There is a way of being in the world that is elegant, kind, intelligent and fierce.

By watching my mother and grandmother I knew these qualities were not only attainable but sort of the whole point of this silly life. Regardless of whatever- you decide the person you will be. Only you. (I know, sorry.)

I try my best to live by example, but fall short at times. Okay, a lot actually.

When I forget and get caught up in the nonsense and noise, I pause and remind myself – I am the daughter of Connie. The granddaughter of Eleanor. And the greaaaaaaaat, greaaaaaaat granddaughter of the Queen of friggin Sheba.

I then exhale and proceed… until the next time.