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The week between Christmas and New Year doesn’t really belong anywhere. The previous year is over… you’re burning the rest of your vacation, keeping the kids busy while they’re out of school, and packing away your Christmas decorations.
But the New Year hasn’t begun yet. No parties, no ball dropping, no resolutions. No man’s land.
Pioneer. Explorer. Trailblazer. I’m especially drawn to stories of women who have defied societal norms and their own fears, who stepped out in faith and accomplished something for the first time. So when I took my 9-year-old daughter to the library to get a new book, the book with a black and white photo of Amelia Earhart caught my attention. The title of it… Explorers.
Three-year-old boy shot by playmate in Washington state. Mom charged with trying to kill baby left in drain. 12-year-old boy with toy gun fatally shot by police. Mother who shot children dies from her injuries. One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs.
She just got out of jail. Her parents can’t handle her anymore. She’s been abused. Her daughter is 2 years old and living in foster care. She’s on suicide watch. She does drugs and is addicted to alcohol. These were the very stories of young girls I was going to talk with about inspiration at a state-run home for girls.
Do you think they felt inspired? Probably not…
Do you think they wanted to be inspired? Probably not… […]