I’ve recently had a realization that Clare’s need for my attention is rapidly growing. With her nature to ask a question every ten minutes, it’s been a real struggle to focus on anything the past week.
Why is the flower pink? What’s a coffee? Where does kung fu panda live? Why are the trolls tiny? The list of question truly goes on.
Joel usually answers in the funniest ways but I’m always the serious one. I feel like I should always explain everything properly so she understands. I’ve now realized that being a creative mom takes a lot of effort. While I fervently wished for this day to come when her inquisitive nature has begun to emerge, I am looking forward to moments when she’s asleep and I can do things that I need to do, write and finish errands because it’s the crazy busy season and a full-time mom with freelance projects needs some rest too!
So, instead of whining over how low my self-esteem as a mom is when it comes to discipline and orderliness in the house – I decided to compile my favorite words and quotes about women. I keep reminding myself that I’m doing good raising a girl to be a brave woman someday.
We might not have completely perfect moments together but you will always be my number one priority Jellaena Clare.
“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the worlds’ problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take a life of its own”. – Michelle Obama
“The success of one woman is always followed by the success of other women. A successful woman reaches out to those around her and pulls them up.” – Queen Rania
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel
“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” – Pablo Picasso
“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case you fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams.” – Paulo Coelho
“Remember that good things come in threes and so do bad things and always apologize when you’ve done something wrong but don’t you ever apologize for the way your eyes refuse to stop shining.”
“Your voice is small but don’t ever stop singing and when they finally hand you heartbreak, slip hatred and war under your doorstep and hand you hand-outs on street corners of cynicism and defeat, you tell them that they really ought to meet your mother.” ― Sarah Kay
“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.” -Corinthians 16:13-14
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others. For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn