Okay, the question has to be asked. Am I the only person on the planet who is so sick and tired of “International Days??” I mean, apart from the uber important ones, such as; International Woman’s Day, International Dog Day, these can stay. I’m not talking about these I’m talking about; International Talk Like a Pirate Day, or International Migratory Bird Day, International Fry Day, isn’t that last one every day??? Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm. Seriously people, can we just stop. When did everything require a label/recongnition?
Why do we need a day to remind ourselves and others to be happy?
Or honoring of whom people love, or the color of another person’s skin?
It’s ridiculous, and embarrassing. In my book, How to Raise your kid without losing your Cool, I talk a lot about if we put in the work with our kids when they’re little, then you know what will happen? We will end up with kind, conscientious human beings milling about the planet, interacting with, and respecting one another; color blind, and without judgement. We wouldn’t need all these days to drive the message home to be thoughtful about what is happening around us, right under our noses. It would be as natural to us as breathing is, and would eliminate all these happy International day posts on all my social media, clogging up my feed, saving me a huge amount of time. So let’s consider just being the people we are on all the International days every day.
There you go, problem solved.
Anyway, end rant, and back to the original point to this post, which is; as we draw to the end of another Women’s History Month I wanted to share with all of you, how incredibly proud I am of the great work that has been taking place since the star of The Apprentice took office in January. Really and truly, in my entire life, I’ve never seen women come together in this way. It is inspiring, and it is beautiful. We, women, are the heart beat of life, and when we beat in unison we beat strongest, and the world responds.
We are the peace makers, the nurturers, the strong, the mighty, the fearless. We are the givers of life. When we take a stand against, not only the injustices being committed against us, but all of humankind, that is when change comes. We’re about to get a whole lot of change, and I for one am excited for our planet, future generations, and mankind.
To every single one of you who has been digging deep into your soul looking for your purpose, your voice, your passion, I salute you. This is hard, and often ugly work. None of us wants to go into dark corners, especially when talking about the dark corners of ourselves. But, the incredible thing is, where we shine light, the darkness disappears. This is what exploring yourself does to those dark, scary pieces of ourselves. So Yay you!
If you jumped off a cliff into a new job, a new relationship, or a new lifestyle, congratulations. Trying anything new when you don’t know what the outcome will be is a scary proposition, trust me, I know a lot about this…I’m constantly jumping off cliffs into the unknown. It’s both terrifying, and exhilarating. That old cliche; “you won’t know if you don’t try” is something I live by. That and “I don’t want to be 90 years old thinking ‘I wish I had lived while I had the chance'” this one is mine, but you can use it if you like!
Wherever you are currently, is where you’re meant to be. If you didn’t begin a new journey, or you didn’t go digging around in those dark places of yourself, or you didn’t march, or protest, don’t beat yourself up about it. There’s nothing that can be gained by doing that, so love yourself for doing all that you did, or didn’t do. Tomorrow is another day, why not make a commit to yourself after you finish reading this post, write down on a piece of paper something that scares the shit out of you, something that you want to conquer. Then put it where you will see it every single day, until the courage comes, and then when it does, do like Nike says, “Just Do It!”
Your first cliff will be your hardest, but after that it becomes easier, like an addiction, until before you know it, there aren’t any more dark, scary places left in you holding you back from your most amazing life, and your best you. I’m here right beside you, you Rock Star, Ass Kicking, Unstoppable Woman!