Funny how the world sees "real women. . ."

Evidenced by all the Real Housewives of. . . shows which seem to be overtaking our televisions, it appears that the world believes we should all be wealthy, pampered, enviable, catty, curvaceous, gorgeous, and more. While we may be gorgeous, most of us are not rich or spoiled or even catty. We are ~ simply put ~ real.

The idea for this blog came after watching a few of those real housewives shows and realizing just how skewed the views of everyday life can be through the eyes of these women. Particularly to those of us in the trenches, working day-in-day-out to take care of ourselves, our children, our parents, our spouses/partners. Those of us who are out there earning a living, who may be dealing with catastrophic events or troubled children or medical issues or partner concerns.

This is a call to all women everywhere who live everyday lives and who want to simply do their best as they love all, laugh often, and live fully. Let us unite with our whole heart and soul, with humanity and grace, with vigor and hope. We are women and we are thankful to be so!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Beautiful Rainy Sitka, Alaska

52 degrees and raining. . .
You just cannot beat an incredible rainy day -- regardless of the season -- in the temperate rain forest of Alaska! What a day to start off this blog ~ I LOVE rainy days. They evoke feelings of hot chocolate and afghans and good books. Peering out into the day and listening to the ping-ping-ping of raindrops on the roof. And in Alaska, we are free to be the women we choose to be, because there is no denying that Alaskan women can do just about anything -- from running a charter fishing business to collecting lava rock from extinct volcanoes; from picking luscious salmonberries to filleting the halibut she just caught that weighs as much as she does; and from working in the office all day to taking that cooling off walk on the trail that was just cleared. What a wonderful way to be alive!

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