The ways they have mentored me, guided me and helped me in my times of doubt and confusion cannot be put into words, but I know that the woman I am today is a product of my strong surroundings. My mother raised 3 strong minded women; like my mother, I know my sister Abby will impart to her kids the same strength and wisdom our mom has imparted to us. I am blessed to have opinionated, intelligent, beautiful and loving sisters.
We are the girls with anxiety disorders, filled appointment books, five-year plans. We take ourselves very, very seriously. We are the peacemakers, the do-gooders, the givers, the savers. We are on time, overly prepared, well read, and witty, intellectually curious, always moving… We pride ourselves on getting as little sleep as possible and thrive on self-deprivation. We drink coffee, a lot of it. We are on birth control, Prozac, and multivitamins… We are relentless, judgmental with ourselves, and forgiving to others. We never want to be as passive-aggressive as our mothers, never want to marry men as uninspired as our fathers… We are the daughters of the feminists who said, “You can be anything,” and we heard, “You have to be everything.”
— Courtney Martin (via the-woodlandnymph)
Courtney Martin will be on my campus tomorrow and I have to miss it for one of the aforementioned appointments. for my anxiety disorder. for being one of these girls. (via alejcado)