Today, October 11th is International Day of the Girl. The way I see it, being a girl is a privilege and everyday I am grateful that I get to leave my legacy on this earth as a woman. I love everything about being a girl and today, in honour of girls and women everywhere who all have deep within them the power to dream, to educate, to heal, to shine and to create enormous change, I dedicate my Top 5 Reasons Why Girls Rock to you!
Possibility: When I was growing up, there was a poster at my dance studio that said "If you can dream it you can achieve it, if you can believe it you can become it". I read that poster every day and with each word I spoke possibility into my soul. We have the power to create and dream anything we want for ourselves and our families. Not matter what we choose, it will always inspires more greatness.
- Strength: We as girls are given unstoppable strength! I mean, hello! Just think about what our bodies were designed to do. We get to carry life and then raise equally if not stronger humans. Not only are we strong physically but we have layers of emotional strength that we have yet to even discover.
- Courage: We all get scared. Of course we do, but it's knowing what waits on the other side of all that fear that makes each step towards fearlessness matter. If I think back to half of what I've done, oh man, were the nerves screaming at me! Yet, every time I faced each one, the satisfaction and joy waiting for me was 100X greater than any thread of fear ever was. We have the courage to go after what we want no matter what.
- Friendship: It's no secret that we rise by lifting others. Everyday I thank all my lucky stars for the women I have in my life and the relationships we have created. I always say that God never gave me a sister but he did one better and gave me amazing best friends. The relationships we weave with other women become our source of strength, our release our endless inspiration.
- Empowerment: Every time a woman accomplishes a goal and realizes a dream she paves the way for other women to do the same. It is our divine responsibility to go out everyday into the world as the best possible versions of ourselves not only for ourselves but for the women who broke each glass ceiling before, for our children who watch and listen to everything we say and do and for each other so that we can link arms stronger as one than we ever were alone.
Bonus ~> Individuality: Nothing is more beautiful, more inspiring, more courageous than just being yourself. The best and single most amazing thing about being a girl is the power to shine and just be yourself. That, above all, is absolutely enough.
Scream until they sit and listen. Being a girl rocks because we are unstoppable!