From a young age I have been doing things I was told I shouldn’t be doing because I was a girl. But I always felt that if I have the ability and confidence to do things that a man can do why shouldn’t I do it?
It’s the same way I feel about gender colors. Who made that up? Wear what ever color you please.
I had watched this video of Meghan Markle and it made me reflect on how far I have come with my own life in breaking boundaries.
Being persistently my actions I proved not only to myself but to my family that I can do anything I want to do and do it well. I worked in a so called mans world as a female journeyman carpenter for years and I proved my worth. While working on commercial construction sites I received tons of criticism and hate. Men stole my tools. They would do things so I would fail. But I kept rising above it and proved I deserved to work in this field just like them. It wasn’t a mans job. It’s a job for skilled people and I had those skills.
Eventually, I became known and was well respected amongst the trades. I even made strides for more women to become carpenters.