Dear Strong Woman:

You aren’t intimidating, they are intimidated. There’s a difference!

Someone shared this with me today and I believe it’s some of the best wisdom I have ever heard! You can apply this to dating, family, and friendships; simply change the pronouns. Those who truly care about you will never hold you back.

“If I could offer a young person advice about anything it would be: do NOT make life decisions based on your boyfriend or girlfriend. Girls especially.  Do NOT stay close to home for him, do NOT skip opportunities to travel or study abroad, do NOT pick a safe college to be with him.  Expand your horizons. Broaden your own life. He is Not the world.”

Sure, there may be a few exceptions to this. All I say is to make your decisions based on YOUR dreams, passions, desires, not theirs. Follow your heart while making sure your head is along for the ride!  Don’t give in to the demands of others who think they know what’s best for you. You are not on this earth to live small or under the control of others!

“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever seen before.”~Albert Einstein

Explore, discover, BE!