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5 Quotes by Amazing Women

Wednesday, March 8th was International Women’s Day. So I thought this week was a good time to talk about the history of women’s day and share  some pretty awesome quotes by women I admire.

International Women’s Day- Historical Facts

  • Women’s Day was created in 1911 and spearheaded by Clara Zetkina, a German theorist.
  • The United Nations started celebrating the holiday in 1975
  • In 1996 the day started to have annual themes.
  • In 2011 President Obama declared March Women’s History Month.
  • 2016’s Theme is Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality

5 Quotes from amazing women

As a woman, I know you’re young, but you gotta hear it now: the most valuable part about you is your brain. Get an education; don’t let anybody tell you that your body or the size that you wear or any of that BS matters, because it doesn’t. Your brain matters, so be the smart girl in the room. Because, to be funny, you have to be smart, because you have to get the joke.

-Sophia Bush

It’s interesting how we often can’t see the ways in which we are being strong – like, you can’t be aware of what you’re doing that’s tough and brave at the time that you’re doing it because if you knew that it was brave, then you’d be scared.

-Lena Dunham

Some people say, ‘Never let them see you cry.’ I say if you’re so mad you could cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.

Tina Fey

“Ignore what other people think. Most people aren’t even paying attention to you.”

-Amy Poehler

I realized that I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect and beautiful journey of my life.

-Kerry Washington.

 

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Did you celebrate International Women’s Day? Which of these quotes is your favorite? Who are some women you admire? Tell me below.

On knowing when enough is enough…

My Thoughts: I have this resilience about me. I get down in the dumps but I always “try, try again” no matter how scary. I’m that contradictory person who says things like, “I’m one more failed relationship from becoming a nun”…. but then I try again and love like my little glass like heart has never been shattered.

I also try to be forgiving, I guess part of me wants to believe that if you can show someone unconditional love, eventually they will appreciate it and throw less hurricane like conditions at you (I promise this is going somewhere).

I’ve done this to a fault. I make excuses for people flat-out treating me like shit because I want to believe persistence is key and sometimes people just need to push the limits to see how much you care.

The thing with pushing the limits is there has to be some limit. There has to be a point where you decide to let go, where you have to stop trying to prove yourself to people. Prove you won’t betray them, prove you won’t let them down, prove you are different. If you are just constantly jumping through hoops and dodging their emotional bullets to prove yourself you won’t ever be happy.

I ended a relationship that I put everything into, I bent over backwards to try to make it work and it got to the point where I was miserable trying so hard to make it work without getting the same in return. Feeling like someone’s option and not their choice. It finally got to the point where I had to let it go. It was heartbreaking. I was telling a friend maybe I was too hasty about it and she pointed out, “Yeah you’re sad and it’s hard but you were just as sad before. At least now you’re free to move on and see what else is out there.”

With anything in life sometimes you have to ask yourself, “Am I running towards something or just running in circles? Am I getting where I want to be or just wearing myself out?”

*I am not sure who the quote is originally by. I came across it on an article on MindBodyGreen by Shannon Kaiser :

10 Empowering Quotes From Anyone Who Want to be Happy

We Accept The Love We Think We Deserve

 

I did the artwork by the quote is by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I did the artwork by the quote is by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

 

Sometimes people come into our lives and it seems like they have been tailor-made for you, to fit in your life one way or another. Sometimes we fall in love with the wrong person, believe a foe is a friend or just hold on when we should let go.

Love is a very complicated thing. Have you ever had a friend, loved one or just an acquaintance stay in a relationship with someone who treated them badly and you just couldn’t understand why? Ever know a super talented friend who stays at a horrible job they hate and won’t look for a new one? What about a friend who constantly complains about how badly another friend treats them?  Chances are somewhere deep down they probably think that is as good as it gets and by putting up with that behavior just reestablishes the permission they give the other person to treat them that way.

They may say, “I don’t deserve this,” but until they actually walk away or stand up for themselves they don’t really believe they deserve better.

This is one of my favorite quotes. The first time I heard it was in the trailer for the film adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I was dating this guy who was there when he wanted to be and never when I needed him to be. Hearing it was a huge slap in the face, I could cry and be angry at him but to a point I had to realize he made a choice to treat me badly and I had made a choice to let him and it was up to me to make the choice for it to stop.

I still have moments that I realize I’m not getting what I deserve in life; from men, from friends, from family or at work and then I realize that I do have some power to decide what I put up with.

Remember we all deserve the best!

 

Do it for love,

Dia