Dolly Writes

Journey of a growing woman

Category: In their words

Quote: Nelson Mandela

So. I believe I have mentioned on here that I am writing a script. I literally woke up one morning and decided that I was going to do it. I had been having these stories floating around in my head and even though I had doubts on myself, I decided to do it anyway.

It has been a rollercoaster so far. Some days, I am flowing with so much to say and some days, I am just off. There are periods of great creativity and there are some off days. Basically, I get to a point sometimes, where I can’t figure out what the next scene is going to be. I have an outline of how it will go but I’m not sure what exactly will go on the next scene. A couple of weeks ago, I would have been beating myself up about this. Now, I just attribute it to the writing process because once it clicks, it clicks.

There are days when I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing and that can be frustrating. I doubt myself a lot of times but I am resting on God and I believe that I can do it. I also have had a lot of amazing people support me on this journey.

Anyway, I just wanted to share this quote by the late great Nelson Mandela to encourage us to always keep pushing even in times of despair. Shit might not be easy but that moment shapes us into being better versions of ourselves.

It always seems impossible until it’s done.


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Quote of the day: by Maya Angelou

This quote by Dr. Maya Angelou is just a reminder that we should treat others how we would like to be treated.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Stay blessed. xx

Quote of the day: by Martin Luther King

Today, these words of MLK should motivate me, you and everyone to always strive to be the best that they can be.

And when you discover what you will be in your life, set out to do it as if God Almighty called you at this particular moment in history to do it. Don’t just set out to do a good job. Set out to do such a good job that the living, the dead or the unborn couldn’t do it any better. If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, sweep streets like Leontyne Price sings before the Metropolitan Opera. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven will have to pause and say: Here lived a great sweeper who swept his job well.


Photo: University of Kentucky.

Something to make you laugh…

It’s Saturday. Something to make you guys ke ke a little bit