“As another woman, I will not be another challenge for you.”
I read this line in an article *linked at the end* and it gave me goosebumps.
Why are we so quick to tear each other down as women? The most negative feedback I’ve ever received in regards to nursing in public? From women. The most negative feedback received from my fitness goals and posts? From women. Ok I lied, it’s not the most. It’s only been from other women.
We have so much to fight in this world. We have to worry about our safety when walking alone, we have to worry if we’re doing right by our kids in EVERY AREA. We have to worry if we are ‘put together’ enough as a mom. We have to worry if we are fit enough, or too fit (because obviously if you’re fit you’re neglecting your kids or are vain and care too much about how you look).
So in light of that, I promise to not be another challenge for you.
You don’t have to breastfeed for my approval. You don’t have to be a size 2 for my approval. You don’t have to do ANYTHING for my approval.
I won’t be another obstacle you must overcome.
I’ll be the rock you stand on to get you over the next obstacle.
I’ll support you in business even if what you sell isn’t something I’d buy. I’ll cheer you on.
If you want to get fit, great. And while I believe everyone needs some form of physical activity in their week at least 3x a week, I won’t judge you if you don’t.
I’m here to help, but I am not here to be another challenge in the mom wars, or the wars against women.
I will not fight against you. I will only fight for you.