I’m a day late to International Women’s Day. Because like many women around the world, the day just got away from me. But since this month celebrates women and our accomplishments, I can still post today without shame.
Do you have a running list of people you admire? What about women you admire? I fall into the latter grouping. While there are people from all walks of life whom I admire, I am especially drawn to women to have accomplished things despite great odds, who are voices of wisdom in tough times, women whose resilience is a constant inspiration, women whose hearts flow with the love of God, young women who have not let age or circumstance stop them from going after the things they are passionate about. The list goes on.
As a woman, finding other women to look up to, to draw motivation and inspiration from is important to me personally. We all are drawn to people whose lives resonate with our own. And female role models are important to our sense of self. When we get down about ourselves (something many women struggle with), having someone to look to for an example is crucial.
Wives, mothers, creators, innovators, healers, educators, rabble-rousers—women of infinite worth, all of them.
This is my running list, not listed in rank or importance.
Dr. Jill Biden
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Diane Evans Carlson and all Combat Nurses—especially Vietnam War era.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Female Whistleblowers and Silence Breakers Everywhere
Mary, the Mother of Christ
These are just a few. Who are yours?