Monday Musing, 2/15

“The point was to become unbreakable. My mother’s words were the warning shot that fairness, justice, and security are not guaranteed to any of us. No matter how hard we work. Especially for women of color.”
― Elaine Welteroth, More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are

Monday musing, 2/1

​I get this now. I get now that you can love what you have, love you kids and your life and your friends, and still want more. I get that it’s ok to go out and get more—more love, more friendship, more fulfillment—and still be a wonderful mom.

Any Byler, from TheJu Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms

Just a friendly reminder to my fellow moms out there including soon-to-be moms.

Monday Musing 1/11

…we don’t need to look like each other or speak like each other or live like each other to know what it feels like to be sad, to be hurt, to be in need of a friend.

instead, we can simply say the words i understand, we can make a secret clubout of our sadness, we can let everyone in who wants to join, we can sit in a circle and laugh and share, sing over and over you are not alone.

Olivia Gatwood, “I’ve Been There Before,” Woke: A Young Poe’s Call to Justice

Monday Musing, 12/28

Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.”

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Muse Catalog, 4/6/2020

The world may be mean, but people don’t have to be, not if they refuse.

Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad

Muse Catalog, 3/30/2020

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”

Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Muse Catalog, 3/23/2020

We are never finished with grief. It is part of the fabric of living. It is always waiting to happen. Love makes memories and life precious; the grief that comes to us is proportionate to that love and is inescapable.

V. S. Naipaul