Grateful Geek: Phenomenal Woman

This week, prolific writer and activist, Maya Angelou, passed away.

Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

Much has already been said about her and her work. She was undoubtably a wonderful writer, but I have always preferred to hear her speak. There’s no better way to see personality and wisdom shine through.

She was inspiring not just because she was a very accomplished woman of color, but because she lived boldly and poetically, always open and encouraging.

My favorite quote by Dr Angelou is: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Beautifully said. RIP.

This week, I’m also lovin’:

Getting back to business + powering through…with patience + plans, vision boards and solid goals + getting over it and experimenting + Coldplay’s hauntingly beautiful “Ghost Stories”+ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children + a short, fancy-free ‘do a la Yasmin Sewell + Pixar’s 2015 release Inside Out + motivational catch-up sessions with my uncle + biscuit chic + the elegant Angelina Jolie in Saint Laurent + morning croissants with infinite cups of tea and vanilla macchiatos + confidence and encouragement + breezy walks + dreaming of writing + middle-of-the-night chats with my hubby

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