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My Next Right Thing

If you feel something calling you to dance or write or paint or sing, please refuse to worry about whether you’re good enough.  -Glennon Doyle Melton – It’s 3:50 am. I used to think that there were enough female voices out there. I’ve spent years relishing the words of brilliant, beautiful, brave ladies who I looked up to and took strength from. I used to think that I didn’t have anything to add. Somewhere along the line, I started to think that I didn’t have opinions intelligent enough to take on the shrinking spaces between rocks and hard places that close in on us daily. I thought that enough of us were being heard; too many might make a mess. Today, I’m going to believe a different story. – Years ago, I listened to Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and one of those female voices I’ve heeded, tell the story of poet Ruth Stone’s creative process: “She told me that when she was growing up in rural Virginia, she would be out working in the fields, and she …