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Happy International Womenโ€™s Day

First of all, Happy Women’s Day to all the lovely ladies out there. You ARE who make the world. Without you, nothing can exist and nurture. You are the very foundation of this humanity. I would like to take this opportunity today, to thank all the women in my life – my mother, my sister, my friends, my family members. You all have played significant roles in my life and continue to do same.

** Sorry that this post is not bookish by any means. But thank you to those who are still reading ๐Ÿ™‚


When I reached my office today, I saw this sweet gesture, from my management, on my desk ๐Ÿ™‚

Gift from office on Women's Day

I was certainly not expecting this and then I realized that it is at every girl’s desk. Isn’t this sweet? And how apt is this quote on the card:

“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.”


I was then thinking what this day even mean to me? We got an email from our HR wishing us and sharing her experiences over the years. Her mail made me think – Why we need to celebrate a special day to prove our existence and our worth? Probably because we have always been considered inferior to men?

As many of you might know, we are celebrating this march as Women’s reading month. Now the question is why do we even need to celebrate a month exclusively for women writers? Isn’t the literature should consider both men and women equally? That is certainly thought provoking!

But whatever is the reason, I am happy that we are celebrating and the women are getting recognized worldwide and getting appreciation. Being a reader, I feel that I am lucky that I get to read about so many different cultures and more specifically about strong women. It makes me understand them better and reach to the places, where I can’t go otherwise, and understand the sentiments of those women.

I am not the person who have read too many books and read about each culture. You can say I am yet the beginner in this reading world. But every time a see a strong women character, my heart just blossoms ๐Ÿ˜€ It makes me HAPPY.

Like almost every other girl, my role model is my mother too and it is her to whom I look for motivation. I have to admit here, that I was not the kind of girl who understood the difficulties of my mother being a housewife. I realized it once I got married. I am living a happily married life but there are sometimes such situations when I think what my mother would have done. After my marriage, I realized her real importance. Indeed, a mother is the best gift everyone can have ๐Ÿ™‚ I remember one quote from Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey:

“I struggle so deeply to understand
how someone can
pour their entire soul, blood and energy
into someone without wanting anything in return
โ€“ I will have to wait till Iโ€™m a mother”

— Rupi Kaur

I am no “feminist” at all, as they say, neither do I have a whole lot of experience as compared to other women. But over these 30 years of my life, I certainly have realized the mistakes I have made along with the good things that I have done. I would like to share a few of those “learnings” that I have taught myself over the years.



Things I have learned over the years

1. Try to grab every opportunity: We women often get fewer opportunities as compared to the men, be it a field of technology or otherwise. In this scenario, it is important for us to grab whatever chance that comes our way knocking to make ourselves and our lives better. Personally, I have faced many such situations where I was told this or that thing was not for me and I used to think maybe I was not good enough. Donโ€™t pass those opportunities along being tied down by constraints or thinking you may not be good enough. Even if we are not that capable, I believe there is always a way out and we can always learn new things.

2. Be determined: Be determined towards your goal, towards what you want to achieve, be persistent and most importantly donโ€™t give up. Keep trying because perhaps itโ€™s just one more push that gets you there? Maybe a little motivation to yourself could help achieve what you want?

3. Use your strong points as a woman: Have you heard men saying that how talkative women are and how bad they are in networking? Well, if we are bad at networking then why can’t we pay attention to our strong points like relationships? We, women, are certainly good at relationships, aren’t we? And well, relationships are more meaningful and are long term. The point is, focus on your strong points but try to improve your weakest links too.

4. Don’t be afraid of seeking help: This is a weak point for me too. I am often shy when it comes to seeking help from others. But over the time I have realized that it won’t help you much. So don’t be afraid, ask for help. Also be collaborative so that you can help others in need too.

5. Pay back to society: This point, I think, is not just applicable to women but everyone else. We live in a community and get many things from it. It is our duty to forward it – at work, at home, in the society. This is not only for us but for our future generation too. if everyone just knows how to get but not give back, then this world wouldn’t remain a place to live in.

6. Being perfect is not everything: Half of our lives, we thrive on being perfect, worthy of our partners or our parents. try too hard to fit in the society. Donโ€™t look for perfection in everything. Sometimes, some things are just not meant to be. You can’t make your life perfect and live a fairytale life. Somethings are just not worthy of the time and energy to try to identify, prioritize and go for things that matter to you. Don’t just run with the pack.

what’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn?

that since day one. she’s already had everything
she needs within herself. it’s the world that
convinced her she did not.

— Rupi Kaur


7. Keep your eye on the bigger picture: Many of us just settles down easily and then just become lazy to explore their life further. I would say donโ€™t stop looking for opportunities to grow. Keep looking and keep thriving. Donโ€™t get comfortable in your current life. You don’t know what the future is holding for you. Donโ€™t stagnate.

8. Educate yourself: Education is so important for all of us. But for generations, especially in my country, I feel a lack of this in rural areas. People don’t understand the importance of it and don’t educate their children. But hopefully, the situation is much better now. Education gives you the power to think sharply, to act wisely and to differentiate between right and wrong. Basically, it helps you to be a better human. Education doesn’t just mean doing the regular school and college courses. It is much more than that. It should help you to make your life better and also should give you the courage to make your future generation better.

