I’m originally from Texas and now live in Virginia. I’m a librarian turned housewife, and sometimes I pretend to be an artist and chef in addition to a full-time toddler wrangler. Who knows what will happen next.
You might be wondering what this blog’s title has to do with anything. Since you asked, I’m moderately embarrassed to admit that it all boils down to a good chick flick.
In You’ve Got Mail, the bookstore owner writes the following to a friend:
Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life–well, valuable, but small–and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven’t been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around? I don’t really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question into the void. So good night, dear void.
I want to cheer every time I read that paragraph or hear it coming out of Meg Ryan’s mouth. Who doesn’t wonder about the impact of his or her life? Who doesn’t feel insignificant and unseen at times? And honestly, what avid reader doesn’t have a bit of a problem with living in the world of books? Of all the things of which I need a daily dose, real-world bravery nears the top of the list.
I come from a long line of scared women. The good news is that each generation seems to be less afraid than the generation before. One of my many life goals is to be brave and make sure that my small life turns into one that is small, but valuable.
Hopefully you will find something of value here, too.