The Jumping Bee


THIS WEEK IS #Week5 - #Day34 to #Day40 -

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“I have nine brothers and sisters who live in Baltimore, but I was adopted and raised in Florida. The circumstances in which I grew up were very different from the trenches of Baltimore where my siblings grew up. The person who adopted me had a doctorate degree, while my biological mother had me at 14 or 15 and didn’t get an advanced education. My father is in my life now, but he wasn’t in the early stages. My oldest brother is currently doing 40 years in prison.”
“And what do you do for a living?”
“I work for the Reentry Initiative, which helps people get reintroduced into society after prison.”
“Why do you do it?”
“I’m very aware that I made it because someone else gave me a chance—my siblings were a lot less fortunate. I feel that I have an obligation to pay it forward.”

(via stardustandstrawberries)

I am a fan of your blog. How do you stay so motivated and on top of things?
thejumpingbee thejumpingbee Said:


I stay motivated by thinking about where I want to be, who I want to be, and the kind of life I want to live. Basically by daydreaming about the future. I’m also motivated by the idea of being a good student and a hardworking person. I want that to be a part of who I am.

To stay on top of things you need something other than motivation though, because motivation’s too volatile. You need discipline. You need the discipline to work hard and stay on task even on days that you don’t feel motivated and you don’t feel like working… I’m still working out the discipline part myself

Very important.

You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.
1. Forget the past.
2. Do stuff.
3. Talk to strangers.
4. Stay in touch.
5. Stop bitching, venting, and complaining. They don’t make you happier.
6. Go outside. Vitamin D is better than drugs.
7. Don’t expect it to last forever. Everything ends and that’s okay.
8. Stop buying useless crap.
9. Make mistakes. Learn from them.
10. Spread joy.
11. Don’t bother with people you hate.
12. Don’t become someone you hate.
13. Play the hand you’re dealt.
14. Choose not to take things personally.
15. Don’t put it off.
16. Help is everywhere.
17. Give without limits and expectations.
18. Be enthusiastic, dammit. Being above everything makes you an annoying prick.
19. This too shall pass.
20. You are already enough.
21. What would you do if you weren’t scared? Okay, now do it.
21 commandments instead of 12  (via seulray)

(via inspirewiki)

So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.
Attachments, Rainbow Rowell   (via seulray)

(via toethefinishline)

Yep. That’s how you do it.

Yep. That’s how you do it.



Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up

(via aldoclemens)

My dear followers,

Summer has come to an end and so has my health / fitness challenge.

Overall, I’m quite happy I did it (I had never challenged myself to such an extent with intense exercising everyday for an hour) even though I could have been a bit more consistent and in spite of that August health issue which made me unable such an intensive routine. In terms of results, I’m a bit bummed that I regained most of the weight I had lost before stopping my challenge to take my treatment / heal my ulcer. However, I think that what I missed most in the end truly was exercising and the feelings it entailed.

The bottom line

Now that my treatment is over and that I’m feeling stronger, I think I’ll start again my exercising routine (but probably with a lesser intensity). All in all, I’m glad I took on this challenge and I’ll come back here once I come up with a next challenge!