You are a Warrior
A wise woman once told me there are times in life that you have the chance to get a helicopter viewpoint of what other people are going through - the back story if you will. Sometimes, we can be so blinded by what we have going on in our own lives that we become too busy to take the helicopter viewpoint. I have definitely had my share of battles, times when things have been, what I lovingly refer to as crazy bananas and shit just continues to hit the fan. But every now and then, I get a helicopter view of all the other warriors around me and the battles that they are fighting.
Every single woman that I know is a warrior - she may not always feel the strongest, the brightest or the most put together - but never the less - she is a warrior. Likewise, every woman has gone through her share of battles - anything from heartache, tremendous loss, trauma, serious health conditions, rape, molestation, depression, anxiety, motherhood, worry, divorce, addiction, overwhelm and not feeling good enough. The list could go on and on with all the battles that these warriors are fighting, inside as well as out.
When you take the helicopter view, you can see other women that are a part of this incredible warrior tribe. The warrior fighting the cancer battle while staying strong for her family, the warrior caring for her ill spouse and trying to hold everything together, the warrior fighting depression and anxiety and the warrior that is just trying to make it through the day with a bunch of screaming kids without losing their mind or their shit. So many warriors going through so many battles - so many fellow tribe members.
Being a part of this warrior tribe doesn’t mean that you always have to be strong and feel like you have all your shit together all the time. Nope - because that’s not real life. Being a strong warrior doesn’t mean that you can’t admit when you are struggling - quite the opposite. It takes true strength and courage to reach out and ask for help - to share your struggles and your battles.
Throughout the many battles you have been through in your life, those battles may leave behind scars. Scars to prove that you went through the battle - you were there - you showed up. We are all warriors in one way or another throughout our lifetime. However, the hardest battles are the ones that you feel you have to go through alone.
Every battle that you have been through up to this point has given you experience - the knowledge on how to face the battles ahead. Every warrior woman I have ever known has the general attitude - “I’ll figure it out.” - except you don’t have to go through the battle alone. I stand beside you as a fellow warrior to help you walk through and conquer your battles - side by side. You are a warrior.