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!

Monday, March 28, 2011

My Monday Hero - Bobbi

This week I am honoring Bobbi, an awesome woman who not only knows everything (seriously!), but she can also do most anything. She spins her own wool for yarn, for goodness sake ~ who does that? Well, Bobbi does. And she raises Angora rabbits from which she gathers the wool for her yarn. She is a much sought-after speaker in the spinning, yarn, and knitting industry, having been  highlighted in August 2010 -- a website devoted to spinning, spinners, knitting, and all the peripherally related things of which I have little or no knowledge whatsoever! She was also a featured speaker on a recent Craft Cruise (how does one become a speaker on a cruise?!). AND. . .she owns Raven Frog Fibers in Sitka, Alaska, selling her wares throughout Alaska and the United States. 

Not only does Bobbi spin, she speaks fluent 
has been in broadcasting for many years, is an accomplished dancer, could be one of those rare stand-up comediennes - should she so choose - and is one of the most spiritual women I know. While her spirituality is often couched within her humorous side, she radiates with faith and knowledge beyond the norm.  

Raven Frog Fibers
I know Bobbi has had her challenges in life (indeed, I have witnessed a few), yet this is a woman who has a talent for taking those trials and turning them into incredibly funny stories ~ all with a moral. And in sharing her stories, one cannot help but admire the determined strength which emanates from deep within Bobbi's soul. A strength she generously shares with those around her. A strength which has bode well for her throughout the years and has brought her to a knowledge of truths and integrity and commitment.

Bobbi, you are My Monday Hero ~ 
I honor your womanhood, your determination, your spirituality. 
Thank you for being a part of my life!

1 comment:

  1. That was so beautifully put. Her talks did make a difference in my life when I was there! Thank you for the post!