March 8th is International Women’s Day, and I decided to take this opportunity to encourage women, as we find ourselves in an interesting time in history. It’s a period filled with many viewpoints of women’s abilities, successes and challenges. Although many advancements have been made, there are still inequalities in the workplace, especially concerning the pay gap between men and women. I think of the employee who is paid less than her male counterpart, or the young girl who has been told her dream of becoming President is impossible. However, gradual changes in society are giving women more opportunities than ever.
Women have been ingeniously designed not only to bring life into the world, but to continue to care for those lives while balancing work, school, and other obligations. Those who choose to start a family at a young age often have the ability to continue their education and earn an income from home while remaining the sole caretaker of their children. Some may choose to make their children an exclusive priority, while others choose a career; still others decide to do both. Every woman has unique talents, and it’s important to remember there are so many options. Though it may require sacrifice of time, money and valuable sleep, women can find fulfillment in many different areas.
Sometimes in the stress of everyday life we forget to take a breath and remember who we are as individuals: our goals, natural talents and dreams for the future. If we search our hearts and find out where we are meant to be, we can make an impact in both our homes and in our world.
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