Thursday, September 16, 2010

The women who inspire me



Hi guys, I am participating in the SITS Get Back to Blogging event.

Today's prompt: Write a new post about a woman who inspires you.

I am constantly finding women to admire and look up to. No, I'm not talking about half-dressed women on billboards (get it? admire and look up to?).

How the heck am I supposed to pick one?

I could write about my mother, because really, she inspires me the most. But it's already stormy outside, and I have to be careful on days like this. If I start crying, I'm afraid I won't ever stop.

(original picture by scott.mcandrew)

I could write about my mother in law, but she would kill me. Literally. They would be finding pieces of me scattered across the countryside (she doesn't really approve of blogging)(ok, that's an understatement. She really, really really doesn't approve of blogging. Really).

I could choose a sister and write about her, but my other sisters would probably get mad and I just can't risk that kind of retaliation.

There are so many women that inspire me, both in real life, and online. Women who are strong, talented, funny, and confident.

So what am I supposed to do?

Write about all of them?

....Huh. That could work.

To the women who inspire me.

To the women who make me laugh, and the ones who make me cry. The women who make motherhood look beautiful, exciting, funny, and terrifying. To the strong women, and kind women, and the women who find happiness and joy even when everything goes wrong. To the women who make me think "I kind of want to be you when I grow up."

The women who aren't afraid to reach out and make friends, and the ones who find beauty in solitary moments.

And all the women who inspire me in real life, but who don't have blogs I can link to (or who would prefer that I don't).

To the women who make me want to be more than I am. Or rather, to be who I am, only more.

Thank you.

This event is being sponsored by Standards of Excellence,Westar, and Florida Builder Appliances.


4 comments:

viewfromdownhere said...

Very sweet post! I want to be like pioneer woman when I grow up too :-)

Libby said...

Hi! I guess technically I'm stopping by from SITS. But actually I found you while trying to find inspiration for my own through google searching! :-D
Beautifully written! This is exactly what I was trying to say, but couldn't figure out how to. Well done!

Jenn @ South of Sheridan said...

Lovely. :)

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

Oh my! What company to keep. Thank you and yes inspiring women all, as are you.

xo

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