I’m just going to start this one off by saying, this is NOT something I recommend people trying to do. Josh posted a caption yesterday from his perception of the encounter and it was very well said. 5-6 years ago I wouldn’t have tried this, though I had seen my childhood role models like Steve Irwin and Manny Puig doing wild stuff. But as Josh said, I’ve been working with this shark for 5+ years now. With any animal, mammal or fish, there are behaviors we can learn to anticipate. Snooty, the Lemon shark shown is known to be social with divers. As a feeder, You have to use your hand to redirect her from the bait crate or she will bite it and we don’t want her to do that. By rubbing her ampuli of Lorenzini she becomes super relaxed like, a “temporary state of tonic immobility”. She had been approaching me for several minutes at this point, in what appears to be a search for said rub. In this moment we were both super relaxed but I was still prepared to push her to either side if the situation changed. She is still a wild animal capable of biting my face off although I truly believe she wouldn’t, as she knows I’m not food or a threat. Enjoy images like these, but don’t act like it’s the norm, sometimes the back story is required to really get it. A picture may be worth the wrong 1,000 words to the wrong person! #coexist .
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Taken at @sharktoursfl 🦈
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If there is one thing I admire of successful people is how they put themselves out there, how they live life unafraid of what people might think, because they are being themselves.
What you have to offer to the world is as important. Your contribution matters, so please don’t put yourself in the middle. Allow yourself to shine, to be the person you really are, be the person that shines.
This one goes dedicated to all of you that are afraid to shine. To those who find million excuses to not do what you know are capable of doing. To those who put themselves in the way of their dreams.
Get out of your way and do IT. Do THAT thing that you have been pushing down the priority list.
Do it for you! Not for anybody else than for yourself.
Be Brave. Shine. It is about time! #yourwordmatters
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our world is addicted to the myth of “not enough” telling us we need to do something or change ourselves in order to be whole. Not rich enough, not smart enough, not social enough, not pretty enough, etc. Newsflash – you are whole, simply by being you! The next time you find yourself buying into these subtle aggressions against your innate wholeness, “Drink from the well of yourself and begin again.” – Charles Bukowski
***Emo Poppycock*** I’ve started living in a way that whoever I find, I eventually ruin that bond I develop with them over a period of time.
Their efforts in my life are only appreciated in a much later future; knowing that it makes it even more hard to comprehend how happiness works, my mind fluctuates far too often to know that it does not last, even when it is still my choice.
There is good in all of us and it gets so lonely when the transitions start to play; I can’t really take it into consideration anymore.
I have a goddess of a mother who is pure at heart and she may be the only good there is in my life; she swears that if I keep doing good to others, it will come back to me one way or another and I wish I could believe her enough, the people give me reason to not do so anymore, I have allowed time to turn me so toxic that people’s behavior seems like a long dragged joke.
My father knows too much for his own good and he reminds me so much of the person I wanted to be before I got drawn to the unconventional; and that is the part of the reason why we draw lines even when we don’t wish to; it may keep going on so, it’s too many rigid theories and he may just be right in his own; however, it’s too much religious bullshit for me to handle.
I was put on to this planet for a simple reason and that is to have my words shared: to give them an opportunity to outlive all the bad that may come; eventhough the worst days in my hell feel like an ordinary saunter in a paradise that may not even exist; this confliction I cannot understand.
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Absolutely Stoked for this one at @truegritwrestling 🤘🤘🤘 York better get ready for some Pop Punk action 🤘
Happy birthday pops! Would’ve been 53 today; the eagle has landed! I’m sure you gonna be smiling and talking that cocky shit when you see me speaking on this intersectionality panel this morning💪🏾💪🏾
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