Hello my lovelies. I want to start this new ‘series’ where I list out a few of my favourites for the week. I’m not very good at explaining it so just read on…
Let it hurt. Let it bleed. Let it heal. And let it go.
— Nikita Gill
I feel like my subconscious resonated to this quote so much because I just got my wisdom tooth taken out earlier this week. It’s actually funny how relatable it is to my poor gums right now.
Anyway, this quote is incredibly powerful in its simplicity. It focuses on the need for us to heal ourselves and move the heck on. To not dwell on things that no longer serve us. Perhaps that’s a nice reminder for all of us to leave the past behind at the beginning of this new year. Our past does not define us.
Women who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés
I’m not gonna lie, this book was quite difficult to read at the beginning. Not because it’s bad, but because it is so well-written that it takes time for my small brain to process it all. She uses beautiful metaphoric language that fully encompasses the ‘Wild Woman’ which she talks about throughout the book. I’ll try not go crazy and write an entire GCSE English Literature essay on this.
Clarissa uses stories to teach women how to get back in touch with their wild side. This includes topics such as suppression of women, body image, addiction, and more. It’s pretty thick so it’s taken me while to get through, but there’s something about it that I keep wanting to come back for. I think there is something in this book for everyone, both male and female. You’ll find yourself relating to every single word. It’s just an incredibly empowering book as a whole.
“It is worse to stay where one does not belong at all than to wander about lost for a while and looking for the psychic and soulful kinship one requires”
“Though her soul requires seeing, the culture around her requires sightlessness. Though her soul wishes to speak its truth, she is pressured to be silent.”
“Do not fear ‘not knowing’. In various phases and periods of our lives, this is as it should be.”
This little cutie is a rescued dog at my local dog shelter. Her name is Holly and she is the most adorable ball of fluff. I walked her once and instantly fell in love. When I went back two days later, she had already been adopted. It was a bittersweet moment. I hope she’s now with a loving family which gives her many pets and belly rubs.
Believer – Imagine Dragons
This is officially my favourite song to listen to whenever I need that extra boost of energy. I feel like I can take on the entire world every time.
Aaaand that’s it! Hope you like this new format. Thought it would be a nice way to share more things with my fellow readers. Plus it forces me to at least read a book every week so it’s a win-win situation. Have an awesome week!