What a great day to be a woman! I love the idea of having an international women’s day. After all, none of us would be here if it weren’t for a strong woman that carried us in her belly for 40 weeks! I still get amazed by reading that number. 40 weeks is a long freaking time, and I almost think that at times that 40 weeks is brushed off as easy or just something that women do. If you are a woman that is currently carrying a child in your belly, has carried a child in your belly or looking forward to one day carrying a child in your belly…KUDOS to you. It’s a huge goal and accomplishment and one that shouldn’t be brushed off as easy.
I often reflect on the time being pregnant and honestly it was really hard but also so fulfilling and gave me such purpose. I feel so fortunate for having the opportunity to have my own body create a new life. If that’s not an empowering feeling I’m not sure what is. But, that being said it came with a lot of sacrifices. Sacrifices I was very happy to make, but ones that I could own and ones that I couldn’t.
There is a certain stigma about a pregnant person in the work force both positive and negative. The same goes for a working mom, a mom that is pumping and a first time mom. The one thing I have learned from being in all of those positions is how truly physically and emotionally strong women are to balance it all. Wow! That is all I can say.
My mom is over visiting me today and somehow we got on the topic of voting. I love voting and the reason is because at one point in history women did not have the right to vote and now we do. It is so empowering to think of those women that fought for this right. They took time out of their busy schedules to make sure their voice and opinion were heard. I love voting because even if it sometimes feels like your one vote doesn’t matter, it does and it’s paying homage to those women before us who gave us this right.
I watched a great segment on GMA a few minutes ago regarding women in the workplace and I have to applaud Michael Strahan. He presented the segment and said he just doesn’t understand the gender pay gap. It should be equal pay for equal job and it should. I love that he took a stand and said that. It was just so powerful for me to hear it from him. I will try to find a link to the post at some point today and attach it here if they share it.
Here’s a different article I did find from GMA in the time being that I think is so nice to share. It’s about ambitious women: https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/living/story/female-entrepreneurs-describe-learned-embrace-ambition-61334169
Hope you all have a Happy International Women’s Day! I would love to hear how you plan to celebrate!
Here are some inspirational memes that I found that inspired me today…