5 things that empower me as a woman

Empowerment, by definition, is “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.” 

I can pair this definition so well to the change I’ve seen in myself over the last couple of years since leaving school. I can physically feel how much more confident I am, as well as mentally feeling the strongest I ever have. So, I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight just 5 things that continually empower me as a woman and allow me to lead my best life as this 5’9 ginger lady.

  1. My body. Sat here today, as a nearly 20 year old woman – I can look in the mirror and feel proud of how my body has grown and shaped me into who I am. Looking at my curves makes me feel proud of the home I’ll be able to provide for my children I will carry in the future. Of course I have down days, but I’m more appreciative of how body allows me to feel and function, and for all the good it continues to provide. Women like my mum, Melanie Murphy and Little Mix are incredible of examples for me of how all bodies are beautiful, and how you should love yours too.
  2. My intelligence. I’m by no means a brain box, but I definitely underestimate my intelligence and capabilities. Since a young age I’ve been told I doubt myself too much – so gradually I’ve allowed myself to acknowledge what I’ve learnt. I have to give credit to my life experience so far and all that it has taught me. I am still learning every day about a multitude of things, but I have faith in what I know
  3. My boyfriend. I understand it’s good to grow your own confidence – but it’s also massively enhanced by those around you. The confidence and pure empowerment I’ve felt since being with him is unlike anything I’ve felt before. The love and affection I’m shown every day really puts a kick in my step and makes me feel proud of the woman I have become.
  4. My sense of humour. It’s really difficult talking about yourself without seeming big headed, but literally as I was writing this post, my boyfriend and I were messing around and he goes “you’re just fucking funny aren’t ya”. My mum (in her very mum way) has said I should be a comedian because of how much I make her laugh. Having the ability to make (some) people laugh and smile has always been one of my favourite things to do. My quick wit and dry/dark humour has definitely made for some fun times.
  5. What I’ve achieved.  For my age, I’m really pleased with what I’ve accomplished. Considering it’s not even been 2 years since I finished my A Levels, I’ve managed to tick 2 places off of my bucket list, gain full time jobs and move out of my family home and in with my boyfriend (he clearly has a good influence!). My smaller scale achievements e.g. getting out of bed on days I don’t want to, picking up new skills at work, learning to cook a new meal and blogging, all restore the faith in myself that I really can do it. Regardless of the scale of my achievements, they all boost my confidence levels and push me to be a stronger woman every day.

No matter the gender, it’s SO important to recognise and love all the things that empower you and allow you to bathe in the glory that is yourself! I would love for you to comment down below as many things as you like that empower you and let’s share the love.

“Empowered women, empower women”

Until next time,

Emily x

26 Comments

      • February 22, 2019 / 6:24 am

        You are welcome, great post really enjoyed it

      • February 26, 2019 / 2:17 pm

        You have a really beautiful outlook on life. I’m glad you think so positively. Absolute girl boss πŸ‘ŠπŸ» Thanks for sharing and inspiring girl πŸ‘ŒπŸ» Xx

        • February 26, 2019 / 3:01 pm

          Thank you so much Stacie this comment has made my day at work a lot better!! Have a lovely day xx

    • February 24, 2019 / 4:30 pm

      I love this and think it’s so important that every woman read this. I would have to say my top 5 are all very similar to yours as well!

      • February 24, 2019 / 4:37 pm

        What a lovely comment Jessica thank you so much!

  1. Dani
    February 21, 2019 / 5:59 pm

    Love this! You should be very proud! Thanks for sharing πŸ’›

  2. February 21, 2019 / 6:08 pm

    I’m empowered by how much I’ve matured in my thinking over the years:)

    • February 21, 2019 / 6:11 pm

      Such a wonderful thing! Thank you for sharing 😊

  3. February 21, 2019 / 6:18 pm

    You have achieved a lot and that is awesome! 😊 Thanks so much for sharing this. It’s great to see someone share their achievements!
    Fran x | http://www.frantasmagoria.co.uk/

    • February 21, 2019 / 6:29 pm

      Thank you so much Francesca! Really appreciate your comment ❀

  4. February 21, 2019 / 6:46 pm

    aw this post is amazing!! thank you for sharing the empowerment and it’s also motivational as i finished my a levels back in June and have just started a job etc.. and looking forward to moving out later this year!

    • February 21, 2019 / 7:22 pm

      thank you so much millie! So glad it’s all heading in the right direction for you ❀

  5. February 21, 2019 / 9:28 pm

    This was beautiful. Thank you for sharing x

  6. February 22, 2019 / 10:39 am

    This is really inspiring, it’s great that you can compliment yourself because I think we all struggle to give ourselves credit! Well done on all your achievements!πŸ˜„

    • February 22, 2019 / 1:26 pm

      It’s definitely not an easy thing to do, but it’s nice once in a while to give yourself some recognition! Thank you so much for your lovely comment x

  7. February 22, 2019 / 1:35 pm

    You are such a great writer and this post is inspiring, it’s brilliant how your complimenting yourself definitely something I couldn’t do πŸ˜•πŸ˜ŠπŸ’— keep up the great posts x

    • February 22, 2019 / 2:06 pm

      That’s really kind Charlotte thank you! This made me smile 😊 I’m sure there are 101 things you could give yourself credit for!!πŸ’–

  8. February 24, 2019 / 11:10 am

    Love this post! Positivity is something I’ve really been trying to focus on lately, and it’s so good to look at five things about yourself and who you are that you’re proud of. Congratulations on all you’ve achieved! πŸ’•

    • February 24, 2019 / 1:11 pm

      Thank you so much for this lovely comment!!πŸ’–

  9. sugisays
    March 10, 2019 / 1:54 am

    Glad that body was #1! It’s one that is hard to be proud of for some of us and this whole post is just so inspiring ❀️❀️

    • March 10, 2019 / 8:36 am

      This is such a lovely comment, thank you!❀

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