Happy International Women's Day! To all of those amazing, strong, sensitive, creative, kick-ass women out there ... Cheers to us and to all of the contributions we have made to our world!
As a mom of 3 incredible men, and a wife of a man that is a true partner, I know that we don't become who we are without the help of those around us! It takes a village to raise a child and I, for one, am thankful that my village started with a father figure that believed that nothing was impossible for men or women. He would take me out to celebrate if I failed in something because it meant I was going beyond my comfort zone and that was his way of saying "keep going and trying!"
Today, I am surrounded by quite a bit of testosterone! The lone female in a home of 3 boys turned incredible men and my husband! How lucky I am that I have and have always had the support, encouragement, and challenge when needed! Nothing made them happier than me going after what created a fire in my belly and nothing was undoable, unattainable or unreasonable. Each and every failure (and there were plenty) was greeted with "you tried and gave it your best!"
So while we celebrate us women, let's give a nod to all of the men that are our partners in crime, whether in the home or in the office. All of those that encourage, support, respect and expect greatness from us! We celebrate it all!
Surround yourself with those that believe in you, push you to be the best version of yourself, challenge you at those critical moments and you will find that you will be upgraded!