Updated: Sep 19, 2020
Have you ever sat down and just thought about those words?
When I think of these words my first thought is of an amazingly strong woman who kicks ass and takes names, who stands up for herself and her values, and is not afraid to conquer anything.
Then I think to myself, am I that kind of woman? To be honest some weeks I am and some weeks I am the farthest thing from a bad ass and I feel like an emotional mess!
So, I started thinking about all the women in my life, like my mother, grandmother, my sister, and my girlfriends. We are all so different and so unique. I have my shy and quiet friends who would give their left arm for you. I have my bold and strong friends who would stand up for me in a fight and kick someone’s ass if they had to! Then, there is my mother who is exceedingly kind with strong values and gives help to anyone in need! She wouldn’t be what you would typically think of as fierce, but I beg to differ!
I personally feel fierce has a number of meanings..... You don’t have to be this big badass who isn’t afraid of anything and can conquer the world, even though those attributes are nice to have.
So, what does it mean to be fierce?
You can be fiercely patient and kind like my mother.
You can be fiercely giving and caring like my grandmother.
You can stand up for what is right and protect the people you love like my sister.
You can give of your time, conversation, tears, and infectious laughter like my friends!
You can be a mother who fiercely protects her kids and showers them with love.
I personally feel that when I think of the fierce woman today, I think of all these women and their uniqueness. We as women are vastly different and strong in our own way. I love and celebrate the differences of each of you because what a boring world it would be if we were all the same!
Now, I would like to hear from you. What do you think it means to be a fierce woman today?