Take Some Time for You

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”—Audre Lorde

Even the greatest among us must remember to take some time for relaxation, a necessary component of self-care. Stepping back and taking a breath does not show weakness; rather, it shows your intelligence  and wisdom to let another take the reigns. Furthermore, it shows your strength by allowing someone else to have temporary leadership. This holiday weekend sit back and relax. Let someone else take charge. And, most importantly, take care of you.

The Beauty of the Butterfly

A friend of mine posted this quote by Maya Angelou, and I was so touched by it that I had to make a pictogram. In your darkest days, may you always remember your beauty and strength within.

Juan Ramón Jiménez Quote

If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.—Juan Ramón Jiménez


Just another reminder to always march to the beat of your own drum. 

A Journey of 50,000 Words #NaNoWriMo

For the month of November, you may see less of your friends as they participate in the annual event known as NaNoWriMo. Writers—veterans and newbies—vow to spend the month of November writing a book of 50,000 words. I’ve thought about participating before, but 50,000 words seemed so overwhelming. These past two years, however, have proven to me that nothing is overwhelming when you break it down into smaller bites. I have started my own business, began my blog, and I have even been speaking around the country about becoming socially active (a huge fear). By no means am I an expert, but with each opportunity, I become a little better. Each opportunity, I am building upon my dream. Now, I am beginning to fulfill another dream—writing books. If you are hesitant in moving forward with your dream or fulfilling your purpose, remember this famous Chinese proverb.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”—Lao-tzu

I decided to update Lao-tzu’s quote for NaNoWriMo.

“A journey of 50,000 words begins with a single character.”—Her Own Beat

Enjoy the journey!

 

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Mos Def Quote

Let’s spread love and not hate. #LoveWillWin

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Maya Angelou Quote

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.—Maya Angelou

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Bill Ayres Quote

A man not only needs to know how to fish, he needs to have the freedom to do it and a place to do it. That’s where community comes in. We have to help each other, and we feel government has a very important role therein.—Bill Ayres

Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea

Image from Phat Girl Fresh

Repost from Phat Girl Fresh:

Guess what ladies, the world doesn’t end because you have haters and naysayers. You will never be everyone’s cup of tea and the truth is, this shouldn’t bother you if you aren’t offering them a sip! #phatgirlfresh #ijs #curvyconfidence #goldenconfidence #fatgirlsbewinning #phatgirlbouteeque #phatgirlgear

Pursue Your Dreams

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”—Walt Disney

Pursue your dreams