This year for the Open at Crossfit Nika, we have changed up the Spirit Award of the week. This year it is the Nika Ohana Award (for those of you unfamiliar with "Lilo & Stitch," Ohana means family). The award this year is for the person from the Friday night competition that most exemplifies what it means to be part of the Nika family. Between Thursday night's Cindy and tacos, the Friday's 20.1, June showed her Nika spirit! We're so happy you are part of the Nika Ohana!
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Our members are the core of our community & we strive to create a safe & welcoming family environment for all people, all fitness levels, all ages, & all walks of life. we invite you to check out our ‘ohana at CrossFit East O’ahu! 🔹 #fitfam #ohana #crossfit #cfeo #crossfiteastoahu
We decorated #Halloween cookies! 🎃👻 Swipe for the cutest videos of pastry chef Ivy. The last one she even sings a remix of the cleanup song. 😉
Here’s the true meaning of Aloha that we all easily say every single day here. If we could just hug with no animosity and innocence as a child. I got to meet my nephew for the first time last night. He reminds me so much of my son Ezra (who he’s hugging). He’s so loving, bully-boy ish and sports the same curls Ezra had as a baby and toddler. He made us all smile!! #hug #love #noregrets #aloha #family #cousins #ohana #innocence #children #live #saturdaymotivation #curls #
I’ve written you a letter for your birthday since I was 9.
I’m always the one seeing things about you… you didn’t see in yourself.
I felt it was my place in your life to keep lighting the fire of your passions.
I wanted you to know that no matter how many times things didn’t work out the way you wanted them to…
There was always that next step.
And you were brave enough to take those steps.
When you got Alzheimer’s Disease…
And I told you what was going…
You asked me, “I’m not going to achieve my dreams, am I” Those words have haunted me.
And watching you decline everyday left me with this feeling that life is completely arbitrary.
So much so…
That I haven’t been living with the same passion or desire that defined me… for my entire life.
Part of me wanted to go back to Hawaii… live in the jungle again… fish for my own food… and just say FUCK the world.
I reminded myself, “That was your experience. I get to create my own.” Why do I forget
Why do any of us forget
Since you died 6 months ago…
It’s been an up and down journey.
You know me…
I’ve always been someone who overly processes stuff.
And writing has always been my go-to way to give myself those cathartic releases.
In fact, the people I’ve been working with… and writing copy for… since your death have been like an angel on my shoulder.
I’m reminded… every single day… how grateful I am to have developed this skill; this form of communication.
It allows me to say so many things… I would never otherwise be able to.
You were the one who encouraged me to believe I could be a writer… when I started on The Fantasy Puppet… at just 11 years old.
You believed I was going to be successful… no matter what I did… and regardless of the fact that I didn’t go to school or even remotely fit into regular society.
You saw yourself walking down the red carpet at the Academy Awards… with me… believing I would see my work become major motion pictures.
Who knows, right
Happy birthday ma.
Thanks for believing in me.
Thanks for helping me believe in myself.
I love you.
Please forgive me.