Today is international Women’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate women. I am one of those. I’m not a man. I’m not gender-neutral. I’m a woman. And I wouldn’t want it any other way. I am proud, sensitive and caring. A nest-builder, a loving parent, a go-getter and a dreamer. I’m ambitious and I want all my dreams to come true. I work hard yet can be lazy as hell. I love anything that sparkles, brightness, flowers and the colour purple.
I am strong and brave yet can feel weak and fearful. I love watching ballet and listening to classical music, a bit of Ed Sheeran or the Foo Fighters. I adore chickflicks but also Die Hard, Lord of the Rings, The Matrix and The Bourne Trilogies to name but a few. I am independent, capable of getting the job done but it’s also great to be taken care of once in a while. I want to be treated with respect and I love it when a guy holds a door open for me or my husband walks on the road side of the pavement. I love chivalry and am also chivalrous.
I am different and yet have many of the same hopes, dreams and fears as anyone. Don’t ever tell me ‘I can’t’ because I’m a woman – tell me ‘I can’ because of who I am. I’m blessed to have in my life some truly wonderful inspiring people, male and female but for today to all the ladies out there, young or old – live your life, never stop reaching towards your dreams, you are amazing just the way you are and never, ever let anyone make you believe otherwise or tell you ‘you can’t’.