Groovy morning and welcome to Women’s Herstory (History) Month!
I consider myself peaceful, diplomatic, and unifying. I am totally non-confrontational. A quality that does not serve me too well is also being passive. I skirt around divisive topics because I really do want to see people get along and not argue.
Yet here I can do something so very simple for my life (in my eyes), which is hiking, and I still get negative comments from people I do and don’t know because “you shouldn’t be doing that because I wouldn’t do that” or “I don’t like the hat you’re wearing” or one of my recent favorites “you post too many pictures.” 🙄😒🤦♀️
(I screen shot and save these interactions to keep them as a reminder of how people can be and how I don’t ever want to discourage others).
What that has shown me is I can be minding my own f*cking business and living MY best life for me, and it’s still going to upset somebody. 😬🤷♀️
You can please some of the people some of the time, but not all of the people all of the time. 👈
There are women I’ve seen that I consider strong, outspoken, ambitious, eloquent, and historical. If me simply hiking is a problem for some people, I can just imagine the wild and crazy opposition others face. 🤔😔
So let’s do something fun for March. I am challenging you to have a “this is how it should work” social media experience. All it takes is two things.
- Find something kind to say about an inspirational woman.
- Keep scrolling.
If my intention is to inspire and be inspired and a person finds that offensive, that says so much more about them than me. I try not to intentionally offend anybody. Ok except maybe that one guy from Tinder a few years ago, but that’s it!
Iron sharpens iron. Real women build up, not tear down.
Ranting disclaimer is complete! Peace and love and groove on!