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Little Forest, 2018

It's the hard things in life that you overcome that makes you who you are – SEEK the hard things. [From John Leonard's presentation at the ASCTA conference – 60 ideas in 60 minutes] Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there. Difficult seasons are a part of life – without them, we’d not understand and appreciate the happy ones! 😊 What have you had to overcome in your life? How did it change you? 🌊 Recently I was at the ASCTA conference in Queensland and this little snippet of wisdom from John Leonard got me thinking. I've been through seasons where I've really not thought I would make it through. But I did – I’m still here and those tough moments really DID make me stronger, wiser and more confident. They DO make us more resilient. It's what makes us successful 🎉 It's what makes us grow 🌱 It builds our confidence 🙋‍♀️ It grows our capacity... ✨ However… How many times have we heard parents say, "I don't want my children to EVER go through what I did”… What would it look like instead, if we let go a little and EMBRACED the falls and failures with and of our children as they're growing up and learning about life? What would it look like if we consciously challenged and taught them how to persevere when life throws a curveball? CHARACTER starts with doing things we don't want to do because they're beneficial, pushing through when its difficult, swimming the full distance when we're bone-tired, persevering and working on our weaknesses so that we can achieve a higher standard (and get that swimming ribbon! ☺️) It's character that creates CHAMPIONS, in all senses of the word. See you in the water! X Sasha Photo by @rosiebondi . . . . . #characterbuilding #lifematters #thinkdifferently #cocreate #facingfears #youarestrong #successmindset #beyourbest #mindfulparenting #meditationspot #wildandfreekids #letthembekids #freerangekids #childhoodunplugged #loveswimming #instaswim  #letthemexplore #reflections #reflectiongram  #sydneysunrise  #bondi #bronte  #australia #sydneylocal #cityofsydney #easternsuburbs #inthedeepswimschool

The most beautiful thoughts are always inside the darkest..

Tarynne for @theshopaholic_sa

I told @alokoampa to pose next to a dark window for a reflection shot. Little did I know it would come out like this. The colours have been altered a little bit but this reflection split all the original colours up and created the double image, and the shadowy look to it. Could not pass on this image. • Taken during the #tpmxle meet up by @theportraitmission & @london_enthusiast! • Taken near Hay's Galleria. London, UK. • • • • • #eyeambib #londonphotography #freelancephotographer #portrait #portraitphotography #nikon #haysgalleria #uk_ports #portraitempire #dynamicportraits #portraiture #postthepeople #moodyports #theportraitmission #pursuitofportraits #portraitgames #aovportraits #featuremeofh #portraitvision_ #portrait_vision #colour #reflectiongram #urban #abstract #fashion #model #shadows #streetphotography #reflection

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