You will never be what you want to be, until you do this

first_img“If you want what you have never had before. If you want to do what you have never done before. If you want to be what, you have never been before. Then you have to change your mentality.” – Eric Thomas, motivational speaker, author, and minister But you are comfortable. You are too comfortable to realize the opportunities that lie before you. Why, because instead of thinking about the opportunity, you are thinking about the commitment. So subconsciously you have already lost. You have allowed Resistance; the narrative you tell yourself – “I am not good enough” – to win. I fight Resistance every minute of every day. It’s a vicious, deceitful, and cunning enemy but I am tired. I am sick of allowing Resistance dictate what I can achieve. I refuse to die with unrealized dreams still in me. I decided to start looking at my life as an opportunity, to be what I have never been before.center_img So what’s the game plan? continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Post-war cottage transformed in to chic family bungalow

first_imgSangeeta and Rodney Hunter with kids Joshua, 14, and Oscar, 12. Photo: Annette Dew.IT was the big poinciana tree that caught Sangeeta Hunter’s attention when she first saw the post-war cottage that would become her family home. She was sitting in her car across the road from the two-bedroom house at 28 Ormadale Rd, Yeronga imagining her then two-yard old son, Joshua, in the front yard. “I could just see him swinging from the big, beautiful old tree in a tyre swing,” she said. It perhaps was not surprising the sprawling branches of the poinciana made Mrs Hunter envision precious family moments, as the tree was planted by the original owners on the day their eldest daughter was born. The updated home at 28 Ormadale Rd, Yeronga.The couple carried the timber floorboards from the original side of the house through into a new extensions and created a double-side fireplace from the original, ensuring it retained its role as centrepiece of the living areas. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago“(Mrs Bourne) had three little girls and she used to dry their nappies next to that fireplace,” Mrs Hunter said. Initially, the house was an L-shape with two bedrooms, a sunroom, a kitchen and a living area. The Hunters began the transformation with the installation of an inground pool. The new kitchen and living spaces incorporate the original fireplace.Next came an extension to one side of the house in 2015, which included a living room overlooking the front yard and an open-plan dining and kitchen area flowing out the poolside entertaining area. The kitchen has a butler’s pantry with an underfloor wine cellar, and a door leading to a new powder room and laundry.Mrs Hunter said they “punched through” either side of the original fireplace to connect the original home to the extensions. The original home at 28 Ormadale Rd, Yeronga.The Bournes built the house in 1955, raised their three daughters as the poinciana grew to shade the front yard, and handed the keys to the Rodney and Sangeeta Hunter in 2006, just two weeks before they welcomed their second son, Oscar, into the world. Now, 13 years on, Mrs Hunter said her more treasured memories are of sitting on the front porch with her husband watching her sons play under the shade of that solid tree. And while the poinciana has changed little in that time, the Hunters have transformed the tiny house into a light-filled, four-bedroom family home. The original fireplace at 28 Ormadale Rd, Yeronga.“When I first saw the house, it reminded me of Californian bungalow and I could really see potential in it,” Mrs Hunter said. The Hunters extended and renovated the house across a three-year period, taking their time to ensure they had the budget to do the project justice. “We lived in the house for a while and got a feel for it. And I started collecting a picture book of what I liked for inspiration,” Mrs Hunter said. “We really wanted to make sure the connectivity between the old and new was happening. I think it’s quite seamless.” The front porch looks out over the yard and the big poinciana tree.But despite loving every bit of the home, the Hunters have decided to move on to their next project. Their home is on the market through Sharon Wilson and Kate Wilson of McGrath Annerley Yeronga. “I’m hoping it goes to another family. I know they’ll have good times here,” Mrs Hunter said. “It’s a great entertainment house and my kids have loved swinging that front gate open and coming home each day after school.” RENO FACT CHECKTime taken: Three yearsTotal spend: $350,000-$400,000Builder: Keith Hunter — Life Space BuildersArchitect: Dean Wiltshire — Wiltshire Stevens Architects The inground swimming pool is just off the new kitchen and deck area.The final stage of the renovation was the reconfiguration of the original part of the house, which now has a master suite where the original kitchen was, a modern family bathroom, two more bedrooms, a sleep out, a study and a formal living area. Mrs Hunter said her favourite part of the home was the front porch with encaustic tiled floor and a view across the front yard.“You can just sit there and watch the world go by,” she said. “I also love the kitchen, it’s a great entertainer’s kitchen, and it’s lovely to nap in the living area on a Sunday afternoon as the sun sets.” last_img read more

Watch LaVar Ball and Joel Embiid have a friendly exchange after the Lakers-76ers game

first_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error But what did they say to each other after the game tonight?Watch below. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years In the social media world Joel Embiid of the 76ers and LaVar Ball, the father of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, haven’t always had nice things to say about one another.In July, Embiid was fined for the language he used during a video tweet on the topic of LaVar. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Related Articleslast_img read more

Peace River North Teachers Association pleased with strike vote

first_imgPeace River North Teachers Association President, Michelle Wiebe emphasizes that there will not be immediate school closures, disruptions for students and parents, and teachers are not being asked to stop taking part in extracurricular activities and does not affect report card writing or communication with parents.Wiebe adds that it is very important that the community understands that.The province has offered teachers a 6.5 per cent wage increase over six years, followed by indexed increases, but the B-C Teachers’ Federation has brushed off the proposal. – Advertisement –last_img read more