The Duchess Who Wasn't
Today is The Duchess Who Wasn't Day. This day celebrates the life of Margaret Wolfe Hungerford who penned the phrase "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" in her book, Molly Bawn.
She had at least fifty-seven works attributed to her name; yet, few people know about her. Perhaps she didn't aspire to be a well-known author. Of course, in the 1800s, there were few ways for an author to promote. But in 1876, she got serious about her writing because her husband passed away, and she had to support her three daughters.
That made me wonder how many of us have to be pushed into following our dreams. I know I was pushed into writing full-time. At the time, I thought it was devastating. Now, I can't imagine doing anything else. I consider it a beautiful life.
What about you? Are you following your dreams? Have you found the beauty in life?
My thoughts, experiences, challenges, and goals. Right here. At least once a week or so. Oh, and opinions, too. Those will definitely come in. Join me!