What a Woman Wants

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A few weeks ago I spotted an interesting online discussion about what one thing women would like women to have to stop worrying about.  I posed this question to a number of my women-friends as I was intrigued to find out if there was a general consensus.

The responses I got were interesting, some expected which prompted lengthy (sometimes wine fuelled) discussions and others prompted reflection.

So the (not exhaustive) list of things women would like to stop worrying about included;  money & financial security, career, weight, body, looks and relationships. Motherhood (when, how, who with?!), personal safety, age and ageing.

I got a sense that we as women would love to stop worrying about how others want/expect us to be. To be free to walk the streets how and when we want and free to express our personalities through our dress, words and actions without the fear of being judged or ridiculed. Ok, so nothing new here, so how can we get this, how can we stop the worrying?

I guess each of us women will have a different personal take on this, mine is to continue on my journey, stepping out of my comfort zone, making waves and living my values to the fullest.

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” Nora Roberts