Celebrating Womanhood: YOU Are An Inspiration!



Hosted by Living, Learning, and Loving LifeCabin Goddess, and Tea with Dee.

For one day, we want to drown out negativity and celebrate the beauty and pride of women.

These days it seems that some people want us to be ashamed of being women. They want us to believe that we’re less: less intelligent, less important, less human. There is so much negativity out there. For one day, we want to flood the internet with positive messages about women.


In my everyday conversations with other women, I am always surprised to learn that everyone else doubts themselves as much as I do. I don’t know why this continues to surprise me; while every person has their self-doubts, it seems that we women expect so much from ourselves, and when we don’t deliver perfection, we feel as if we’re not good enough. The truth is, no one is perfect, and while we know it in our heads, we don’t seem to really “know” it in our hearts.

So I’ve compiled a list of women who inspire me. This is not an exhaustive list, so if I miss you, find someone to tell you something good about yourself. Actually, you should probably do that anyway. Continue reading

Water, Water Everywhere Part 2

Last week, I wrote about our fun trip to Daytona Beach. You’ll never believe what happened at home while we were gone.

First, a little background….

We moved here in March. At the end of either April or March, the upstairs neighbors decided to shampoo their carpet. Then they decided it would be a good idea to dump the water from the shampooer over their balcony, onto my patio. I went upstairs and asked them to (very nicely) not to do that again. They said they wouldn’t. Well.

The next night, I had to call maintenance because there was water dripping from my bathroom ceiling. It was only dripping, but it had been going on so long before I saw it that there was a puddle in my floor. Maintenance took care of that; it was a leak, and the residents upstairs had nothing to do with that one.

Several times (at least once a week) thereafter, I would hear water pouring onto the patio, and I’d open the door, to find that (apparently), the 5-ish-year-old son was pouring cups of water over the edge. I would call up, asking him to stop. I’d get no response, and when I’d go knock on the door, they would ignore me.

Then they dumped soapy water onto my patio again.

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Blogging for a Cause in September and October

It seems that there are an endless number of memes and blog challenges out there. Pick a month, and you can find something to do. After surviving the A-Z Challenge in April, and the WordCount Blogathon in June, I’m not up for another challenge right now. There are some excellent things going on in the blogging world in September and October if you’re up for it, though.

September NaBloPoMo

Each month has a theme, and (optional) prompts are provided for weekdays. September’s theme is Serve.
NaBloPoMo September 2013

Suicide Prevention Blog Carnival – Post needs to be published by September 10

Help raise suicide awareness.
Blogging For Suicide Prevention Badge


Celebrating Womanhood – Linky goes up September 16

Write a blog post with a positive message about women. It can be about women in general or a specific woman who has inspired you. Linky goes up Sept 16, and posts can be added until Sept 23. Posts published previously are acceptable as long as they fit the theme.

Living, Learning, and Loving Life

Anti-Bully Project – October 1- October 31

You don’t have to have your own blog to participate in this one. Write a guest post for the Anti-Bully blog about bullying, or share your story on the blog (either as the bully or the person being bullied). If you would like to donate an item for a giveaway, you can also do that from the form on the site.

 Anti-Bully Project