“There is a world of difference between being a woman, and being an old female. If you’re born a girl, grow up and live long enough, you can become an old female. But to become a woman is a serious matter. A woman takes responsibility for the time she takes up and the space she occupies.” Maya Angelou
Today has been a day of mixed feelings for me. Stress, excitement, enlightenment and satisfaction. This day has shown me again that not only am I strong but so is my daughter.
Tonight I am sitting in bed, reading The book of Gutsy Women- its a book by Hillary Clinton and her daughter. I have been moved and intrigued by the amazing women they have written about. But by far the most impactful for me has been the passage about Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King Jr.s wife. At the end of the chapter it states,
“Often I an made to sound like an attachment to a vacuum cleaner: the wife Martin, then the widow of Martin, all of which I was proud to be. But I was never just a wife, nor a widow. I was always more than a label.”
What an amazing woman she was, and what a great way to define herself. And I can relate to this – I have lived most of my life as a label but I am so much more than that. And I’m proud of the labels I’ve been but I know I will be more than just that.
Let’s look past people’s labels and see who they really are meant to be seen as. Themselves.
Just trying to get through another day. One step forward and two steps back it seems.
Is there ever a time we don’t worry about our children? It seems constant these days. I know she is strong and she will do right but there are days I just want them to be 5 years old again and protect them from the world.
Stay safe everybody. Some sunflowers to make all our days brighter.
A good question to ask these days while we are sitting around dealing with stay at home orders with the inability to do much else but dream the days away.
So what have I been doing? Well I am getting very excited and working hard during my downtime from work with organizing my walk for Mental health. It’s still a go for the end of September and very soon I’ll be able to share the link to the website here!
What else have I been doing? Well I have been planning my 2022 travel! If everything goes as scheduled and the world starts opening up, my birthday next year will be in Turkey! My plans to see Turkey in early 2020 were obviously canceled due to the pandemic. But as soon as my vaccinations are complete, air travel will be booked and I will be going!! March to May 2022 will be a European holiday! And I cannot wait!
What has everyone else been doing? Share your pandemic hobbies with us!
In the meantime, keep on dreaming!
After much debating in my head, I have finally got myself registered for the covid vaccine available. I am tired of not being able to travel and I know that I will be safer to myself and others by having the vaccine, and I can feel more secure getting on a plane and going anywhere at this point!
Be safe everyone and remember to mask up for everyone’s sake.