Ever since Carrie Bradshaw wore a customised name necklace in the Sex And The City-series, it quickly became an it-item. It's cute, it's something personal and it's the perfect way to remember someone's name if you, like me, have some trouble with that. #OopsieMoment
A while ago, I got an email from Mijn Naamketting, a Dutch website which designs and sells customised name necklaces. They're hosting a month dedicated to women and they were looking for empowering women -- that's how they called it. Me? Empowering? I'm quite honored, I must say. They asked me if I would like to be gifted a necklace with one of my favorite words. The word had to represent what it means for me to be a woman and a blogger. So, here's the story behind the word I've chosen...
Liberty: the condition of being free from restriction or control. The right and power to act, believe, or express oneself in a manner of one's own choosing.
That's what I believe in. I've always been a free spirit, looking for new ways to test my limits. It gave my parents quite some headaches and ulcers, but I'm 100 % convinced that the best way to learn about life is to live it to the fullest, mistakes and failures included. Being a woman, I often hear people say: "That's different, because you're a woman." God, how I detest it when people talk like that. As a teenager, I kept playing Christina Aguilera's song 'Can't Hold Us Down' over and over again. The cliché that men are allowed to do more than women, purely based on their gender, should be banned for all eternity.
What it means to me as a blogger? Easy peasy. The fact that this is MY blog, MY personal space, that I can wear what I want, write about what I want... That's what I love most about blogging. No restrictions, no limits. Hell, I can even publish 10 blog posts a day if I want to. There's no one that can tell me what I can or cannot do and padapapapaaaa... I'm loving it! Sorry, lame McDonald's-moment. See? This is exactly what I mean with the above. I can even write about lame McDonald's-moments if I want to.
Now, just out of curiosity... Which word would you pick to represent yourself as a woman (and blogger)?