Today is International Women’s Day, and I can’t help but to have mixed emotions.
On one hand, I feel so lucky and fortunate to have found myself surrounded by a group of strong bad ass women who truly inspire me to be better and keep reaching for my goals. I see these women uplift each other, support one another, run successful businesses or rock their jobs, be loving wives/moms/friends and really embody what it means to be a boss bitch. I would shout it from the rooftops if I wouldn’t look crazy but I love these women, women that have truly good souls and hearts. Women that have each other’s backs and are strong enough to fight through the lows and celebrate the highs.
Then I see the other side of women. The conniving, deceitful side that is full of back stabbing and shaming. I can’t say I’m innocent from this. We’ve all done it at one point or another. I think you’re lying if you say you’ve never talked behind someone’s back or said negative things about them, whether it be about their actions, appearance or personality.
I’ve leaned that it’s okay to have a smaller circle of friends and weed out the fake friends. Not everyone is your cup of tea. But what’s not okay is to trash someone because they are different than what you want them to be. Can’t we all live our own lives in peace and simply respect one another?
I feel like I’ve grown so much over the past year. I’ve learned that negativity gets you nowhere but positivity gets you anywhere you want to go. I’ve severed ties with toxic friendships and grown relationships with women who are empowering, positive forces. I’ve learned the power of silence, but I’m still working on putting that one in action 🙂
Most of all, I just want to be able to go along my path and live the life I choose surrounded by people I let in. I don’t think it’s asking too much, but if we all just minded our own business and went on with our lives wouldn’t the world be a better place?
Miley Cyrus said it best, and I can’t even believe I’m going to quote her but hey, girl power right? “Can we all put the cuntiness aside for one fucking day and love / celebrate one another!”