March 8 - today is International Women's Day. This event is held annually to celebrate women's achievements throughout history and across nations. The first celebration was held in 1911 and thousands of events happened to mark the economic, political, and social achievements of women. Source: www.internationalwomensday.com
I've always believed in the butterfly effect. It's derived from a theory, "the sensitive dependency on initial conditions in which a small change at one place in a deterministic non-linear system can result in large differences in a later state". I had to ask Wikipedia for the exact definition and it seems so technical. But I'd like to put it simply by saying that no matter how small your contribution is.. to yourself, to your family, to your society.. this can have a larger impact and can already make a big difference, maybe not right now but in the future, maybe not in your society but on the other side of the world. Do you believe that too?
I probably did not have any profound economic, political, and social achievements. I did not create something very significant for the entire world to see. And I may just be a dot in the galaxy but I can say that in my own little ways, I have done my best to be the woman that I should be.. and not the woman that the society wants me to be. I used to compare myself to people I know who have achieved so much in their lives -- they were able to pursue post grad studies, they were able to travel outside the country, study and work abroad, they started their own business, they built their own empires and contributed a lot to the society! I must have sounded so pathetic before.. thinking about all the what ifs and if only.
I, on the other hand, became a wife and a mother at 22, such a young age you may say. Before that, I graduated from college with flying colors, moved to a new city to work a month after, never really had the chance to pursue post grad studies, never traveled outside the country, never tried bungee jumping and skydiving and the list goes on and on and on of the things I've never done. But hey, I'm a wife and a mother... isn't that the hardest job in the world? I mean yes, you wouldn't really want to consider it a job, kind of. Plus I'm a full time career woman and a part time blogger. I juggle all these things day by day. I'm a woman who does all these. To this day, I somehow still can't believe how I made it through.. but I did. I had courage and determination to move forward and those alone can inspire change.
As a wife and a mother, I've never been so fulfilled.. in my life. I raised a human being with all my effort and might. I was able to stick with my husband through thick and thin. I was able to build a blog and let my voice be heard through one of the world's most powerful tools. I watch the world go by and let my experiences mold me to be a better wife, mother, blogger.. and a better woman. I stand tall and never let anything bring me down. WE, WOMEN, stand tall and will never let anything or anyone in the society define who we are and what we are. And because of that, be proud.. because you're a woman!