also here’s this one by itself bc i like it so much<3
Ha’a Keaulana runs across the ocean floor with a 50 pound boulder. They do this as training to survive the massive surf waves of winter. She learned her amazing skills from her dad, legendary waterman #briankeaulana and her Grandpa, #Buffalo. I was very humbled to learn from the Hawaiians who have salt water running through their veins. Mahalo Nui Loa. Please stay tuned for our upcoming story on the Hawaiian surfing culture.
Shared of @natgeo
This is just.. Super impressive.
Get out on the trails more often; you’ll be surprised by what they reveal.
The greatest person I have ever known passed away suddenly. He and his wife were returning from a quick trip together. I had just spoken to them the day they left. They had a lovely weekend, went to a wedding of an old friend, visited family and other friends they hadn’t seen in a while, accomplished something things they had been needing to get done, and were on their way home when he died on the plane.
That was one month ago today. I still can’t wrap my mind, or more so my heart, around it. He was one of those people who just fills in the missing pieces. He was my father, brother, mentor, friend. My leader, my shelter, my hero. Whatever was missing at that moment that you needed, he just filled the void. You didn’t even have to tell him. He just knew.
He and his wife are everything you want to be in life. If anyone deserved to grow old together, it was them. We are all so lost right now.
They go to Mexico every year as a family trip. They take their kids and significant others along. We had been talking earlier this year about how one of the “kids” (all are adults now) wouldn’t be able to go and I jokingly offered to help them out in that area if they just needed another person. I am here for you! We laughed and joked and he got really serious and said he was going to keep that in mind though. You never know what will happen.
Well I’m going. His wife asked me to go since they already had it planned and paid for. This way the kids and their people could do their own thing and she would have someone to hang out with. I feel so blessed and special, and little bittersweet. Leave it to him to keep taking care of us even in death. This is not what I had in mind when I told him I would go!
They have literally saved my life on more than one occasion. I owe them so much, but they continue to bless me. I would never tell her no for any reason, especially to a free trip to Mexico, but she acted like I would be doing her the biggest favor if I would go, and she was so understanding thinking I might not want or be able to do so.
Over the past couple of years I got really sick. We figured out I am dealing with an autoimmune disorder. If it wasn’t for them, who knows where I would be now. They paid some of my doctor bills and really took care of me when everyone else was upset that I wasn’t able to do everything they were used to me doing for them. I am starting to figure out how to live with this and get myself back in order. It took some time though.
I have spent the majority of my life dealing with an eating disorder. I felt like I was finally getting myself on the right track with all of that and then I gained a lot of weight dealing with this autoimmune disorder. It has been quite the time but I am finally finding ways to deal with it all.
She wants to go swimming. She wants me to go swimming with her. Her beautiful sons with their perfect girlfriends will be there. I am trying so much not to care. I have never been comfortable in a swimsuit. Even when I was at my smallest. I will not tell her no! Now I have to find a swimsuit to wear on my larger than I am comfortable with body for not a lot of money. It amazes me how I can see people of all sizes in a bathing-suits and I think they look amazing but when it comes to me …
I will do this. I will not make this about me. If anyone has actually read my random ramblings all the way to the end, and has suggestions on where one is able to purchase said swimwear for mid-size/larger women that you think I might feel more comfortable in and it doesn’t take my entire pay check to purchase, please let me know. Thanks!