FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Women of Substance

Life have come to a phase when forwarded mails means less, personal correspondences via email is infrequent. Other than the occasional writing to friends overseas or people i don’t get to see for awhile, or organizing group get togethers.

Personal writing thru whether snail/email can close the gap. Your action tells someone, that you are thinking about them. Almost exclusively at that point, yes? Well I like to think that way at least.

The speed and pace of cyberspace connectivity & online networking have gotten closer, faster, easily achievable & tighter.
So we have caught up with technology sure. With a whole slew of IT Devices/Applications/Softwares coming out in the market.

Spoilt for choice for sure. We seem to have more control overcustomizing our communication methods nowadays, to express our thoughts & ideas.
Social media platforms you can manipulate according to your own needs.

I did.

How about the organic-ness of the approach behind it?
Something about connectivity I have yet to find the answer for, but still get it every other week.

A personal SMS, an odd email or two. An unexpected phonecall.

Women of Substance.
I haven’t heard this phrase for the longest time.
And it felt so.. Nostalgic.
A friend sent it to me via email recently (Appreciate that alot).

As a woman, have you ever thought about or even remembered your own goals and dreams in your girlhood days?
When building castles in the skies were ‘deemed’ ok?
Never ending dayreams, that spells of rainbows and sunshine.
A youth, when time seems limitless. Your exuberance for life could not be contained (For me at least and still is. Glad to know),
What happened to them? Do you remember?

The modern women today has multiple roles to juggle.

Even though social norms might conform us to taking up roles as future wives &/or mother.

Or rather, strong, independent, intelligent women. Who are possibly go-getters, and strive in life.

Globalization and the pace of capitalism urges us to continue on in the workforce.
That aside, being a daughter, friend and the self.
Phew.

DO YOU REMEMBER?
Your own life.

Have a read of the text below, give a little thought.
You might not buy everything that is said, but at least it gives you a self gauge of what you want/achieve at this point in life?.
A reminder.

Photo Credit: Monies Jewellery (DK)

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
how to live alone… even if she doesn’t like it…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
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…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
that her childhood may not have been perfect…but its over…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
what she would and wouldn’t do for love or more…

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…

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…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE …
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 WOMAN SHOULD HAVE …
a past juicy enough that she’s looking forward to retelling it in her old age…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE …
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…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE …
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…

What do you think? I personally find it a timely reminder at this phase of life. Also of some goals I have almost forgotten. Trying to live up & catch up in the current fast paced world of ‘Communication’.

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