Archive | June, 2012

Define Woman?

29 Jun

Hello, again!  As a first time blogger I am still figuring out this whole blog thing and how it works so please bear with me (meaning the one reader I may have…..have to start somewhere? haha) I want to preface this by saying by no means was I an english major or a writer, and spelling was my least favorite subject in elementary school so I apologize to all who are any of the above….

Now back to that definition, at this point in my life I believe being a woman for me means a few things…

1. Properly functioning body- making sure my reproductive system is functioning properly and that I am nourishing my body in a way that is healthful, is essential for me as a 23 year old. I see so many women my age struggle to get this right and struggle to fuel themselves in a way so that their bodies can do something that it was designed to do!

2. Standing up for what I believe in- too often I see women give in to bosses, professors, and even parents on things they do not believe in.  Now I am not talking about a rule set in place to keep things fair or for safety reasons, but rather a rule when questioned gets a response of ‘well that is the way it has always been’. My thought on life is that if things are not always changing then they are never improving, so I am learning to challenge the things that are worth it to me.

3. Being myself- this one seems so obvious right?  Well, it also happens to be the toughest one for me!  I have learned through talking with professor and interviewing for jobs I often come off as “sweet, young, innocent.” Now while I may not be that old, and generally consider myself a kind person, this description comes off to me as “clueless, easily manipulated” which are two things I do not want to portray.  So, I am working on it, but at the same time I refuse to alter all aspects of myself just because I feel someone may be misreading me.  In fact I often respond to this by asking that person to give me a task, to challenge me, in a sense put me to the test!

So there you go, that is what being a woman means to me as of now…. What does it mean to you?

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Welcome

28 Jun

Welcome to willinglybe!

The purpose and hope for this blog is to inspire young women to “willinglybe” themselves through embracing ourselves flaws and all! As women it is essential to learn to appreciate our whole selves (mind, body, soul) in order to grow into our fullest potential. Here at “willinglybe” I hope to create a space where women can come and express, accept, learn, vent, grow, laugh, and be who they are, free of judgement from themselves and others.

Please come visit as I work to continue to expand this space. My plan as of now is to create posts/tabs involoving

-daily exercises (mind and body)

-I love my…

-I cannot stand…

-Inspire me

-Pick me up

-Rambles ( this is where I hope to post and do updates)