Friday, October 7, 2011

Girls Night In

Happy Friday!



I've had a lot on my mind lately like what my next step in life will be, the fact that my boxes are still sitting in my parents living room, and I had to shovel 3 inches of snow off my car before work in early October, I don't think I can deal with that all winter. I knew announcing the fact that I am dating and proceeding with my life would hurt some people, but I have to be true to myself and realize this is MY blog, and I can't write and not share about the positive things in my life for the protection of others. Life goes on. But one of the main reasons my healing process has been so much smoother, is the blessing of a new bestie at work. Which is why I'm excited for a Girl's Night In  tonight consisting of comfy pj's, deli, wine, and chick flicks!


So to celebrate empowerment, I wanted to share a poem/ forward all us women have read before,
but gets me everytime and is always a good reminder in life.

MAYA ANGELOU

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...

enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own,
even if she never wants to or needs to....
something perfect to wear if the employer,
or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..

a youth she's content to leave behind....
a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to
retelling it in her old age....
a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra...
one friend who always makes her laugh... and one who lets her cry...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ........

a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family...
eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems,
and a recipe for a meal,
that will make her guests feel honored...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..

a feeling of control over her destiny.....
how to fall in love without losing herself.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

how to quit a job,
break up with a lover,
and confront a friend without
ruining the friendship....

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW....

when to try harder... and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

that she can't change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..
that her childhood may not have been perfect...but it's over...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
what she would and wouldn't do for love or more......
how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW.. .

whom she can trust,
whom she can't,
and why she shouldn't take it personally...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

where to go...
be it to her best friend's kitchen table..
or a charming Inn in the woods...
when her soul needs soothing...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

What she can and can't accomplish in a day...
a month...and a year...


Have a great weekend!



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1 comment:

  1. ahh i love this entry!! how beautiful to see you full of joy!! life does go on and your perspective is as inspiring as ever!! i'm so grateful for your blog and that you always stay true to you!! hope you have a beautiful weekend!!

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