“There is nothing gutsier to me than a person announcing that their story is one that deserves to be told, especially if that person is a woman. As hard as we have worked and as far as we have come, there are still so many forces conspiring to tell women that our concerns are petty, our opinions aren’t needed, that we lack the gravitas necessary for our stories to matter. That personal writing by women is no more than an exercise in vanity… But I want to tell my stories and, more than that, I have to in order to stay sane… And if I could take what I’ve learned and make one menial job easier for you…than every misstep of mine was worthwhile.”
~Lena Dunham, Not That Kind of Girl
For me, lots of travel means I get to buy lots of books, and the latest addition to my collection is Lena Dunham’s book, Not That Kind of Girl. I love hearing other people’s stories, and I love the excerpt above, as Sydney and I wanted to make this blog a place where we can eventually tell our stories, opinions, and ideas – as well as those of others.
So this Saturday morning, as I wrap up my travels for the week and head home, I’m:
Reading Lena Dunham’s book (Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned”).
Wearing these One Teaspoon Jeans from The Oxford Trunk. (I can’t get enough of these things…I’ve worn them so many times since I’ve gotten them!)
Listening to Van Morrison’s Into The Mystic, solely because I miss Blake like crazy and he loves this song, so it always makes me think of him. (I’m coming home today, Mr.!)
And reminiscing on this past week I’ve spent working in Scottsdale with my dear friend, Lindsey. We’ve been staying at the Four Seasons, and between all the work, we’ve been able to lounge by the pool, hike Pinnacle Peak, rally around the golf course, and attend several interesting meetings and dinners. This week I’ve been especially grateful to have Lindsey here – it’s crazy how being with someone really great can make any experience so much better! Here are some iPhone snaps from our week here!