Today, March 8th, marked the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. This major day, originally called International Working Women's Day, not only celebrates respect, love, and appreciation towards women but it also celebrates the social, political, and economic achievements that women have made globally. Because of women like my grandmother and my mother, I have all the opportunities in the world to pursue a career that I want to pursue and to even have the freedom to speak my mind on this blog.
So, with this post I want to just bring home the point that despite daily difficulties in our lives, we need to remember how great we actually have it compared to the ladies before us. It is so important for young women to follow their dreams and work hard to achieve their goals. First Lady Michelle Obama said it best this evening from the White House
We as a nation benefit from every girl whose potential is fulfilled. From every woman whose talent is tapped. We benefit as a nation.
Ain't that the truth. So when you feel like you can't handle the demands of your job or you don't think you can run that extra mile on your long run or, God forbid, you're thinking about going on The Bachelor, please remember how hard women have worked before us to give us the freedoms to pursue our goals in the first place.