I Am

he·ro noun
a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.

It’s a lovely day and my window is open. Afternoon winds blow my prism about and rainbows dance around me. I am sitting on my bed in my pink bathrobe, last night’s pajamas, and a wrist brace. It’s five o’clock pm. I’m worn out. March came in like a lion, snatched me up in its teeth, and baby, did we run. Ragged. The challenges of this particular March are the type I will reflect on for years to come. The tears could fill a fish tank, I swear.

We’re wrapping up the month with a trip to see family. We’ll be driving through my home state of Kansas on our way from Colorado to Oklahoma. I’ll carry a camera and notebook, and of course, my pink pen. I hope to capture some stories for you. May this trip be restorative.

Hero. Typically a man? Not in my book. I am a heroine. I make myself. I write my story. I tell it bravely. Thank you for all the listening you did in March. Thank you for showing up as I did. Thank you for meeting me here.


Write along with me!
Write along with me!

10 Replies to “I Am”

  1. Thanks, Angie. As I started working on my post I wrote, “Heroes are in short supply these days.” Then I went back and revised it to, “Public heroes…” Thanks for being a private hero and inspiring us to do likewise.

  2. It is always a pleasure to meet you here, whether the words make us laugh or cry, rejoice or reflect, they all help us know you and ourselves better. I disagree with the hero definition, also. I have known many women who are heroes, and you are definitely one of them.

  3. Did you make your bracelet? I ADORE it. I’ve got pieces to cut out to make another embroidered cuff and am contemplating what to put on it…

    I hope you’re having a wonderful trip. xoxo

    1. Thank you, Amy! No, I bought it from an old friend on Etsy. I think her name was ponderandstitch, but it’s been so long now! I want to see your end result! 😀

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