Author: Reeanna Scott

Enough.

The life of a woman in the creative realm is a complicated one if the constraints of society are allowed to lead. There are many different stances we can take on what it means to live life as a woman. We could choose to place our focus on the hardships that have proven to be ever present. We could fret at the thought that a woman’s creativity is often suppressed by the mundane demands imposed upon her. We could dwell on the inequalities that most certainly linger. What I have come to realize, however, is the less power we give societal norms, the less power they yield- and the more prospect there is for change. I urge you to be the change you wish to see and discredit the idea that you have to work a typical 9-5 job to be successful. Deny the status quo that in order to have abundance you must work hard rather than let prosperity naturally flow. Realize that while the resilience of women is astounding, we shouldn’t have to …

The Way of the Happy Woman.

“Winter, while it can be one of the hardest seasons to embrace, has a lot to teach us about about true beauty and wisdom. Stripped of her flowers, leaves, and warmth, the earth reveals her naked self through her skeleton branches and barren ground. She becomes completely simple, having discarded everything but the bare essentials. Her scarcity and fierceness command our respect and attention, and, without apology for not being a warm and gracious hostess, she retreats into frozen silence. When we look to nature as our teacher, we see that she’s reflecting back to us a prolonged opportunity to hibernate and renew.” -Sara Avant Stover, The Way of the Happy Woman   Last winter, on a bitter cold January morning, I glanced out our window to the uninviting sight of gray clouds and frozen snow. It was the kind of weather I used to dread leaving the house in, but on this day there was no reason to venture out being that I was a stay-at-home mother to a six-month-old. Despite not having to brave the cold, a certain sadness …