Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I'm not a crazy Oprah fan... I didn't sit home and watch her show when I only had one baby and not much going on. I missed her last show... I think she can be a bit annoying. There are a few things that I do agree with her on... girls do deserve an education too, oral sex is sex, and everyone should work to better him/herself.

I also agree with this quote that she posted on her facebook page (yes, I'm a "fan" of her fb page!):
“What I know for sure is this: You are built not to shrink down to less, but to blossom into more. To be more splendid. To be more extraordinary."  -Oprah

This is something that I have been thinking a lot about. And struggling with.
I often feel as if I "shrink down to less". That I don't allow myself to show my educated self. My "smarts". Like I need to play dumb for some reason. That I'm a silly stay at home mom... who doesn't have an opinion. Or at least an opinion that counts.
I struggle. I struggle with when to blossom. When to hide. When to be splendid. When to shy away. When to be the smallest bit extraordinary. When to be plain.

My focus and my goal this year is to dig deep into this struggle. To try and better understand why I question this. My worth. My splendid-ness. My ability to blossom.

Please hold me accountable.
Please help me.

I keep...

I keep my house decent. Not perfect.
I keep my clothes presentable. Not pressed.
I keep my girls behaved. Not puppets.
I keep my relationships real. Not petty.