AI: For Mur, for you guys, and for me.
First, a heartfelt thank you for all your example and suggestion about how you just keep going from last week. I’m in the midst of one of those months where it all seems to be a lot, and your input made me feel not so alone.
Another lifesaver in the water came from Mur Lafferty, writer of superheroine fiction that celebrates the extraordinary ordinary. She’s a personal hero of mine, and it seems like she’s been having a week or two herself.
Last week, when I was keeping my head down against the storm, and doing things ten minutes at a time, and asking you fine people for advice, I was also re-reading Playing for Keeps, which is a must-read-when-I-need-reinforcment-and-fun-too for me. It’s about Keepsie, a woman who lives in a town full of superheros and is super herself, but with what is something of a “ordinary” power. And the grace of finding that sometimes, the ordinary is extraordinary.
Mur’s tenacity, talent and fierceness is inspiring, and to see her say “to hell with this, I’m going for it” was the last bit of not-exactly-cheerleading I needed to kick my own butt into gear. I am in her debt, and in yours too, Skepchick readers.
This week I’m asking y’all to celebrate yourself. I know we all have things we can work on, and opinions about what everyone else could work on, but I am not interested in those this week:
What’s your extraordinary? What is one of your favorite things about you?
Three things for this week’s question:
- Because you are here, I assume you have a beautiful mind. You can pick this favorite thing to share if you like, but you can also assume this is a baseline truth and gimme something else!
- I will be watching out you people and for myself. Any sass or snark I’m deleting with bias. This is not the thread for that.
- That’s me in the featured image, dressed like a superhero, showing off one of my favorite things about me: I have a big mouth. :-)
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3pm ET.