Growing up, I was a real tomboy. Don’t know if it was because I have 2 brothers, or maybe just because I was born this way. I was just a boy kinda girl. I didn’t have many girl-friends and only hang out with the boys. I used to climb on trees, play football and go to judo trainings. I did everything I could not to be a “girly girl”.
I didn’t really understand the true power of my femininity, or maybe I didn’t even want to.
It even came down to a point, at the age of 4, that I didn’t speak to my mom and dad for weeks, just because they “made” me a girl and not a boy, like my brothers.
The last 6 years of my life were probably the most educating years in my life so far. The biggest and most important thing I’ve learned was to accept myself.
Only about 6 years ago, I started accepting my femininity and obviously accepting myself as a woman. It took me a long time to get here, and I still have a way to go to accept myself 100% as I am.
In these past few years I was also lucky enough to meet so many incredible, powerful women from all kinds of backgrounds. The more women I meet, the more I understand the great powers that come with being a woman.
No matter where we came from and where we are today, WE, WOMEN, all have the same issues, the same fears and we make a lot of sacrifices to make others happy.
Each and every woman I meet has issues with her self just because she is a woman.
We are taught that we need to be careful, to dress properly, to meet a proper man, to do the household work, to raise children, to shave our legs, to be thoughtful, to look pretty, to be polite, not to raise our voice too load and so many other limitations that are coming hand in hand with being a woman.
What I’m trying to figure out is WHY? And why should we accept that?
These are all fears that stop us from doing great things in life and holding us from moving forward.
We are all raised with the fear, that because we are women we have to follow the rules. And there are some rules that would apply only to us, just because we are women and this is our jobs / destiny / duty / sacrifice etc.
I’m just a woman who understands that women are powerful. That we are strong. That we can do anything and everything we want to. That we can be successful without apologizing for that.
As I was training to become a Pilates teacher I understood, that I want to be there for other women.
I want to work with women, I want to be inspired by women and I want to support other women to accept themselves regardless of what we were taught.
I am so inspired by the women I meet everyday, and I salute all the women in my life and all the women out there.
Being a woman could be the hardest job in the world, but it is the best one we will ever have!!
This post is dedicated to all the incredible women I’m lucky enough to meet.
I am so grateful for my job that gives me the chance to meet all of you.