"Stop sacrificing your own mental health for other people's well being. Stop giving in and settling for people who mean no good. Let go the old you. Put yourself first for a change ... You matter too. 🍀
You guys, I need to tell you about my PEPS group. For those who don’t live in the PNW, PEPS is a fantastic organization that facilitates early parenting support groups. My group is all moms and we meet every Wednesday morning. I won’t go into specifics about anyone because WHAT HAPPENS IN PEPS STAYS IN PEPS, but being a part of this group has been a majorly life affirming experience. All of us met only six weeks ago, but I’ve seen these women do the kindest, most supportive things for one another. When one mom is in need, the others jump up to help. It’s such a relief somehow to be with people who are going through the same life experience, especially when it’s something as intense as new motherhood.
I’m reminded that we’re not meant to raise babies (or doing anything really) in isolation but as part of a larger community where the load can be shared. I just keep thinking about what bullshit this myth is that women are naturally catty, competitive creatures who live to tear each other down. The reality is that women’s willingness to cooperate, share resources, and support one another is the very reason our species has survived.
If you’re getting the sense that becoming a mother has made me double down on all my feminist principals, you are not wrong. Proud to say I’m getting downright rabid theses days. 🤣
Instead of getting brushed by a cheap replica,
I might as well
just bite the bullet and swallow the pain
And if I then realize
what has been caused
I would smile for the first time in a millennium
Poems from notes ☄ [10/10]
It's a little early to talk about Metällion since the parts are still being "cast" so to speak. So far two of my five main characters are POC and one is female.
Diversity is a much bigger part of the Soul Forge Saga. My MC is a bi-racial female. The series begins in an isolated location, focusing on a Norse-type of people. With each book thereafter, I pull back the lense, revealing more of the world and more races and cultures. The series features prominent characters of various races, sexes, and sexual orientations.
She'll cry , she'll try
Dreams beneath fire is not shy
She'll smile ,
with one sense two many for those who lost in the aisle
She'll conquer , all in the world beyond what wonder
She is the queen, no king will fight
Left the castle on the sky
Now she will fly .