I have had the following motto for as long as I can remember “Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History”. It is a quote or motto that sums up standing up for what you believe in. Not being a wallflower or too afraid to have an opinion and voice it. The quote is attributed to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich a Puliltzer Prize Winning author, but if you Google the quote it is also attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt, Anne Boleyn , Marilyn Monroe and Anonymous. It is pretty scary how the Internet can take off with something, and distort the tru meaning and origin of a quote. When Mark and I were in Arizona 2 years ago I found a bracelet with this quote engraved on it, I can look at it every day and it reminds me to stand up for my beliefs and my ideals. That if I can defend my actions and they are not violent than I should support them.
My dad’s favorite quote is “Getting old is not for sissies”, and now that I am approaching 50, I wholeheartedly agree. Aging is something that I totally prefer to the alternative, but there are times that it sucks.
My newest favorite quote isn’t near as nice as the previous 2. It is best shown by its initials FFS, when spelled out meaning For Fucks Sake. My version of WTF? I have also found as I have aged my patience has diminished, so FFS has become my mantra, sometimes spoken, or just quietly running through my head. So if you see me roll my eyes, you can bet that I am thinking honestly FFS people???