Make your mess your message

This is the neighborhood Siamese cat letting me know it wasn’t wanting any pets.

I crossed paths with the cat as the day was super nice and I’d been looking at a screen for too many hours.

I listened to an audio walk with Robin Roberts where she talked about her struggle with cancer and identity. She shared some wisdom from her mom who suggested to “Make your mess your message.” I’m not sure if that’s the origin of the phrase but it doesn’t matter.

It resonated as I got some steps in and realized Birkenstocks are awful shoes for walking.

Robin has a MasterClass that expands on the concept (of owning your true self, not about bad footwear.)

side by side photos of a siamese cat on pavement and a photo of a houseplant
Source images for the double