Have a Great Weekend!
Last summer, I read Oprah's What I Know for Sure. Something that I've learned about motherhood (please note: this is coming from all of my six months of motherly expertise) is that nothing is forever, unless you want it to be. Likewise, everything is not permanent, again, unless you want it to be. What I mean is, things happen. In fact, shit happens all the time, man. I had so many absolutes going into motherhood...
For example, I was 100% certain I would never give X a drop of formula. But life happens, and she has since gone through our entire freezer stash, and I have to go away for work for the day, and you better believe that I won't be letting her starve. Ultimately, the only thing that I know for sure is that every time I look at her little face, it feels as though my heart might burst. Dear X, if you read this someday - just know that I am doing the best that I can!
Until then, here are some links from around the web...
A friendly reminder to slow the f*** down. The work-life balance struggle is forever real.
"Then this year, our daughter showed up with entirely new things to teach. And in just five months, she’s worked on one important lesson: slow the fuck down. All you could possibly need to live a joyful life is right here on this floor."
These older ladies present some serious Life. Goals.
Successful creative people say no.
Que bella falda.
Was disappointed to hear that JK Rowling has been mostly silent to the backlash she has received for her writing about skinwalkers (found in her multipart History of Magic in North America), which according to Navajo legend, are said to be evil witches or wizards who can take on the form of animals.
"Dr Adrienne Keene told Rowling on Twitter that “it’s not ‘your’ world. It’s our (real) Native world. And skinwalker stories have context, roots, and reality … You can’t just claim and take a living tradition of a marginalised people. That’s straight up colonialism/appropriation.”
Have a good one, y'all!
Credits // Photo: Frida Kahlo, Not in the Mood Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, Valentin.