Gapmuse Quarterly Roundup: Survival, Women’s History, Reflections, Inspiration & More [+Breathtaking Photography]

photo collage of inspiring women, quote, DIY smoothie, little reader, and decorated latte

Yes! Spring has sprang! If you’ve been following our blog for the past 5 years (can you believe we’ve been around that long!) you know what that means. It’s our most favorite season and a time that excites us because we get to rejuvenate our spirit and take stock of our first quarter of the year.

This year, we’re thrilled to peek back because it was quite the quarter for women! We got a chance to reflect on the outstanding achievements of powerful and superb women who inspired us in 2017, celebrate phenomenal black women who made a profound impact in the world during Black History Month, and honor women across the globe who have motivated us to be our best selves for Women’s History Month.

We also gave our readers some valuable tips on how to survive and thrive during one of our most vulnerable experiences; finding a job.

Through it all, you supported us by following and reading our blog posts and liking, sharing, and commenting on our posts on social media.

As always, we cannot thank you enough for your continued support. You inspire us more everyday to publish what matters most to women and especially, to you, our dedicated readers.

In case you missed it, here are the musings and social media posts that thrilled, inspired, and empowered you in the first quarter of the year.


1. How to survive the pain and frustration of your job search and thrive [from a Jobseeker’s Lens]:

Ouch! Any of these ring a bell? Chances are if you’re like us and of working age, your answer is a resounding, yes. Some of you may be searching for a job right now, others may have not done it in a while, while the rest may have gone through it in the distant past. Either way, we can all agree that it sucks to be on the receiving end. Read on…


2. gapmuse 2018 Black History Month Roundup: Phenomenal Women Who Inspired Us The Most:

Collage of black women in history who have made significant contributions to the world

Who knew when we decided to do a 2018 Black History Month series featuring exceptional black women in history that it would inspire so many! In just 28 days, you’ve liked our posts on Facebook nearly 1,700 times, shared with your network of family friends 440 times, and commented 55 times! That’s 440 more people who now know about these women! And who knows how many of those people shared too! Thank you gapmuse family for all your love and for spreading the inspiration. Your generosity is ensuring that these women are never “hidden figures” again! Read on…

3. gapmuse Reflections: 10 Most Profound Takeaways from 2017 that Will Help Women Flourish in 2018 [+Video]:

Split image of a woman looking out into and away from a water fountain

Know better. Do better.

Can you believe it’s the end of the first week of February already? If you’re answer is yes, join our club because neither can we! It seems like every new year goes faster than the previous one and catches us off guard. The upside is that it also gives us a chance to peek back and reflect on the learnings that impacted us the most in the past year. We’re thrilled to have made it into the new year (in one piece!), and even more excited to apply what we learned in 2017 to do better. Read on…

4. 8 Women (& One Man) Who Inspired gapmuse the Most in 2017 [+Video]:

Image of women that inspired us, popular hashtags of 2017, Pussy Hat, Women Marching in January

We’re inspired. Happy 2018 gapmusers! 🙂

Every start of the year we publish a list of women who inspiredus to do and be better in the previous year. 2018 is no different. The only disparity, perhaps, is that We’ve never been more proud and excited to publish the musing because it’s been quite a year for women!From a young rising tennis star, media mogul, and actress, to a mom, engineer, and financial guru, these women showed us how to be fearless, win with wit and grace, look out and stand up for ourselves and other women, manage our finances, follow our dreams, and much more.

Our list has a slight twist and includes one man because we just couldn’t ignore his impact on girls and young women in India and around the world. Read on…

Here are your best quotes and posts of the first quarter of the year.

Thank you for liking, commenting and helping us empower other women and girls by sharing our posts. We ❤ you.

 Best Quotes


Best of Black & Women History Months

Best Posts














We hope you had a great first quarter of the year and that our posts inspired you to be your best self now and for the rest of the year.

Here’s to a lovely Spring season filled with beauty, wonder and the best that Mother Nature has to offer.

Be inspired.








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