A supporter of all humankind that champions the beauty and strength of the woman. Adored for her pleasant and calm demeanor, the Feminist earns her fanfare by forging her own path in spite of opposition. She embodies hope and resilience in her efforts to change the world.
Anything you can do, I can do too” was the last thing she yelled before the doors closed behind her. Her teacher, Ms. Evan’s, had to pull her away from her classmate, Tommy. They would bicker every day, occasionally causing a scene. She quietly laughed to herself at the memory -a budding Feminist- and then turned around to face her fiancé, -after tuning him out for the last two minutes- she said, “I love you but I refuse to give up my career to support yours.” Quitting her job and moving to San Francisco for his was out of the question.
The door quickly shut behind him, she figured he needed space to sort through her reaction and his own emotions. They have been together for six years, so he has been there to witness many of her career woes. After many disappointments, she was finally in a good place. At last, she clawed her way to the top and she was not ready to give up all that she had worked to achieve. It has been a hard won battle -close to defeat many times- but she came out the victor and it was apparent that Michael didn’t really understand.
After a few hours passed, she heard the door open and there stood a somber Michael. With a sweet smile, she grabbed him by the hand and walked him to the sofa. Those few hours apart gave her time to come up with just the right words to end their feud. She really loved Michael and envisioned her future with him. He made a lot of money -more than enough to care for them both-, which made her refusal that much harder to accept. She thought he was a great provider and respected him for not caring whether she worked or not but that was out of the question.
She took another trip down memory lane…..with him this time. She reminded him of what she endured and how many times she has had to bounce back after rejection. Her eyes flooded with tears as she looked at him and she said, “I’ve waited for this opportunity my entire life and I need to see it through, not just because I want to, more because I need to”. She paused and then started again; “I need them to realize that I was the better choice all along, and despite their best efforts, they could not defeat me.” He pulled her close and held her tight. In many ways, she had already defied the odds…..penthouse, Michael, BMW i8, but the workplace was still something she has yet to conquer.
Chamomile: Delightfully aromatic, fruity yet floral with a soothing finish.