After Donna and Megan wrote for us about International Women’s Day, it’ll be Kate today. Kate is one of the strongest women I have met. She’s been through a lot in her life, including a sad break-up. But that didn’t dent her spirit, nor could it take away from the person that she is. She continues to live on her own terms. Over to her…
Bob exaggerates. I’m no strong person living on her own terms. I’m just another girl, wanting to live, rather than exist. It may sound simple, but it is not. We stumble, we trip and make bad choices. I don’t see any harm in making bad choices, but having the determination and will to make a choice and stick to that.
I cannot write anything that can be remotely inspirational. But I can talk about myself. Yes, I have made wrong choices, some of them have left me crushed and broken. But I have no regrets. These wrong choices have a lot of contribution into making me whatever little I am today. I come from a small town in Iowa. Living in New York has been a dream and I am happy that I have been able to realize it. This city has given me a lot: a career, wonderful friends and love. He may not be there with me anymore, but I know I have him by my side. Everyday. Every moment.
Life takes us to lots of places where we never wanted to go. It also takes us to places where we wanted to go, but didn’t know how. This International Women’s Day, I want all of you friends to dream. If you dream, only then can you dare; and if you dare, you can achieve. That is what I have learned from life.
Wish you all the best!
Bob again. Another heart-warming post. Like Kate, if only we could all see and feel the simple things in life. Life would be so much more joyous. Don’t you think so?