nathaniel stuart

you can't read the page if you're printed on it

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”

—   Louisa May Alcott, Little Women  (via elige)

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“My skin has turned from porcelain, to ivory, to steel.”

—   George R. R. Martin  (via flamande)

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Life’s been pretty quiet lately, at least on the adventures front! I’ve had my head buried in the books the past couple of weeks, clunking my brain from redrafting mode to writing from scratch mode to pt mode to coach mode, and while it’s been pretty productive it’s been tricky to fit in any fancy new stuff! I’m getting super close to the end of this redraft/the start of the x2 bonus proof-reading thing, and my training’s been complicated, outsmarty and pretty specifically painful, but I’ve been throwing some new challenges at myself and proving that the work is worth it!

  • I redrafted chapters 3, 4 & 6!
  • I wrote from scratch chapters 5, 7 & 8!
  • I deadlifted 110kgs for the first time in my entire life!
  • I started training my sixth PT client!
  • I’m continuing to clock my week (between writing x gym x pt x class!)
  • Actual dinner and sneaky hours with spacegirl!
  • Cards and level 15 with Mark and Matt!
  • Adventure stories with Bridgett!

Of course no matter how productive I’ve been I always figure it’s half as productive as I could have been. I’m finding it’s super important to remember that where I am now is where I dragged myself through some pretty painful bullshit for five years to get to, so I’m also allowed to, you know, slow down and enjoy it for a hot minute. One hundred and ten! Hope you’re kicking ass, too, sweeties! <3

“There is nothing wrong with loving the crap out of everything. Negative people find their walls. So never apologize for your enthusiasm. Never. Ever. Never.”

—   Ryan Adams (via psych-facts)

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“He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.”

—   George Orwell
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“You want to know my name? —a hill, a tree. An empty drifting boat.”

—   Hsu Hsuan (via thecalminside)

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“Act my age?
What the fuck is that, “act my age”?
What do I care how old I am?
The Ocean is old as fuck.
It will still drown your ass with vigor.”

—   the greatest thing i have ever read (via seabelle)

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“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.”

—    Eckhart Tolle (via purplebuddhaproject)

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“One must not always think so much about what one should do, but rather what one should be. Our works do not ennoble us; but we must ennoble our works.”

—    Meister Eckhart (via purplebuddhaproject)

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Virginia Broersma (USA) - Swish from Exercise Project, 2011-2012     Paintings: Oil on Canvas


Virginia Broersma (USA) - Swish from Exercise Project, 2011-2012     Paintings: Oil on Canvas

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“I want to live so densely, lush and slow in the next few years, that a year becomes ten years, and my past becomes only a page in the book of my life.”

—   Nayyirah Waheed  (via thatkindofwoman)

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“Free time ain’t free.”

—   Tom, redbrickroad

“Use your mind. Remember. Observe. You are not different from others. Most of their experiences are valid for you too. Think clearly and deeply, go into the structure of your desires and their ramifications. They are a most important part of your mental and emotional make-up and powerfully affect your actions. Remember, you cannot abandon what you do not know. To go beyond yourself, you must know yourself.”

—   Nisargadatta Maharaj (via liberatingreality)

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

—   Maryanne Williamson