I love this man, he is truly brilliant and has a place in my heart, always. We were taking a walk in the park, something I love to do with him in particular. He was telling me all of his great ideas about the business we are engaged into unfolding.
He is big and tall and chatty in his own genius way, I am always inspired being in his midst. We walk and talk business–a great combination. I was lamenting that things get difficult and even though I know it will be fine, I just needed for him to know. This man told me to get tough–“you gotta toughen up baby”!
I stopped us and looked at him and said that I would not do that. No thank you. I am interested in strong but never tough. Like it or not that I say it aloud but I love being a girl, a woman, a female…..it is me. I cherish what all I get to be as a female, life is much easier for me than what I perceive it is for a man. Men can be tough, but I choose not to. My game is love and gentility, and I blend it with patience, intuition, insight, and feminine wisdom. It works.
In my experience, I see women ruining what we know best–how to manage everything sensibly with our innate strength. It is a beautiful thing. There is nothing as lovely as a women who has learned to capture being elegant, gracious, strong, and sexy–she has complete influence.
Maya Angelou was all of this. Her inner strength was awesome in the truest sense of the word. I’m ready for mine and so my journey continues. I tell you again my sweet friend that it is no to toughening up and yes to being strong. In my strength, I am forever to be leaned upon, counted on, and reliable.