It’s been months and it’s my turn to put up a new quote (my husband picked this last one), but I can’t think of one that I’m inspired by. (Btw, please comment and share your favorite quote. I need some inspo! 🙏🏼) These days, the more I talk to my female creative friends and connecting with new ones the more I realize change won’t come sooner if we don’t try to take risks and step into a bigger arena that’s been dominate by men. Many women are slowly stepping up, more women are entering the C-suite or becoming business owners, but majority of us are still being careful of the choices we make - “I don’t want to ask for alone time, what if my husband can’t handle the baby?”, “I’m not ready to ask for a raise, let me just have few more great projects, boss is happy, and I’ll bring it up”, “I can’t pay for what you’re asking for because what if tomorrow my business isn’t doing well?”, “The pay is low, but I’ll do it because I have kids to take care of!”, “Can I ask you for help? But only if you’re free and you want to. You don’t have to say yes.”.......
I had all those thoughts before and sometimes I still do. Women naturally are just caring and nurturing human beings. If others are comfortable, then we can be comfortable. Why am I such an advocate for women to speak up, to ask for what they’re worth, to not be afraid, and not to play small? Because of my two daughters, because I’m a mom and I’m the oldest of my siblings, because I’m an empath. Every time I hear stories from one of you it just hurts my heart and makes me want to hug you and go “tell me who didn’t treat you right, I’ll go kick his a$$!” Having this fire in me is good, it’s what takes me to my higher purpose just like the flame that helps a hot air balloon fly. You will take off, too, when you uncover the fire in you. 🔥