Saturday, September 26, 2015

Do It With Thy Might

For high school, I attended the incredible Masters School up in Dobbs Ferry, NY. One of the first things I noticed while on an prospective student visit was the motto placed prominently on the walls throughout the school:


So in the wake of all the recent and awesome publicity, I figured I would let you in on a non-secret.

You must do everything that is important to you WITH THY MIGHT, especially those things that are particularly difficult.

Running is hard. Sometimes getting up at the crack of dawn (although mostly this is when my body prefers to be up) is hard. Teaching and constantly engaging with curious and sometimes snarky teenagers is hard. Being a mom is HARD. Being a musician is hard. Long days with little sleep is hard. 


But even though it is hard, we must put our everything into those things that keep us going. But we must also put our everything into ourselves.
Ready for the 2015 Georgia Jewel!

That is my goal for today as I attempt my second Georgia Jewel 35 Mile Run. I shall DO IT WITH MY MIGHT!

(Links will come later---gotta go and run through the forests of Northwest Georgia!)


  1. Love that motto! It just makes sense. Things in life are hard but with some "might" we might get rewarded :)
    Trish - tales from trish

  2. blessings my sistah......
    do your thang.
    I have no doubt you will triumph.
    do me a favor though, be safe in all that running you do, hopefully you are not doing alone although I know its your custom.
    am beginning to move as in walking, running - i don't have the stamina yet. My challenge? Consistency.

    Blessings to you in all you do.
    I know you are busy, when you get a breath between all that you do, stop on by my blog and say a hearty hello.


  3. I came to your blog after seeing an article about you posted on Black Girl with Long Hair. How fitting that this should be the first post I see, as I find myself once again off course. Going forward I will try to do everything that is important to me WITH MY MIGHT. Thank you!

  4. I hope you had a good run. I can't wait to hear how it when. BTW, those are my favorite chips, jalapeño kettle chips!!! Yummy spicy carbs.

  5. I saw a post on Mighty Girls and loved it. I have enjoyed running but have allowed "fat girl running" stigma slow me down. Your story has inspired me to release the stigma and do that thing that has given me such peace of mind in the past. I also love this motto. It us a way of living for sure. I normally say to take bold actions but that can be scary for people but this "with thy might" is very empowering. Thank you for sharing your experiences.