9. Raise your boys like your girls: There is a patriarchy in our society regarding what is considered manly and what’s for women. Pink is for girls while blue is for boys. It’s the job of women to do household chores while men need to earn bread for the family. Girls should wear this and boy should wear that. Who created these rules? Certainly not the educated society. I am raised in a society where this was the common thinking. But I was lucky that my family was educated. Not everyone is this lucky though. I don’t have any brother so possible I don’t know the exact differentiation that parents made between a boy and a girl. But from what I know, mostly, the boys are raised as superiors as compared to girls (at least in my society). From their childhood only, the society tells them what’s their job and what’s for girls. But we, as parents, have to raise them equally. We have to tell them that every task is for boys and are same for girls. Only then we can fulfill our dream of #equality in our society.

10. Take good care of yourself: This has to be the most important point, trust me! Of all the other things, first learn to take good care of YOURSELF. If you are not happy then certainly your family and people near you can’t be happy. try to do things which make you satisfied. Always remember to have have fun on the way whatever journey you embarks upon, as they say โ€“ the journey is more important than the destination. Enjoy what you have and try to gain further but first, take good care of yourself. YOU should be your PRIORITY! #BeYou
Okay, last quote from Rupi Kaur:

how you love yourself is
how you teach others
to love you

— Rupi Kaur





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  1. Vee

    It is so important to recognize this day but as I feel proud, I also feel annoyed. Why do we need to have a designated day for women? EVERYDAY should be women’s day!
    I feel so strongly about women’s rights and equality movements because I face adversity in my own home: my parents, while supportive of my career and education goals, also undermine my potential because I am a female. The expectation that I will take on lesser career goals eventually in lieu of motherhood and family life appalls me; I have not worked this hard, dreamed this much, just to be shut into a box. On this day, I want to remind myself of all that I am worth and focus on how I will work on reaching my goals and breaking the boundaries and confines that my family places upon me. I also want to change the conversations with my family so that they are more women-friendly, and focus on all that a woman can accomplish!
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      Amazing thoughts Vee. It feels like you have written better than me ๐Ÿ˜‚
      I do agree with you on all the things you said. We women are often reminded that we have to sacrifice our career and goals just because we have children to raise and family to run. But you know what, they canโ€™t just shut us in a box.. we have grown so much and will grow even more.
      Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful thoughts โค๏ธ

  2. Chloe

    Being that I’m 17 I don’t have much in the way of life experience or the experience of the world as such. But I think this day is important…more importantly though will be the time when we don’t need a day to acknowledge how powerful, strong and amazing women all over the world are. Men don’t need one, because it’s always been a given that they were the powerful ones. But they’re not, both genders have strengths and weaknesses.

    I think as well society needs to stop with the gender stereotypes and parents too need to learn not to gender stereotype. It’s not good for boys to grow up thinking all girls are good for is being a cook, raising a family, cleaning and shouldn’t work because working in for the man. That’s total BS and it’s sad that that view point is still held by so many.

    Loved your post ๐Ÿ™‚
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      Thanks Chloe! I am glad you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah it is so important for the parents to reverse the roles or at least equalize them. Because a home is the first school of a child. No gender is weaker than another so the amount of respect and recognition should be same of for of them.
      I hope that that day comes soon when we don’t need such a special day ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

    I agree about perfectionism… Not to say that men also don’t feel like that, but I think it particularly affects us women. We are always supposed to be pretty, cleaned up, not tired, and also have a great job and possibly a big family. And don’t forget a really clean house. GAH! I often hate myself for not being perfect, and that’s made up of so many things – not being tall, having curly hair which always has its own opinion about how I should look (and so isn’t tidy), and then there are the stupider things, like being tired (as if we’re not supposed to be or look tired..) and not having enough time (I mean… why do I even think about that one xD)… It is true that we should just let ourselves be us and not try to be so perfect all the time. It’s exhausting! I guess you can’t be everything.

    Oh, and the gift you got from HR is very cute ๐Ÿ™‚ so sweet of them! Over here, we receive tulips from men on March 8th. It’s a tradition of many decades, but it’s still very nice, every time ๐Ÿ™‚
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      So true! We are supposed to be all that what men expect from us. And this looking pretty thing irritates me so much. I mean I should get ready for myself.. so that I can admire myself.. not just because what people will think how I look!
      Oh I can understand the problem of curly hairs ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I donโ€™t have it but my sister-in-law and many friends have. It is always a struggle to maintain them. But you know what? I like girls with curly hairs. They look cute โค๏ธ

      Yeah thank you. That gift was certainly cute especially because no one was expecting this and all the boys were so jealous ๐Ÿ˜‚ It felt so good ๐Ÿ˜œ

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      Thank you so much Daniela ๐Ÿ˜Š I appreciate it! Yeah raising the girls like boys is so important and it is the key to remove inequality I guess.

  4. Erika Ann

    I’m not a feminist or anything but I truly believe that women are more career-driven and goal oriented than men. I believe the reason behind is that deep inside, we all want to prove are worth and capabilities as a woman and it annoys me because I think we don’t need to prove anything any more. Its great that after many generations, this is the time when gender discrimination is at its lowest point but there are still loads of corporations who undermine our capabilities.

    Out of all you’ve mentioned, my favorite is “educate yourself”. Education is universal. Its for everybody. I think educating our kids properly to treat each other equal will eliminate discrimination whether its about gender, color, or race.

    I love this post! Thank you so much for sharing.

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      Thanks Erika. I am glad you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah true, the gender discrimination is still high in many industries for example in media and films, the female artists often get less may as compared to their male counterparts, which is really sad. I think all work hard equally so there shouldn’t be any discrimination for wages.

      Education is really important, especially for a woman so that she can raise herself and her future generation perfectly. It is basically the key to end up on that discrimination ๐Ÿ™‚

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