Saw a good story about her life on the news last night.
Tuesday January 11th, 2022 - 10:05 am
Sometimes people ask me what I'm most proud of in my life, honestly, that's hard to quantify. I can tell you that I'm proud of my body of work as an artist, my friendships and how the type of activism I do is unique and very necessary. However, I think one of the things I'm most proud of, is my trip to Thailand. Not the fact that I went there as a martial arts tourist, or appropriated a style by learning from the coaches there. More because of something hidden to the world by reflexive online positivity. I'm proud because I almost quit, every. single. day.
I was terrified, mentally exhausted, going through one prolonged depressive anxiety episode after another and physically stretched to my limits. Although I learned a lot from the friends and fighters I met along the way, more than anything, I learned enormously about myself and how afraid and impulsive I was, down to the core of my being. Through this experience, I realized how I might actually fight through such things, how to push past a type of fear that I had so often ran away from. This level of perseverance helped me face a good many other things about myself as well that are utterly terrifying. That's why I'm so proud that I stayed that long month in Bangkok @eminentairboxinggym they didn't know it, but they helped me grow in ways that probably none of us expected. ... See MoreSee Less
Just came here to say that people who think you're supposed to be tough all the time are fucking posers. Vulnerability is where it's at and all y'all beauties who aren't afraid to show it, are my people! ... See MoreSee Less
These photos - separated by a decade of heartache, mental healthcare, self reflection, reconciliation and weight loss - show a struggling, conflicted and depressed man, who often chose the hardest path and found his way towards the confident and generally more thoughtful man on the right. There are many differences between the two but if you look closely, you can't miss that bubbly boi, who always found joy, while snuggling a ball of fur. ... See MoreSee Less
Your story is an inspiration to us all.
But, if I'm being honest, I want to hear about the koala's journey into becoming a dog.
Seriously, you're a star!
Thank you for your vulnerability. I’m a fan of your music but I’m even more of a fan of watching you grow and love yourself. ❤️
saw the guy on the left at the fest 2008 for the first time, his voice stole my heart❤️ haven't stopped listening and following your journey since. I am really glad to see a happier you, thank you for the music and the words that we can carry through sun or snow
i love every version of you, and every version to come.
I’m honored to witness your journey here on social media. Inspiring. Also, I can say however dark it was back then, you did make great music. Saw you in madison, WI at the tiny synagogue on the lake. Beautiful. Thank you. For all of it. ❤️ keep up the work!
The guy on the left was quick to ridicule those not of the same mind as him. He stole my Peavy amplifier, after I had loaned it to “friends” for a show at rhinos. Probably still thinks I deserved it for somehow trusting people to take care of my stuff.
The guy on the right seems happier, yet also quick to ridicule.
I hope one day you find some peace.
Thank you for sharing your story and journey.
As someone who struggles with a bit of the same, it's very comforting and empowering to see the story of someone I respect and admire who's gone through shit as well.
I’m stoked to have met the guy on the left, got to know him, call him
a friend through the journey to the guy on the right and still call him a friend. You deserve all the furry things Austin. Love ya bud.
That guy on the left pulled me through some rough times. Glad for the serenity and peace you’ve found, but yer former self was a great guy, too.
Holding a koala was the best moment of my life.
You put out a wonderful vibe, from my view, young brother. What you do has magic! Keep smiling.
Keep loving life and keep becoming a better person every damn day! Tulsa Loves You. Hope to see you again soon.
Keep on keeping on brother!
Austin Lucas This post, plus the one you posted the other day about having a bad day and feeling under appreciated has convinced me to share this story with you:
I don’t know if you remember this, but when I did that show for K-10 prospect in fort smith years ago and afterwards you asked me to join on second guitar. You said something like “ you’re the only person I know that would be able to handle it”. To this day, that’s one of the best compliments I’ve ever received about my playing. Even a few months ago, I was a having a bad day and felling frustrated about my playing and I thought “well hell, Austin Lucas thought I was good at one point, I can’t be that bad” haha. So thank you for that. Twenty years later I’m still get good feelings from it. Proud of you and all your success.
They both look happy
You are so loved and so rad- before and after. Proud of you for fighting for yourself! 💗
I feel unintelligent, overweight and under appreciated today. Although I analytically know that I'm none of these things, having slept poorly last night, my brain seems to feel like running itself through the mud.
Luckily for me, I have this pretty photo, taken on a day where I felt and looked like the happy person I generally see and feel myself to be.
Thank you @mariefreij for taking a bright and sunny photo, so I could save it for a rainy day. ... See MoreSee Less
Been listening to your albums a lot lately, so there's one more fan who appreciates you❤️
I feel that way everyday. I don’t think I’ve had a day in my life where I didn’t. Be lucky you have a wonderful partner and glad moments. You have so much to live for.
It’s okay to feel that way.❤️ Hope you get better sleep next night. All the best, and Happy New Year!
Well I hoped in the car this morning and the first song that came on was The Shadow and Marie and it straight up 🔥 my day up! Sometimes it’s ok feel down, it allows use to work our way back up.
Wouldn't it be nice if all it took was a mirror!
Thank Austin for the wonderful presence you have on here. I fell in love with your music, but being able to watch your journey and share your struggles is something completely different. Thank you for all you do.
You are intelligent, in great shape, and greatly appreciated by all of us here. Especially, yours truly.
I started the week off the same way. Sunday nights are always rough for me because I start stressing the week. Hang in there man - you are loved and you're none of those things.
You are loved, Austin♥️
Sending lots of love. Be kind and gentle to yourself just as you are towards others. <3
As I keep reminding yer Unkle Lud, jest 'cause ya think it, doesn't make it true! ;)
Austin your my inspiration. You’re a wonderful person. That’s all x
You are bold, beautiful, and brilliant!😘
Don't know if this jam is your style or not, but it's a favorite over here when I feel the exact same way
You're inteligent enough to realise you're none of the above so I think you're fine ;-)
Hugs from Berlin!
Is that a John Bramblitt painting above you?
Living the human experience . . .
Sometimes it sucks. I'm glad you have reminders of the reality around you.
I hope your thinky-meats cycle back towards the positive feels.
I think you need to flip that and ask- what do you have to offer the world in 2022? What can you offer with joy and love while staying healthy and whole? And what does 2022 offer you right now, at this very moment? A beautiful partner in a beautiful country with fans all around the world admiring your beautiful talents!! Xoxooxox happy new year friend!!!
Had pink fizz, fell asleep before midnight, woke up at 0330, had a coffee and went back to bed, woke up at 11am..was meant to be at work at 0815. Whoops . Just done a couple of hours ironing bedlinen. Now it's time for lunch with pink fizz and coffee..
Happy New Year.. much Love. X
I buttered you up with music and I’m ready for that to happen 🙂
Same here. Happy new year Austin!
Happy 2022 Austin! <3 <3 <3
I thought I had a hangover but hadn’t drank much - turned out to be covid. If you don’t feel better soon, get tested.
I went to Sweden in the hopes that winter in southern Germany would feel like spring when I got back but little did I know that it was actually going to be 60 degrees upon my return. Guess me and the daffodils are all in for a rude awakening when it gets cold again, next week. ... See MoreSee Less