This post is in collaboration with Kaye from Always, Kaye.
A few weeks ago my friend Kaye asked if I wanted to participate in a collaboration she was hosting in honour of International Women's Day. As part of this collar she wanted me to answer the question: "What does being a woman mean to you?" I immediately thought of specific women that have had an influence in my life and characteristics that they possess that I hope to acquire. The three adjectives that stick out to me about these women are:
devoted, steadfast, nurturing
There are so many ways and things we can devoted to. It could be a person, a cause, a way of life. I could't help but think of my teachers while I was a youth, and their complete dedication and devotion to each and every one of their students. I felt each of their love for me as an individual. I knew I could turn to them for guidance or a listening ear. They'd stood by and for me no matter what.
There are so many women in my life that demonstrate steadfastness. They stand firm for their beliefs and will not be moved no matter what obstacle stands in their way. Even if the world is trying to change them, they stay true and constant.
I can't help but associate mothers with women, especially since becoming a mom myself. I think of my mom raising me with love, support and encouragement. Knowing she was trying to do her best for me always helped me get through. There is a certain kind of love you can only experience once you become a mom. I am so grateful that as a woman I get to have such a special gift. It's all I ever wanted to be, and I feel absolutely complete now that I have this role.