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Woman of Substance

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So I restarted G.Y.I.T today. Day 1 is all about awareness. Becoming aware of the good, bad, and the ugly from within. The assignment was to ask someone that knows me best what are things that I do or say that I am unaware of. A lot of what was said I couldn't argue with until she said I wasn't a woman of substance. *SMACK* that ish hurt...BAD!

So I googled substance. According to the Encarta World English Dictionary substance is:

material: a kind of matter or material



tangible physical matter: physical reality that can be touched and felt


practical value: real or practical value or importance

Ummm...did she say I have no real value or importance. Now I'm really defensive. Wouldn't you be??? So I googled "what is a woman of substance?"

I found a very interesting article on ehow. To be perfectly honest I don't have any substance YET. I let everything affect me. I have tons of baggage and outside of all my issues and being a mom there isn't much to me. Yeah I love my family. I cook and I love to have fun. Sure I love makeup and nail polish, but what's beneath the surface. As I ask myself I hear an echo...it's pretty hollow in there. It's ok though. The whole point of the journey I am on is to become a better woman. I wanna be on some Michelle Obama ish although I'm a tad bit more liberal than she.

So I understand that being a woman of substance means something different to everyone. What does being a woman of substance mean to you and do you feel you've achieved it yet?



3 comments:

Real Wives Of Chicago said...

Love your blog. To answer your question a woman of substance is one who won't settle. One who knows her self worth and not afraid to display it to the word.


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SailorWifey said...

I like that...a woman who won't settle for less. Thanks for reading my blog and I enjoy yours as well.

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It's Me Alisha ッ said...

A woman of substance mean so much to me, but I have a lot of growing up to do..! I feel that I only had a one set mind for long and now that I am growing in to my own skin, I will have an answer very soon..! lol.. btw I have been reading your blog for a long time and I enjoy it..!