An afterthought into the life of an asian marathoner/cyclist/science student/food vaccuum

 

I’ve been everything.

I’ve been the person who shuts the door, alone in their room, crying at 2 AM instead of sleeping; faking a smile, barely containing myself during the day; dragging on and on and on.

I’ve been the psychologist; I’ve listened to friends cry on the phone, I know that she cuts, that he hates himself, that she lost her mother when she was 3. I see the people’s pain, but I can’t fix it.

I’ve been a success; the person who works their ass off to reach goals, the person who has a drive.

I’ve been known as the person who loves life; who laughs louder than anyone else, who laughs at their own jokes for 20 minutes, who can put a smile on someone’s face.

I have made mistakes, I’ve done things I will always regret. I’ve hurt others.

I have been forgiven and I have forgiven. I have let go of the hardest events in my life; I have moved on and felt free.

I have loved others, been loved; I see the beauty in each person. I see the sparkle in each persons’ beautiful eyes. I’ve watched passion in others, learned to be passionate.

I have hated myself.
But I have also loved myself.

And at the end of the day, I’ve learned. I’ve learned that I’m a failure, I’m a success, I’m sad, I’m incredibly happy, I’m a gift, I have flaws, I am beautiful, I have ugliness inside.
But you know what? That’s called life.

And I couldn’t ask for anything better.

(via truerunner)

pearls-and-fleurs:

aaronpaulpaul:

nerdsarerhapsodic:

This is what makes the Olympics so special to me. 
The 2010 picture is mogul skier Alexandre Bilodeau winning the first gold metal to be won on Canadian soil. The first thing he does?- celebrate with his biggest fan- his brother Frederic.  
Flash forward to 2014 and Bilodeau has made history by be the first moguls skier to successfully defend their Olympic title.  Once again Frederic is there- cheering his brother on.
(Interesting Fact: When they were kids Alexandre quit hockey and picked up sking because it was something that he and Frederic could do)
I am proud to be Canadian

this story makes me so happy

i cried watching both of these 

pearls-and-fleurs:

aaronpaulpaul:

nerdsarerhapsodic:

This is what makes the Olympics so special to me. 

The 2010 picture is mogul skier Alexandre Bilodeau winning the first gold metal to be won on Canadian soil. The first thing he does?- celebrate with his biggest fan- his brother Frederic.  

Flash forward to 2014 and Bilodeau has made history by be the first moguls skier to successfully defend their Olympic title.  Once again Frederic is there- cheering his brother on.

(Interesting Fact: When they were kids Alexandre quit hockey and picked up sking because it was something that he and Frederic could do)

I am proud to be Canadian

this story makes me so happy

i cried watching both of these