January 8, 2018

A Well-Heeled Step In the Right Direction

It all starts starts with a step

While I don’t have proper cable television, I was able to see some highlights from last night's Golden Globes thanks to the internet’s quick turnaround time. And by some highlights, I specifically mean Oprah’s acceptance speech as the first black woman to win a Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. Y’all, today, I woke up reinvigorated, rejuvenated, and revived knowing that I exist in the same time space dimension as this woman. As a lot of women, actually. You, even!

"It almost makes it feel like what I’ve done so far is pointless in comparison to what I have left to do. How can I celebrate taking one step when there are 50 million more to go, right?"

While there are days where the best thing I accomplish is inventing a new way to wear this fur jacket again so I can validate my purchasing it on a whim, I know there are many more days to come where I will actually accomplish something that I can be proud of—not that I’m not proud of this outfit. I absolutely am. Any time I can mix leopard print and stripes, I’m counting it as a win.

As of right now, all I’ve done is taken a step. A single step in that direction of something I hope to achieve, but knowing that there are so many more steps to go is pretty damn daunting. It almost makes it feel like what I’ve done so far is pointless in comparison to what I have left to do. How can I celebrate taking one step when there are 50 million more to go, right? This kind of thinking usually leaves me feeling completely unmotivated, and I’m trying to shut it down. I don’t need that kind of negativity in my life.

What I do need, though, is to remember that a step is still a step is still a step. I am closer to what I want than I was yesterday, and with every slow, scared, shaky step, I’m only getting closer. We’re only getting closer.


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