I played a couple pickup volleyball  games with the guys last week and was the last picked to be on a team. (talk about bringing back childhood memories) Today, I had the honor of competing on the celebrity team at the @Asics World Series of Beach Volleyball in Long Beach. We won our match…and I just so happened to score almost 1/2 of our points. My life is weird like that. One day I’m the last pick and a few days later, I’m playing in the World Series in front of over a thousand people and on national television. Today was encouraging because I realized not to let the expectations of others limit my potential. Just because certain people may not view me as capable doesn’t mean that I’m not. I determine that. While this may sound very fundamental, it’s true and is often something that I overlook. It’s a stupid insecurity. I believe that we can be as successful as we want to be. We just have to have faith, work hard, stay humble, stay hopeful and surround ourselves with genuine people that believe in us. // photo by, @danielbetan #wsobv  (at World Series of Beach Volleyball)

I played a couple pickup volleyball games with the guys last week and was the last picked to be on a team. (talk about bringing back childhood memories) Today, I had the honor of competing on the celebrity team at the @Asics World Series of Beach Volleyball in Long Beach. We won our match…and I just so happened to score almost 1/2 of our points. My life is weird like that. One day I’m the last pick and a few days later, I’m playing in the World Series in front of over a thousand people and on national television. Today was encouraging because I realized not to let the expectations of others limit my potential. Just because certain people may not view me as capable doesn’t mean that I’m not. I determine that. While this may sound very fundamental, it’s true and is often something that I overlook. It’s a stupid insecurity. I believe that we can be as successful as we want to be. We just have to have faith, work hard, stay humble, stay hopeful and surround ourselves with genuine people that believe in us. // photo by, @danielbetan #wsobv (at World Series of Beach Volleyball)

If you’ve been living in a dark place for quite some time, light will be sensitive to your eyes. It will shock you even with a small glimpse of it. The fear of opening your eyes all of the way feels too strong because you think it will hurt and lead to more pain. Light has suddenly showed up though. You have a feeling life could be so much better and that there’s potential inside of you that is waiting to be unlocked..but your history is more familiar to you. Living in the dark is normal. It’s what you know and have known. You’ve come to accept it. You now have two choices: 1—pursue light and the possibilities of the unknown but also risk getting hurt or 2—stick with the darkness that you know even though you’re limited to consistent pain. // Don’t consult your fears—take a step of faith. 📷: @sierra_prescott

If you’ve been living in a dark place for quite some time, light will be sensitive to your eyes. It will shock you even with a small glimpse of it. The fear of opening your eyes all of the way feels too strong because you think it will hurt and lead to more pain. Light has suddenly showed up though. You have a feeling life could be so much better and that there’s potential inside of you that is waiting to be unlocked..but your history is more familiar to you. Living in the dark is normal. It’s what you know and have known. You’ve come to accept it. You now have two choices: 1—pursue light and the possibilities of the unknown but also risk getting hurt or 2—stick with the darkness that you know even though you’re limited to consistent pain. // Don’t consult your fears—take a step of faith. 📷: @sierra_prescott