My heart has been breaking since hearing the news of what has happened in Christchurch.
All my Kiwi whānau, know that I am with you. I cry with you. I mourn with you. I stand with you. As the prime minister so beautifully put it, “We grieve together. We are one. They are us. Tātau. Tātau.” This morning I was in a deep place of grief & hopelessness.
Throughout the day, God reminded me of His sovereignty. He reminded me that He is right there weeping alongside us. He reminded me that we can still be anchored in peace & the truth of who He is, even amidst tragedy.
My prayer is that love encounters with the Father would break out across the nation, especially in the Muslim communities. That they would meet the Prince of Peace, the Man in White, our Jesus. Let us love them as He loves them. Let us continue to mourn with them. Let us be carriers of His hope & life. “Working out Thy glorious plan, God defend New Zealand”
This is the second ‘paying attention to details’ post, only this time I’ll explain why it is happening to me. As we travel towards peaks, most of us look straight, just where that peak is. I think it all happened at the first year of my studies, we had an exercise which we were to just take pictures of interesting things around us during the day. Back then I was really in to it, even enjoyed. By the end of the semester the exercise has ended. Unfortunately, I wasn’t smart enough to continue doing this by myself. You would probably think that this is Designers bullshit, and you will probably be right about it. However, this exercise taught me that all the weird, funny, beautiful, crazy things are always around us, but we are just passing right through them on our way to the peak.
Over here I carry my camera everywhere, because I know that there is always something to shoot.
I promised myself that when all of this will end, and we will come back to reality, I won’t stop doing that, so I won’t miss these special opportunities to photo new grown mushrooms over this dead fallen tree on the side of the #bealeyspur track in the #southisland of #newzealand.
** You time ** Regardless of how much you may love your job, your fitness regime, eating well, training hard, your routine, the clients you train - having a break from it all can be very refreshing.
I’ve just spent 6 days exploring some of the South Island of NZ with no one but my four legged baby and my truck @dmaxdoggirl and part of me doesn’t want it to end.
Don’t get me wrong
- I love training but I didn’t train once, just got my steps in. - I love eating good food to fuel my body and hit my macros but I ate more than I needed and I’m not guilty about it. - I love my clients, they got basic communication from me but otherwise “work” was a distant thought.
Having no particular place to be or time to be there was amazing.
I am now headed home to smash out 10weeks of intense training for one hell of a goal (which I can announce next week) and hustle hard with my coaching to help more beautiful ladies ♥️
Shipping off to New Zealand 🇳🇿 tomorrow.
There are two New Zealand quilting groups that are working on this—KiwiQuilters and Angels in Gumboots—planning on making 💯 quilts for the families of those killed and those who were injured in the Christchurch terrorism attack.
The plan is for 6x7 blocks quilts ... which means they will need 4200 blocks.
You can find the information on dimensions, mailing address on Angels in Gumboots Facebook page.
We have family in New Zealand and returned on March 8th from spending a month with them and touring around this amazing country with its beautiful people.
Kia kaha New Zealand.