So, this is a big one. I want to take a minute to talk about women in my life that have a huge impact on me, and influence me to be the best person I can be.
Many people talk about a celebrity that influences them, and don’t get me wrong, I have one of those too. Iskra Lawrence has a huge influence on me, and I aspire to be just as confident in myself as she is; I am definitely moved by the posts she makes about being beautiful no matter what.
But, I want to use this time to speak about the people who are physically in my life, day after day, influencing me, guiding me, and supporting me through the hard times.
Firstly, an obvious one. My mum.
This is my mum, Jane. She’s beautiful, strong, supportive and the most incredible woman I’ve ever know. Sorry to all those women out there, but my mum trumps you all.
She’s not just a mum to me. She’s my friend. I love her more than anything else in the world, and no matter what I do, no matter how stupid I can be, she’s there. She accepts that her daughter is a crazy mess, and she still loves me.
Sometimes, I don’t understand how she does it. My mum is so incredibly strong and brave, and if I ever become half the woman she is, I will be so happy and so proud of myself. I couldn’t ask for a better mum or friend in this woman right here. She’s my rock.
Thank you, mum. I love you.
This very strange girl on the left, with grey hair.. That’s my sister, Paighan. I know, weird name right? But my sister is amazing. Through all the hard times I’ve had, especially in school, she was there. No matter how much we fight, she’ll still drop it all and stand by my side as the best sister in the world.
Such a strong and powerful woman. She’s so successful in what she does, and that encourages me to keep going and power through everything, work and home life. She’s awesome, and I couldn’t thank her enough for what she’s done for me. Thank you, Big Sis.
Outside of my family, I don’t really have that many women in my life. I don’t think people in my work situation, or social life really impact me that much.
These women keep me grounded. They supports me, push me, guide me, and they are both just all round amazing!!
The amount of times, I’ve doubted myself, put myself down, or just flat out been like ‘no I can’t do that’.. They pushed me. Now, a couple of times, I didn’t want them to, but they still did because they’re family and I don’t think I could ever stop them. And I either had to do it, or listen to them go on and on about it. Or I just get ‘I told you so..’ Hate that.
These three women, have such a huge positive influence on me.. Okay, maybe not always. But I think it is the so important to surround yourself with supportive people that you feel lucky to have in your life. Weather they are family, friends, work colleagues, anything.. It’s important to make you the best person you can be, and have a great support team to keep you moving forward in life.
I thank my mum and sister so much for what they have done for me, what they do for me, and what they will do for me in the future.. I love you all.