I need to tell you about someone because she thinks deeply and writes about it. She makes me want to think more deeply and write more truly. A note for everyone: anyone who makes you want to think deeply about the world and do something about it is someone you should treasure. Also, she likes Glennon Doyle of Momastery and I can get down with anyone who loves Glennon. She is, by the way, named Dollie–this woman who thinks and writes and does. In one of my favorite posts, when she talks about discovering her voice, she quotes our pal, Glennon and I think that starts this introduction out right as well:So Glennon helped Dollie find her voice and now Dollie is giving her love offering to the world. She makes me feel so much less alone when she talks about her twenties (which she literally just left) being an emotional roller coaster (word). She puts my thoughts to paper, er blog, when she writes about “dreams juxtaposing one another,” I think finally someone gets it! Sometimes I feel completely torn into two directions and not bad directions either. Does anyone else know what we mean?
Here is Dollie by the way and her husband and her pup. You can put a face to the voice she worked so hard to find.Growing up is hard. Life is hard. Dollie gets it. She asks the questions I would like to ask like, “What the hell is a signing bonus and how do I get one?”
(Is she right or is she right?)
But in the hard is the lovely. Dollie writes about her life theme as “floating in the middle” and how that used to bother her but now she is learning to live there and love it. And that’s why I love Dollie because there is so much beauty in what seems hard or even ugly.
In fact, I would argue that is where we discover true beauty–in the hardships and in the mistakes–in those moments where it seems as if we made a wrong turn. That’s lovely. That’s where you find truth and a realness like cold air on your face in autumn. I think Dollie agrees with me. At least that’s the feeling I get from her writing and getting to know her so, I’m going to go with it.
You’ve got to read her writing. And while you are at, please read the story behind her blog name: Two Wooden Spoons. It’s the most best origin story of a blog title I’ve yet to hear and oh by the way, Dollie and I have this in common too: we’re adventurers. She started her blog because she knew her life was going to do a 180. Love that. Relate to that.
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