So I’m not a book blogger, but I am a book-lover and a blogger, which is close enough, right? Also, this tag is too much fun to pass up (thanks Sam for letting me steal it!)
Forget the politics. Forget if you’re red or blue or a different color altogether. Becoming, by Michelle Obama speaks to the part of us that’s beyond that, to the humanity at our core. This is not so much a book about being a Former First Lady of the United States, but much more so a book about the incredible and inspirational story of a girl who could have been (and could still be) any of us—a girl who grew up not having much, who faltered and second-guessed herself, and who took the long way ’round to live a remarkable life.
I took my time reading this book, letting myself cry when a particularly poignant moment washed over me, pondering the existential questions Michelle asked herself (and in extension, us), and re-reading portions that encouraged me to reflect on my own self. Continue reading “My Favorite Quotes From Becoming, By Michelle Obama”
Remember not to compare yourself to strangers on the internet.
Remember not to let the numbers—of likes, of followers, of zeros on a check—make you feel like you are less than, because you are not. You are absolutely enough.
Remember that J.K. Rowling used to be a single mother, depressed and trying to survive on welfare benefits, while the Harry Potter series was rejected by 12 different publishers.
“There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn’t matter anymore.”
—Laurie Halse Anderson— Continue reading “Reminders”
A new year means another step closer to embracing my flaws, my dreams, and my inner fangirl obsessions: in short, being brave enough to embrace everything that makes me, me. Thus, it seems apt to update this post to reflect how I’ve grown in the past year and admit the truths I am now brave enough to say.
So, to all my blogging friends, my readers, and the whole wide world, are you listening? Can you see me? I’m re-introducing myself. Continue reading “Re-Introducing Me In 2019”
We made it! Without further ado, here’s the last week of songs:
This time of the year always passes in a wacky way for me. I blink and suddenly it’s Christmas Eve and we’re just a week away from the new year; yet, I also remember vividly the highlights and lowlights of a year that’s gone by. With the wacky time, it seems I’ve managed to be ridiculously behind on this song challenge, but I’m determined to catch up, so here we go! Continue reading “30 Day Song Challenge: 3rd Week Catch Up!”
Hmm, it seems I’ll have to make this weekly catch up a regular thing—less posts to bombard you guys with!
To refresh our memories: Continue reading “30 Day Song Challenge: 2nd Week Catch Up!”
Have you heard? There’s a song challenge making its way through the blog-o-sphere lately. I’ve had a lot of fun listening to my fellow bloggers’ song recommendations, many of which I wouldn’t normally stumble upon, so I thought, why not join in the fun? Continue reading “30 Day Song Challenge: 1st Week Catch Up!”
Today, I want to share with you all a Christmas TV advertisement that’s been making its rounds in the cyber-sphere.
First, a little background: Iceland, a British supermarket, collaborated with Greenpeace to release a short animation telling the story of companies collecting palm oil at the expense of the environment, resulting in deforestation, orangutan deaths, and the loss of homes for Indigenous Peoples.Continue reading “A Christmas Ad About Orangutans, Palm Oil, & Compassion”
Oh boy, it’s been about a millennium and a half since I participated in any sort of blog tag, but I stumbled on Sam’s Entertainer Book Tag post and loved her questions. Thanks Sam for adding me to your post!
1) Your favorite form of reading (ebook, audiobook, etc.)? Continue reading “The Entertainer Book Tag”