Misha Crews

Read. Dream. Believe.

pexels-photo-301694.jpegOkay, it’s almost the end of January, I guess it’s time for me to make some resolutions! One of them, without a doubt, is to read more.

I guess it’s pretty obvious that I love books (smile), but like a lot of folks, my time for pleasure reading is often limited. So this year I vow to treat myself to more reading time!

I’ve started a list on Goodreads of the books I want to read in 2018, and I’ll be adding to it frequently. If you have any book recommendations for me I’d love to hear them!

Not sure if this has been evident to most people, but I have been in a rut for quite awhile. Personally and professionally, I’ve been rolling a little ways forward only to roll right back again. It’s become apparent that in order to get out of my rut and get back on the road, I am going to have to take some big steps – maybe too big for comfort.

The idea of these big steps has been on my mind a lot, to the point that on a recent morning when I woke up, my first thought was: “I’m not ready.” Then I went on to Facebook, and the following quote popped up. Okay, Universe, message received. There’s no such thing as ready, there’s only now. Let’s see what happens from here! (And if you want to share any good thoughts, experiences or advice on self-rut-ejection, I would be more than happy to read them!)

The above quote is from this interview with the wonderful Hugh Laurie. I snagged the graphic from the Writing About Writing page on Facebook.

Today we reflect, with gratitude, on the life and lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of history’s greatest humanitarians. Dr. King committed his life to bringing grace, peace and freedom to our young and violent country. He saw the best in humanity; he knew that we can be better and kinder, that we can uplift each other and bring a brighter and more loving future to bear. We can still fulfill his dream, as long as we keep moving forward.

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Photo credit: Rebecca O’Donnell

 

Here is a link to his classic work, Strength to Love, in case you want to read more about him, in his own words:

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Let’s make practicing what he preached a year-round thing.

 

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