Writers on Recovery

It’s literally been almost 3 months since my last blog (outside of book reviews) and I feel horrible.

You’ve ever had moments where you just can’t put together a complete sentence? Thoughts all over the place. Too many things to do and not enough hours? That’s where I have been.

However, the power of Facebook has given me a small spark of motivation. The On This Day feature reminds me of some great writing moments I’ve had that helped me get a little more clarity on what I feel needs to be said on Write to Recover.

Now, just because I’m not here, doesn’t mean that any of us have the right to stop recovering. It is a daily journey and sometimes you need a small reminder.

I’ve compiled a list of my favorite recovery quotes. Even if none of them apply to you today, you never know when you can draw some inspiration from it.

You must be unintimidated by your own thoughts because if you write with someone looking over your shoulder, you’ll never write,” Nikki Giovanni

“If you are softer than before they came you have been loved” – Nayyirah Waheed

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them,” – Maya Angelou

You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody,” – Maya Angelou

“If you wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down” – Toni Morrison

“God bless the child that can hold his own,” – 2pac

“Being a black woman writer is not a shallow place but a rich place to write from. It doesn’t limit my imagination; it expands it. It’s richer than being a white male writer because I know more and I’ve experienced more,” – Toni Morrison

“The function of freedom is to free someone else,” – Toni Morrison

“Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced,” – James Baldwin

“Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am,” – Janelle Monae

I realize this list is very random, but that’s what quote or for. Add your favorite below.

2 thoughts on “Writers on Recovery

  1. Dee Dee Wheaton says:

    I don’t have a quote but my word for this year is “REBOOT” and I can’t tell you the number of times I have rebooted this year. I have literally stopped and reset my entire life. God gives us grace so we can certainly give ourselves grace.


    • christiancashelle says:

      That is a word I need to adopt. I often feel stuck like I can’t start over and literally everyday is a chance to reboot. Thank you for that!


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