#108wordstories - motherf*cker.

I’ve been on a Cheryl Strayed kick recently (reading Tiny Beautiful Things and several of her older essays) and am completely smitten with how she uses “motherf*cker.” It’s one of those words you almost have a visceral reaction to — the strong meaning and the harsh rhythm in the pronunciation makes your head pull back like you’ve been slapped. That’s her intention I think — to smack out your fear, insecurities, excuses. Doing something “like a motherf*cker” is about going after what you want, being the person you desire to be, living the life that aligns with your soul. Go fists-and-heart into what’s meant for you.

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