Monday Motivation

by - June 29, 2020

There's a reason Winnie the Pooh is one of my favorites...Okay, so I don't really think he said this, but what great words of wisdom, right? It can be scary to use your voice, listen to your heart, and live the life you always imagined, but is there really any other way to go through life?

I had a busy weekend, considering I'm still restricted in a lot of ways. One of my friends got married on Saturday, and my mom came over to drive me there. I, of course, couldn't dance or stand for a long time, but I got to see some people I haven't seen in awhile (safely, of course) and had a good time. Then on Sunday, I rode to get ice cream with my husband and walked through a store. I've been trying to build up a little every day, but I may have overdone it a little bit this weekend.

This week, for me, is all about getting things set up for the August issue of my magazine while I wait for the July issue to come in and see how people react to the cover. It certainly makes a statement, and while I stand behind the choice 100%, in the south there's no telling how well it will go over, but as Pooh bear said, you've got to be bold enough to use your voice.

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  1. Hi, Ashton!

    Thank you for visiting Shady's Place today, dear friend! By the way, that's a sweet profile picture of you and Alexis sharing a moment of mother and daughter love. I am just now noticing it.

    I needed to backtrack to learn the specifics of your surgery. I wish you well as you continue to recover from the hysterectomy. Based on the old post I read from one week post-op, you were already noticing marked improvement at that early date, and I hope you have continued to feel better and stronger ever since. I applaud you for having the courage to undergo the procedure in the midst of the COVID outbreak.

    I also admire you for taking a stand and making a statement regardless of how well it will play in the South. I would be honored to have you back over at Shady's Place this Thursday when I will be pubbing a special musical tribute to Diversity.

    Take good care of yourself, hug little Alexis and stay on the mend, dear friend Ashton!