In the Quiet: I Am Messy Beautiful

When I let the world go quiet, the conversation begins, as is the risk of being a modern day parent. So I keep busy to keep it quiet. 


Of the four kids, I planned exactly two so I have to dedicate myself to those two to prove they were meant to be, while also making the ones who were planned feel the joy at their arrival. 


I remember feeling a sense that my mother should feel entitled to parent us - and that of course she was, as am I - but I also want to raise them with a balance of knowing they are fortunate. 


I want to open my mouth and sound like a prophet. I want to give them sound bytes and words of wisdom that they want to pass along to others with an "My mom always used to say...." because then I would know that I got it right. 

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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who works from Elan.Works, a designer and editor at GenderAvenger, and a speaker who has spoken across North America. They have been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health, Woman's Day, and Flow magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.