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Happy Women’s Day – Quietly Confident

 

Women's Day

HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY!

Ahhhhh, I love public holidays. I love the joy of turning off the alarm clock and snuggling back under the covers. Warm, cozy. No appointments, no responsibilities. In my opinion, ANY holiday is a good holiday.

One of the challenges of living overseas is not having a built-in consciousness of that particular nation’s public holidays. I mean, I’ve lived most of my life in Canada, and I can tell you EXACTLY when the public holidays will be. In fact, I’m quite certain that my body clock resets itself by those dates… Family Day, Spring Break, Victoria Day, Canada Day, August long weekend, Labour Day weekend, Thanksgiving, and finally Christmas. I it!

But what happens when you move to another country and lose that internal holiday clock? You become “royally” MESSED UP, that’s what. You looooong for holidays when there aren’t any, and you get irritated when the stores are closed because you didn’t realize it was a holiday. It’s actually quite ridiculous.

So, today I decided to change things up a bit. Besides enjoying a “lekker long lie-in” (loosely translated “deliciously long sleep”), I decided to look up the reason and rationale for today’s holiday. Here’s what I learned… Read more

Enough to be Awesome

Enough to be Awesome

 

// The thrill of the chase. The adrenalin of the race. The satisfaction of a word well-written. Such are the emotions of my life right now.

What an incredible journey to be writing this book. What a privilege. What a thrill.

And what a terror at the same time.

Oh my goodness, people are going to read this? What will they say? What will they think?

Do you remember those nightmares as a child, just before a big presentation, when you dream that “It’s Showtime!” and you show up without pants?

Haha. Yeah, that’s me.

It’s an incredibly vulnerable thing to share your passion with other people. Art is vulnerable. Writing is vulnerable.

Will I be enough to make this beautiful?

Will I be enough to make this powerful?

Will I be enough?

And then the words of this simple Scripture flood my mind and my heart to bring comfort and calm,

courage and confidence.    Read more