I am one tough bitch

Thursday Treadmill Treats

 

I am one tough b***h

 

With this hurricane coming at us and no man in my life, I had to do all of the preparations for this upcoming storm.

 

As I lay here exhausted I think about how tough I actually am, it shouldn’t surprise me, as I come from a family of strong women. My Aunt Kay, my dad’s sister was the matriarch of the family at 5’0, she was little but everyone was afraid of her, she was the ultimate tough bitch.

 

Her daughter, my cousin Cindy, inherited her ways and she can do anything a man can do and better, she is truly my hero!

 

My Aunt Nancy and my mother were also cut from the same cloth, both hard workers doing whatever needed to be done for their families. They both worked the night shift in a dinner for 20 years.

 

My mom would come home after working all night, change her clothes and start working¬†on our 100 year old farmhouse we lived on with my dad. I don’t remember a time when they weren’t working on that house.

 

We were poor and when your poor, you learn to do things yourself because you can’t afford to hire people, so you just figure it out.

 

My mom worked right beside my dad, doing whatever he did. She dug holes, changed pipes under the house, built rooms, she wasn’t afraid to try anything.

 

I was fortunate enough to inherite all of these  qualities from them. They both taught me how to do whatever needed to be done.

I am not afraid of power tools, I can change plumbing, fix things, put together and build things. I did most of the work on this home, I even put in a wood floor in my daughter loft, a big one for me! There is nothing I won’t try to do…thank God for You Tube you can learn just about anything on there!

 

I am self sufficient and I am not afraid of hard work because I’ve learned these things from the tough women role models I had in my life.

 

I learned how to paver the back of my yard and put up a fence with my childhood friend who came down to help me. I shoveled, dug and swong the hammer right beside him. This was all new to me but I am not afraid of hard work and I was excited to be able to say I did this… it is a great feeling of accomplishment when you do something yourself.

 

This whole buying a house on my own thing has been a trip but a good trip as I have learned all that I am capable of doing and it has made me tougher.

 

I give thanks to all the strong, tough bitch’s that came before me to show me the way and let me know that you can do anything even if your a women.

 

So even when this storm hits, even when I will have to get back out there and clean up and pull everything out, take down the shutters and fix whatever needs to be fixed, I will say a silent prayer of thanks to the warriors that came before me.

 

I will be glad for what they taught me and be glad I don’t have to depend on a man to help me.

 

So today my friends, know that you can do anything, do not put limits on yourself because you are a women, learn something new, become self sufficient, it’s amazing how you feel when you know you are one tough bitch!

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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