I read Dan Brown’s new books and counted things. Like how many times Handsome Symbologist Robert Langdon reminds us he’s a symbologist. It was good times.
I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading, like, “All right, everybody, now we go over here. All right, now this happens.
I knew I loved Amy Poehler.
A girl who is encouraged to be strong instead of skinny will have higher self-esteem, respect, ambitions, and worth. She will never be a victim. She will be healthy. She will be a leader. She will be confident. She will be kick-ass.
This this this this. We’re raising the next generation of women. Let’s make them strong.
But denial lies. It protects us from the potency of a truth we cannot yet bear to accept. It takes our hands and leads us to places of comfort. Denial flourishes in the familiar. It seduces us with our own desires and cleverly constructs walls around us to keep us safe.
—Terry Tempest Williams, Refuge
keeping this forever
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
The world offers itself to your imagination.
—Mary Oliver, “Wild Geese”
Being weird, I’ve come to realize, is only weird if you don’t use it to better yourself and those around you. Weird is the spark in innovation that separates the good from the great. Weird is the muscle behind adaptability and progress. Weird makes us broader thinkers, stronger leaders, and more adventurous co-conspirators.
Let your freak flag fly!