What does being fierce mean to you?
Today was my Grandma’s birthday and since she was one of the most fierce women I know, I thought it would be a great tribute to her to write about this topic…
If you think about in nature the animals that are known as being fierce as the ones that are feared or at the very least revered…so as I contemplated what being fierce meant to me, these beasts are what came to mind.
To me, being fierce means being unshakeable in the determination to achieve my goals, regardless of bumps in the road, or even detours. Having the belief that no matter what, I can do whatever I set my mind to…
My life has definitely not been an exercise in things being simple, but I can tell you this, there is not ONE THING I would change about my past or present because they are the amazing things that have defined who I am today. I am pretty proud of who I am today, because the person I am may be strong and unwilling to give up her goals, but I am also a girl that takes my relationships and friendships very seriously. I am fiercely loyal, and know this, when I am in your corner, you will have my 100% support.
So, how do you take your experiences and use those hard things you have gone through to make you stronger as well as being more vulnerable on the other side? The answer is simple – you don’t be afraid to trust someone else, you open yourself to someone and allow them to help you. When I first moved over to the US I had an amazing cousin that let me live with her until I had my own place to live. She asked nothing in return, and has continued to be there for me. I have made amazing friends along the way that I know will have my back no matter what, and I continue to develop more and more relationships built on loyalty and trust. Being a fierce woman in this life doesn’t mean you have to step on others to achieve your goals, in fact, it is because of the others in our life that we are able to become our true fierce selves.
I grew up in a home with 2 brothers, I have 4 sons. Living in a testosterone rich environment has made me realize how important femininity is to strength and how I can use my gifts to achieve my goals. It has made me realize that strength does not need to be aggressive or angry (the technique I used to use to protect myself), nor does it have to manipulate. True strength is not afraid to lean on others, not afraid to be there for others, not afraid to be vulnerable, not afraid to surrender to those things we can’t control, and not afraid to recognize that control is only an illusion.
Because I have never known what it has been like to have a sister, my girlfriends are like the sisters I have never had. I honestly know that my strength comes from them in some part, and I only hope that I can pay it forward and be doing the same for them and others as well.
Monday’s are a great day to start focusing on how you can achieve your goals…
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