“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”
— Cardinal Mermillod
“Many great actions are committed in small struggles.”
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
“I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.”
“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
Hello and welcome to Mrs. Lady Renaissance. I have been MIA lately because I have been studying long and hard towards completing my comprehensive exams to receive my MA in English Literature. I am tired. My days and nights have been a blur for the past 5 months. Fortunately, I have completed my three part exam. Unfortunately, I will not know my results until the second week of June, give or take a week or so. During my time as a dedicated graduate student, I have remained insistent on working on updating my home, but due to the fact that I decided to not write a thesis, I knew studying would be something laborious in passing my comp exams and with this dedication, I knew I had to let the projects and the blog rest for a bit. Luckily, I’ve managed to create these photo ledge shelves in between. I still need two more on the other side where his floor lamp and ottoman reside, but this is the room for now. What do you think of the room so far?
The box holding toys is Noah’s favorite thing. He calls it his “secret box.” In fact, you’d often find his sister’s toys that he hides in order to frustrate her.
“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.”