having a tough couple of weeks. I keep trying to write or blog about it but I feel as though I can’t really share the darkness that has been filling my head. I’m not enough. Not good enough, not smart enough, not capable, not enough for anyone. I can’t even write a stupid blog post. I’m not even able to give myself a break. A break from hating myself. I am not worthy. Of anything good. This trouble is that none of these feelings are new. I’ve had them on and off for years and more and more in the last couple of months. I don’t know what or why I’m sharing this one social media. I don’t want sympathy and there is nothing anyone can say or do that will help. I usually end up pushing people and friends away. But I know that these feelings are temporary and they will pass. Hopefully sooner rather than later. #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalwellness #tuesday #disappointment #notenough #neverenough #truth #thetruthhurts
Fabulous image by @janellesilver
For five years I watched my mom go to work every single day to take care of us pick me up every day from camp by herself all while having breast cancer that spread all over her body until she eventually died. So from that point on in life whatever façade and or play world that most people might enjoy living in I decided to get the fuck out of. #TheTruthHurts
Its true if you really think about it
"When Henry Ford recently unveiled his plastic car, result of 12 years of research, he gave the world a glimpse of the automobile of tomorrow, its tough panels molded under hydraulic pressure of 1,500 pounds per square inch (psi) from a recipe that calls for 70 percent of cellulose fibers from wheat straw, hemp and sisal plus 30 percent resin binder. The only steel in the car is its tubular welded frame. The plastic car weighs a ton, 1,000 pounds lighter than a comparable steel car.’
Apparently Ford wanted to run his Model T off of ethanol. Rudolf Diesel, the inventor of the diesel engine, designed it to run on vegetable and seed oils like hemp. Ford originally intended his vehicles to run off of vegetable oils, stating “there’s enough alcohol in one year’s yield of an acre of potatoes to drive the machinery necessary to cultivate the fields for one hundred years.”
However, the gasoline industry lobbied hard to keep alcohol taxes high and drop the price of gasoline. This even “coincided” with the prohibition of alcohol and hemp in the 1920’s. Source: TruthTheory.
#woke #questioneverything #freethinkers #consciousness #freewill #awareness #truthseekers #higherself #collectiveconsciousness #knowthyself #wakeup #truther
#awakened #thesystem #raiseyourvibration #higherawareness #thinkforyourself
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Instead of whining about the leaky faucet, be thankful that you have running water.
Instead of being dissatisfied with your lunch options, be grateful that you know where your next meal is coming from.
There is always something to be thankful for, you just have to be able to look past the inconveniences we have all grown so accustomed to.
First off, make sure y'all swipe to see the subsequent pics associated with this video. I've posted about 5-6 times over the last few months, about instances where white people call the police on black people, sometimes even children, for basically nothing at all. I've read/seen posts about at least 4-5 more of these cases over the last week or two...and honestly, I'm tired of talking/posting about this BS...so this will be my last post concerning this particular issue. It's necessary for black people to post about these kinds of issues concerning racism, rather than sit silently and ignore them, because more awareness needs to brought to what's going on, EVERYDAY, all over the country. Social media provides the avenue to show people, white America in particular, what it is that people of color must endure on a daily basis...it provides a "unique" perspective for white America about this issue, since they themselves never have to worry about being the victims of this form of racism. Many white people have no clue these kinds of things are happening in this country...but there is also a large number of white people who know GOTDAMN WELL what's going on, but they just don't care. 💯
#SwipeLeft #Str8Facts #AmeriKKKa #RacismIsAliveAndWell #ICallItLikeISeeIt #TheTruthHurts #EnoughIsEnough #StopCallingThePoliceForNothing
I honestly can’t believe I’m posting my weight. It’s always something I’ve kept relatively hidden but I can’t teach people that the scale is just a number, just one way of measuring your progress, if I’m also running away from the truth.
My truth? My truth is that last year, when I started the workout program that got me hooked, I was the same weight. A pound lighter actually. The measurements were about the same. I lost so many pounds back then and even more inches, I celebrated my success and wallowed in it before starting again, but I failed myself.
I didn’t have a plan, I though.. I’ve done it now - I know how to loose weight so I’ll just do my own thing! I did my own thing that’s for sure. And gained it all back - and lost some and gained some and then HERE WE ARE a year later... and I’m the same starting weight.
But it hurts so much, that I have to get it out there. Let my truth out into the world because even if no one reads this - I know it’s out there and I know I can’t go back again.
My truth? Iagain gained the weight back - I’m starting - I’m stronger now than I was then and this is the page I recreated to keep myself accountable.. so I’ll post my truth.
#relateable #dayoneagain #makeashift #thetruthhurts