Back in December of 2010, I planned all of the monthly themes for the entire year of 2011. The theme I planned for October included the following:
- Embracing Femininity
- Being a woman
- Challenges women face in certain areas
- Gender issues
Looking back on it, I’m thinking to myself, “Holy crap, girl! Talk about walking on eggshells.” These topics are not easy. It’s not like talking about success or working from home or budgeting – those issues are discussed often, by everyone under the sun, and with closely aligned philosophies.
But talking about being women…? I’m sure my editors think I am totally nuts. It’s almost impossible to write about the subject of womanhood without offending someone.
But c’est la vie. I am not one to shy away from controversial issues. We grow when our ideas, beliefs, and philosophies are challenged. Often times, we discover just how much we really know about something when we’re asked to back up our theories. Healthy debate and disagreement is a very good thing; we get an opportunity to learn something new or teach someone else something new.
I invite you all to contribute this month. Everyone’s got something to say about being a woman. I certainly do. I spent my first few adult years convinced that men made better friends than women. My opinion on that has changed drastically. Life happens; it teaches us things and convinces us about other things.
I look forward to your thoughts this month, whether they are encouraging, controversial, educational, inspiring, or reflective. Any and all subjects will be welcomed!
Look for the following topics from me, and even more in the business, health, technology, and relationships and family columns. Join us and contribute!
- When did feminine become a swear word?
- Why women expect, earn, and accept less money
- 10 Top Women Bloggers
- Health issues women ignore but should not
Happy October, everyone! It’s going to be a great month.
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