Welcome to The Blogging A-Z Challenge April 2012! Some of the most popular posts here at The Shellshank Redemption are the Motivational Mondays. So, after consulting the tortoises, we decided to make April our Motivational Month! Please join us for this (almost!) daily dose of alphabetical inspiration. We hope you enjoy it!
* I WOULD BE MOST CONTENT IF MY CHILDREN GREW UP TO BE THE KIND OF PEOPLE WHO THINK DECORATING CONSISTS MOSTLY OF BUILDING ENOUGH BOOKSHELVES. (Anna Quindlen) *
I admit it, I don’t have much of a sense of style. I usually like the outfit the judges hate on “Project Runway.” My hair is short so I can wash-and-go, and my make-up regime mainly consists of me washing my face and swiping on Chapstick (or lip gloss, if it’s a special occasion.) And my home is not going to appear in any interior decorating magazine spread. I have white walls and an old carpet and a tortoise tank.
I have shelves of books that are vibrant with color and texture. They hold stories and memories and special moments. When I run my hand over the books’ spines, I am greeting old friends. I smile whenever I walk into the room.
I am home.