Be that woman

2016-01-31 20:49

By Vuyokazi Mti

Let me start by quoting Diane Von Fursternberg "I didn't know what I wanted to do, but I always knew the woman I wanted to be." When I was in my childhood, I used to enjoy playing house and mainly because I could be whatever or whoever I wanted to be. My social status would change every day and that moment where I could have my private jet, be a lady with long hair and wearing my mom's special occasion shoes would be a dream come true!

I remember my mom shared with me a unique story of how when she was a child, she used to dream that one day when she is an established woman who is financially stable or economically well off, she would buy herself a huge luxuriously packaged perfume, with an elegant subtle scent that has everyone turning their heads. I watched the excitement on her face as she was telling me the story and we envisioned how good she'd be looking based on how expensive the perfume would be.

I have a vision of myself driving an AMG G Class, wearing aviator sunglasses... The dream seems far fetched for me at times, but it all depends on God's will for my life and what I decide to do about this vision. Dreaming of where you want to be in life is the most exhilarating and inspirational feeling ever! However, a dream with no action is pointless. The world renowned Diane Von Fursternberg, had no idea what career path or passion to pursue in order to become the woman she wanted to be, but was certain and definitely knew what type of woman she will eventually become. We all know what type of woman we want to be but, the real challenge is if whether or not our choices, decisions and steps taken to make that woman come to life, will at some point be achieved.

With the start of a new year, I want to motivate you to work towards the kind of woman you want to be. A respected woman of work ethic and substance to other women and to society at large, or even the world. Whatever your aspirations are, I say let us make 2016 a year of direction and deliberate action towards that woman. Check to see if you are taking necessary steps in your journey of a purpose driven life. Are the type of relationships you have invested in, headed to that woman? If you haven't thought about the type of woman you want to be, I encourage you to engage yourself in a task of this nature. Many of us know what we want the next person to see in us, but the question is are we that person? We have people who we see as reference: your older sister, your mother, a public figure, neighbour, that teacher you used to admire back in school and cousin... To you who was intrigued by the headline of this article, make this year a year of implementing those thoughts, do your research, stop over thinking and JUST DO!

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