Happy International Women’s Day!!!
What a year we’ve had. I’ve always loved being female. Even when I’m spinning twenty plates and I look over at my husband, feet up, bike magazine in hand, and feel envious that he wakes up, goes to work, comes home from work, and repeats five days a week, while it seems like I work twelve hour days seven days a week. I’d still rather be me. My life is very much like the old saying; “a woman’s work is never done.” Maybe it’s because I’m not content simply to be a wife, and run our household, YB often says; “you bring this pain upon yourself.” If I didn’t have all the ambition in my heart to be more, do more, from my writing to my charity work, I too might have more time to sit and flip through magazines. But would I be content?
The answer is no. I would not be. Nor would I ever in a million years, or one hundred lifetimes want to be a man. I love being a woman. I’m thankful every single day that I am one. I’m grateful that I have been blessed with the body that grows the child, carries it, and births it. I feel like a superhero every single day that I’m alive. As women we’re remarkable creatures, and I for one love being a part of this powerful tribe, and I love the fact that I brought three phenomenal women into the world and added to the bad ass crew!
It’s also incredible to witness the powerful movements that have started this past year. I never thought in my lifetime that we would see something like #MeToo or #TimesUp. I hadn’t imagined that there would be any consequence, ever, for men who behaved in this way as a habit, never mind that we would see them removed from their positions on high. We’re finally being heard, really heard, from young to old our stories about how some men, in positions of authority, have used that power to abuse, manipulate, and take advantage of us is having real ramifications. The patriarchal norm of our society was not only challenged this year, but it has been toppled. I pray that the bravery of the women in North America will be felt globally, and women who live in countries and cultures were women are treated as if they are disposable will find encouragement from our progress, unite, and find their own voices and with that, their freedom.
Wherever you find yourself in your female journey I hope that you have a tribe that you feel supported by, and that you also support. I pray that you’re solid in the knowing that you are magic, and without you the world cannot, and would not continue to be. I hope that you know how incredibly valuable you are, and if there is anything within yourself that is causing you to doubt your awesomeness that you are working on overcoming that. Because you are a woman, you are the center of life, you are life, and in you all things are possible.
I love you fierce Wonder Women, charge on to the greatness that is inside of you!