What I'm Repeating To Myself Daily...
And You Should Too!
Happy August! If you are like me, you are following almost every word Morgan Harper Nichols puts out into the universe. Yesterday she dropped the gem “I will pace myself through August one day at a time.” And all good people said “amen.”
Can we talk about pace for a sec? Am I the only one that sometimes struggles with pacing, with fits and starts that don’t somehow turn into steady and reliable rhythms? I don’t think most of us are very good at keeping at a steady pace.
But something happened in my spirit when I changed the calendar to August this morning. A fresh start started, a new chapter began, and I for some reason feel ready to face it.
The work of good trouble is about pacing too. About the vision and the pacing and the one day at a time mindset. Anything else and its easy to get overwhelmed, to look for emotion and movement to motivate, as opposed to the drive that the fight happens sometimes in super small moments, that can feel as fleeting as the day.
If I can remind you of one thing today, it’s that those moments matter. In fact, they are the foundation of a life built to resist, organize, pursue liberation, and to thrive. They don’t need to happen all at once. One day at a time.
If you are looking for a few ways to get in some good trouble, check out the links below.
A FEW THINGS FOR YOU THIS WEEK…
Better understand the meaning of reproductive justice.
Parenting is political - find out when school district meetings are happening, email your kid’s teacher and administrator, be a proactive advocate for non-white-washed history.
I NEED YOUR HELP!
Happy Beyonce Album Week! Which song are you listening to on repeat?
Release ya anger, release ya mind
Release ya job, release the time
Release ya trade, release the stress
Release the love, forget the rest
- Beyonce (You Won’t Break My Soul)
Stay wild and holy and free,
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