Thought for International Women’s Day

Since I wrote this last year, I left my husband, started a new career, focused on being mentally and physically healthy…Big changes. I took my own advice and as a result I feel morw than a year older, and wiser.

Rose Red

be the woman you want your daughter to become, inspirational quotes, thought for the day, international women's day My Thought for International Women’s Day

After all, Gandhi said ‘Be the Change You Want to See in the World’ and for the mother of an 11-year-old daughter this seems as good a place as any to start.

As my daughter gets older, she certainly isn’t listening to anything I tell her any more – but she is watching every move I make. Like a hawk. Having spent so long focusing my attention on her, becoming invisible as mothers can tend to do, the spotlight is suddenly on me.

What am I showing her? What does the example of my life teach her? As she grows into a woman herself, what paths does she see ahead of her?

The thought of being a role model makes me briefly toy with the idea of giving my daughter a ‘How Not To’ Guide, something along the lines of

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