We have all been inspired by people in the past, paving the way, teaching us new things, being creative, challenging the norm. They have left their marks in paintings, writings, our clothing, and how we are as a society now! But, what are we doing today as individuals to keep paving the way? Is it even important that we do? If you have children, is it more important to work hard to give them a "better" life? What is considered a "better" life? What about for minorities, the LGBTQ community, women?(all just random rhetorical questions fyi)
There is a lot to think about, or not think about, depending on your passions and what you feel in important in your life. But being a woman, I personally feel the need to keep moving forward in the equality sector. I educate myself and try to be active in different ways in my small community. I'm also very fortunate to be able to find the extra time to do so, as I know it's hard for people to balance family and work and still do extracurricular things.
Anyway, I have thought about this a lot lately, and realized there are so many women in my life that inspire me RIGHT NOW. They are driving forces in my small community and outside of it as well. It slaps me in the face, challenges me and motivates me. It's women that follow their dreams and passions, that SUPPORT one another, that have great, open communication, that stand up for one another. Their passions range from farming, to apparel, to mental and physical wellness and community awareness. They are small business owners, or ladies that take huge or small parts in being active in their communities. They are artists and students, musicians and mothers and my own Mother!
I just want to say THANK YOU! You are all in my thoughts daily, I put myself in other ladies shoes to help me get through situations. It has made me a stronger/courageous, more thoughtful, compassionate human. I will take no shit, but I'll also be there for you, give you hugs and listen.
Lots of love, and thank you for your support!
Born and raised in a small town, then moved back to the same small town. Jill of many trades and happy to be so.