Today, for me, being a woman means…
: Waking up bleary eyed and exhausted
: Discussing septic tanks issues and concerns with my husband
: Getting the fire on before my family woke up so they were warm
: Doing maths homework with my oldest even though we both didn’t want to
: Putting the same clothes on for the 5th day in a row
: Not brushing my hair again
: Not paying attention to the fact that I smell like the cross between a cab driver & kebab
: Holding my daughter on my lap for hours and hours at a time
: Comforting, soothing, lying and hoping things will get better soon
It’s not glamorous. It’s not about pushing myself in a corporate environment. It’s not about fabulous achievements. It’s not about being creative. But it’s a reminder of one of the most powerful things we can do as women. Be mothers. And just be. And be OK with that too.
Happy International Women’s Day. I hope to celebrate by having a shower and brushing my hair.