This month, Frankly Speaking, focuses again on phenomenal women and how we embrace and manage our universal experiences, rainbows and clouds, courage, and resolve. We are a journey, not a destination; our life is a process, not an event. Even still, we are motion, loving, serving, nurturing, encouraging, and empowering. We are love, and love does. And yes, sometimes… sometimes we get stuck between our no longer the familiar, the habits, and our not yet, who we were created to be, and we may ask, “Am I enough?”
By the way, the correct answer is a resounding YES!
“Society, with its structures, expectations, and divisions, has fostered certain ideas about women that are not always flattering. Many people believe that strong women are not feminine and that assertive women cannot be trusted. My all-time favorite is that women who exhibit any degree of clarity about who they are and what they want are dangerous. Do not forget that a bossy woman is domineering, making her the B word. We won’t bother to mention the myths that women are not as smart as men or cannot handle money. The point is that some people believe these things about women, and some are women!
Labels define. Often, labels set up expectations. Labels prescribe how much, how little, and sometimes how long a thing can be used. Labels are descriptive. Labels are protective. And labels can be removed. It just may be that the time has come to take the labels off women. It is probably more accurate to say it is time for women to take the labels off themselves.
Share and enjoy Catherine Ahearn’s story of ignoring the labels and becoming a successful entrepreneur. There are stories along the way that will grab your heart. Thank you, Catherine!Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.