I haven’t posted in a while but this kindof got me thinking….
Today is International Women’s Day and on the drive home from work they were talking about the women in their lives that has inspired an created an impact in their lives.
As people were talking about this I sat back and thought about my life and the women in them that had contributed to me in some aspect.
Mom: I have always been close to my mom, BUT since her stroke I’ve definitely gotten much closer. She is my best friend and I tell her everything. Yes she is still my mom so she can still lecture and give me motherly advise but through it all, she has always been my cheerleader. In the Asian culture, parents don’t show much emotions so its hard sometimes to feel that encouragement but I know that no matter what happens she will always be guiding me through my life and its obstacles. Since her stroke, she has always been very positive, she sees the good in everyone and always flips a negative into a positive. When I am having a tough day at work, she will know and come and try to cheer me up just by chit chatting or dancing or joking around. She has been through so much in her life and through it all she continues to put her family first, even with the stroke. She is my first thought when things get hard because if she can do it I most definitely can do it too. Thank you mom for always being by my side, cheering me on and helping me find my way when I feel lost in this world.
Girlfriends: As I’m getting older, I’ve realized how hard it is to keep in touch with your friends, so you tend to lose connection. However, I have a few close girlfriends that even if we don’t see each other that often I know whenever I message them and we get together its as if we were never apart. These girls have had an impact in my life growing up, especially in school. These girls have their own sets of personality and each one is different in their own ways. I know whenever I need them they will always be there for me. I thank you girls for always being my lifelines when I needed support, thank you for being the go to when I just need to rant, thank you for keeping me grounded and supporting me with my failures and successes. I can’t thank you enough for always being there in my life, can’t wait to share many more memories with you girlies.
Family girl cousins: I am the baby of my generation of cousins and with my cousins on my mothers side, it is 90% girls. I’ve always grown up to be the baby of the family and at times always looked up to them. Each one of them have followed their own career paths, have started a family or moved away to pursue growth opportunities. Each one of them have contributed to my life in some way. We don’t see each other that often and its not said much but thank you cousins for always being there and taking care of me 🙂
Colleagues: So I never thought I’d really include this in this post, but when I thought about it, I have a few colleagues that have truly become great friends. I’ve been with my company for 2 years now and the friendships I’ve developed with these ladies make work more bearable. Knowing that we are all on the same level, can discuss personal and work related topics had definitely brought us all closer. I have grown so much in my career and without the influences of the ladies at work I wouldn’t have learned to have a “voice”. They continue to inspire and motivate me and I am forever thankful.
Each one of these women has always been there for me, through my ups and down and have provided me with guidance and support throughout my life. I can not ask for a better lifeline support in my life and will forever be grateful. I do want to thank each and every one of you with all my heart. I am who I am because of all of you.
Stay strong, stay driven and stay motivated to make it count every day, no matter who it is that pushes you, encourages you and keeps you afloat, move forward and continue to grow and inspire! 🙂
Do you have someone special out there? If so, give them a call and simple say thank you 🙂