When I was younger I kept a little red note book and filled it with my favourite quotes and passages. They were poetic words of bravery and courage found in the pages of books and lines of songs.
As I was an obsessive reader I was constantly writing down new little mottoes to memorise later. I would recite them in my head or whisper them quietly whenever I needed a little extra courage or was facing a tough challenge.
Like Gandalf who was never short on wise words and taught me that the experience of the journey is often of much more importance than the final destination. (See the pins here)
Elizabeth Bennet, who wasn’t afraid to stand up for herself against (rich and powerful) bullies. Even when she was threatened and belittled - she stood her ground and knew her worth. (See the pins here)
Anne Shirley, who against what can only be described as a hellish childhood before landing at Green Gables never, ever, stopped dreaming of a better, more beautiful world. And the inherent kindness in people, when she herself had so rarely been shown any. See the pin here
My new collection is a celebration of literary characters, who remained unapologetically true to themselves no matter what obstacles they faced, or challenges they overcame. They were brave, fearless, headstrong and often far wiser than I.
This collection is now online and you can see all the pins here!!
Which one is your favourite?