A Strong Woman

A Strong Woman                                                

by: Alexandra Eva-May

A Strong Woman... listens to the stories and wisdom of others.

A Strong Woman... is proud of her successes even if others are intimidated. 

A Strong Woman... stands up to injustice and aligns herself with others who seek to make the world better.

A Strong Woman... falls in love, but always loves and honors herself first.

A Strong Woman... makes mistakes, but learns from them.

A Strong Woman... treats the janitor with the same respect she pays the president of the company.

A Strong Woman... speaks her truth.

A Strong Woman... knows how to say goodbye to a job, a friendship, or a relationship that no longer serves her.

A Strong Woman... adventures but doesn't lose sight of home.

A Strong Woman... knows how to manage her finances and how to live independently.

A Strong Woman... has a past filled with both joys and sorrows. 

A Strong Woman... isn't afraid of a challenge or of change.

A Strong Woman... puts others before herself, but not at the expense of herself.

A Strong Woman... shows gratitude even when it feels like there's nothing to be thankful for.

A Strong Woman... lends her voice to issues she is passionate about, even if others disagree. 

A Strong Woman... knows how to mend a broken heart: hers or a friend's.

A Strong Woman... can be sassy, can be shy, can be outspoken, can be funny, can be smart - can be whomever SHE chooses to be.              

A Strong Woman... knows when she should speak her mind and when she shouldn't.

A Strong Woman... celebrates other strong women, and honors their struggles and triumphs. 

A Strong Woman... stands up for herself.

A Strong Woman... knows how to engage in difficult conversations without offending the other side.

A Strong Woman... knows when to say sorry and how to give a genuine apology.      

A Strong Woman... empowers those around her.    

A Strong Woman... knows where to go to recharge and who to turn to for comfort.

A Strong Woman... makes her mental, spiritual, and physical health a priority.

A Strong Woman... knows when to say no.

A Strong Woman... may loose her footing and get lost, but is able to find her path again.

A Strong Woman... has stories only she knows.

A Strong Woman... knows how to take care of herself, all by herself; however, knows when to ask for help.

A Strong Woman... loves passionately even though there are no guarantees.

A Strong Woman... isn't afraid of the effort and time required to make her dreams come true.

A Strong Woman... acknowledges the amazing possibilities that each new day offers.

A Strong Woman... is in charge of her own happiness and her own destiny.

A Strong Woman...

knows she still has lessons to learn.

 

The inspiration for the above poem is Pamela Redmond Satran's piece, entitled, 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She's 30. 

Founder of the site Divorced at 30, Alexandra is a blogger who is passionate about speaking her truth. She is on a healing journey as she enters this new chapter in her life. A mental health advocate, she is passionate about motivating others to find “the light” and attain peace.