Stream of Consciousness Sunday: The Sisterhood of Motherhood

Truth be told, I usually write these posts on Saturday night so I’m prepared for the link up on Sunday morning. I do keep telling myself that I should write my 5 minutes when the mood strikes and just save it to post on Sunday. Instead, I scrambled out of a near slumber to get this one written and I’m glad I did.

SOC Sunday 2015

What a week. Good, bad, ups, downs. I suppose we have that every week in a way. But this week the ups were a little higher and the downs were a little lower but I did end the week on a good note: celebrating my baby’s 8th birthday!

Shortly before that, I attended an event I helped manage for SheBuysCars. We brought in many women influencers from the DC area to basically hang out, learn a few things about cars, and have a little fun. And it wasn’t until today that I really reflected on that event and who I’ve become.

I’ve become a friend to women. Maybe that sounds weird to you but all my life I’ve always felt more comfortable as one of the guys. I didn’t relish feminine attention, tried to hide my curves, and always wanted to show that if a boy could do it, so could I. I definitely marched to the beat of my own drum and I mostly liked it. But it didn’t gain me a lot of women friends.

In fact, a few years ago I wrote a post about never having a best friend. The truth is that I’m okay without that ONE friend because I’ve become a friend to so many. It seems almost as if the entry into motherhood was really entry into a sisterhood – the one that defines us unmistakably as women.

Since becoming a mom and since working in a female-dominated space (unlike every single profession I’ve been in until this one), I’ve learned who to avoid but also who to embrace and trust and giggle with. I get what girls nights out are all about and I understood the joy of shopping with another woman.

I still like to do guy things and I still enjoy plenty of solitude (especially when shopping) but the older I get the more I realize how awesome women can be and how happy I am to be part of this sisterhood.

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

 

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Link back to this post (feel free to use the SOC Sunday graphic).
  • Add  your post below (be sure to use the permalink to your post, not your blog’s URL; and only NEW posts please).
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.

Now…

Write your post and add your link!

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