Dear Women,

Don’t let anyone tell you to stop crying!
Don’t let anyone tell you you are too emotional!
Don’t let anyone tell you that you are weak!
Don’t let anyone tell you, you will fail!

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Don’t you dare be afraid!

Speak up!

Advocate for yourself!

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Don’t let anyone walk over you!

Don’t let anyone speak for you!

Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t!

Don’t let anyone stop you from reaching your dreams!

Don’t you dare stay in a “woman’s” place!

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Don’t you dare sit quietly…
Reach for the stars!

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Never stop fighting for equality…

Never give up…

-Pinkspen

“We Can Do it” – J. Howard Miller, 1943

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a few of my favorite things…

Watching the sunrise …

Sipping a Chai Tea Latte…

spooning in bed…

Listening to Coldplay

a porch swing…or laying in a hammock…

Driving on a open road…

my daughters smile…

Blowing out birthday candles…

the smell, after a rainstorm…

pictures with family & friends…

Riding a bike…

a waterfall…

catching snowflakes…

Reading Maya Angelou

anything Chocolate…

a full moon…

Seeing the stars, outside the city…

horseback-riding…

Singing opera with friends…

a hot bubble bath…

writing poetry…

a glass of red wine…maybe two…

These are a few of my favorite things! 

It is important to take the time to appreciate the little things. What are a few of your favorite things? 

-Pinkspen

 

via Daily Prompt: Simple

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” -Confucius
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10 things men should never say to women

  1. Calm Down! (Don’t tell me what to do…if I am not calm, its probably your fault.) 
  2. You are too emotional! (Well at least I will live longer, because I know how to let my emotions go, instead of holding on to them!) Edit

  3. You don’t have to raise your voice! (Listen… if you think that this is loud…you have no idea how raised, my voice can be…)  
  4. I don’t care! (Well, you really don’t want me to stop caring…keep it up…)
  5. What did you do to your hair? (If you don’t like my hair style, don’t say anything. It will change to something else in about a week, anyway.)  
  6. Is it that time of the month, again? (What, are you keeping track? Listen, menstruation is not the reason for my attitude, you are an arse, that is the only reason for my attitude.)
  7. I think we should take a break. (We are either together, or broke up, no grey areas.) 
  8. I want you to have my baby… (Don’t be mad 3 months later, when she is pregnant!) 
  9. You are acting like a bitch! (All I hear is, BITCH, so if you want to take that road, be prepared for pot holes, sharp turns, and falling rock.) 
  10. You sound just like your mother. (I am my own person. I sound like myself!) 

-Pinkspen

 

via Daily Prompt: Ten

 

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a love on repeat…

Beg…?
Plead…?
I pray constantly, for you.
I pray for me.
…For us!
So many tears shed…
Nights spent, lying awake with swollen eyes.
Days to weeks…weeks to months…months to years…
Trying…
Hoping for a change…
Hoping to look up, and one day it will be better…
Different… but the pain repeats.

So, I continue to beg…
Plead…
Pray…

I just know that one day it will be, destiny…
All smiles.
No fear.
No pain.
No more waiting…
…wondering…
…needing more…

…repeat.

I Beg…
I Plead…
I Pray …
…For us!
I yearn for a heart of joy…
To be complete in our love…
To be wanted…
To be desired…
…seen for all that I am…

…for all that have become…

…for who I will be.

Strong, Passionate, and Loving…
With a heart that pounds for what we could be…
For our love…
Our family…
Our future…
Our life…

 Poem Clarification:

I wrote this poem in 5 minutes…

My heart was broken, and I realized that I was repeating the same actions…having the same conversations, yet expecting a different result in the healthiness of my relationship. Relationships are difficult…they can be hard to maintain… after many years in the same relationship, it is easy to see your significant other, only one way. But, in reality, we change constantly. We are always growing… wanting more or less… life makes us need different things in our relationships and it is up to your significant other to understand this and love you through all aspects.

It can be so difficult to express how we feel when we are speaking to a loved one, because we have so many emotions invested, and we forget all we wanted to say as soon as we look at them, because we love them.

I was done talking. So, I decided to do something different. I decided to say everything that I would say to someone else, to the person I love, not verbally, I wrote it down and as I began to write, the words became poetic… broken thoughts, all carrying the same meaning:

“If you say you love me, and you won’t let me go, then love me for who I am, for I am not the the person that you first met.” -Pinkspen

I find that, when I write how I feel, instead of focusing on my initial reaction, I am able to get better understanding. It is important to me to always aim to be the best version of myself. There are things that work at one point in time, that no longer do. The older I get, I am noticing that my tolerance for dissatisfaction is limited. My patience is changing and understanding that what I deserve vs. what I want, clash at times, and it takes a strong person to determine how to handle this reality.

For now, I choose to write!

-Pinkspen 

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3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 3

So, I got off track, but there is always a good quote up my sleeve! I would like to thank Jess Wade, who inspired me to participate in this challenge. Please check out her blog Daring to Jess, to learn through her experiences!

When I was thinking about the final quote that I wanted to share, I considered so many different strong women with voices… Alicia Keys, Malala Yousafzai, Erykah Badu, Angela Davis, Lauryn Hill, Rosa Parks…

Continue reading “3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 3”

3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 1

I love words because they allow me to express myself, when often times, I find myself to be speechless, as a speaker. As a writer, I can describe every ounce of me and that is why I love quotes. Quotations provide a short, detailed, descriptive, and insightful look into the mind of a speaker.

I was not necessarily nominated for this challenge, but I was inspired to participate! I visited a page of Jess Wade, who inspired me through her writing and as a mature blogger. I am new to this community of writers, poets, artists, photographers, etc. but, I have been writing since my first pencil hit a blank page.

I appreciate Jess for checking out my site, reading some of my posts, and encouraging me to participate in this challenge. Please check out her page…she is an inspiration! 

This first quote is something that I aim to live by everyday.

As women in this mans world, this can cause many inferior feelings about our worth. 

We are taught in the media, and even in our homes, that we are not as important as men, which causes, low self-esteem; a lack of self-love, self-respect, value, and overall inequality for us in society.

I hope this quote inspires someone to see themselves as more than what popular culture and social media tells them they should be! 

Please visit my posts: 

Beauty Is..

Promises 

The Quote

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The Nominees

The individuals that I am nominating are all blogs that have inspired me in some way! Not sure, if they will participate, but I would love to see what they come up with because they are so creative, talented, and intellectual!

Natalie Schriefer – But Why?

Deb Glover – BOOKYGLOVER

Giulia – the high-heeled Papergirl

The Rules

  1. 3 quotes over 3 days
  2. Thank the person who nominated you
  3. 3 nominees each day to complete the challenge
  4. Inform the nominees of their nomination

-Pinkspen

 

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