Surprisingly, International Women’s Day is only beginning to gain popularity in the UK. But in my home country, it’s been as normal as to celebrate as Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day since I remember.
Every year, on the 8th of March, men buy women flowers or small gifts. If they don’t, they’re in trouble! ;). You don’t need to be a wife or girlfriend or a mother or a teacher, you just have to have made an impact on their lives.
Of course, this is not only about buying flowers, but to remind everyone – especially women how special they are. To remind them how hard working they are. To remind them that they are beautiful no matter what. I know it shouldn’t just be one day a year to celebrate women but having that special day is a sweet idea.
Let’s celebrate International Women’s Day together…
On 8th of March, my father would buy my mum a bunch of flowers and he would always bring me something small ‘’for his little woman’’. I remember how special and amazing it made me feel. I remember how I always looked forward to that day. It was never about the flowers, it was always about the gesture and to show the love and appreciation for everything my mum did to him.
I was raised by my father who showed me how important it is for men to treat women with respect. I still respect a man opening the door for me, or helping me with carrying my bags – and of course, I still love flowers! Although men and women should be treated equally, it’s important to celebrate International Women’s Day and recognise and celebrate women.
I know there are still countries and places in the world where women are treated very badly and even in my own country women have to fight for rights (including for abortion and other incredibly important issues) which makes me wonder sometimes what on earth is going on.
I consider myself a successful, professional woman. I have achieved many things in life and I am on the right path with my career. Perhaps, some would question my (for instance I went to university quite late) but I don’t care. I am doing what I love and I am passionate about what I’m doing.
It’s so important to remind ourselves every day our value as women. It doesn’t matter if you are a career seeker or mum at home. If you are a student or a teacher- we are all amazing women no matter what and we should be treated with respect.
Pink Parcel, an online period subscription box had had me an amazing idea for this post to chat about International Women’s Day. I have been a follower of their blog for a while now, as they have really interesting posts about periods and women health. I have previously done a guest post about my experiences on the coil for another blogger page, but never talked about it on my own. Since being on a coil for the past year- I have had very regular yet painful periods. Every month is agony, and every month reminds me of the pain all women tend to go through.
During that time, I always like to take the weekend off and unwind. I use this time to eat good food, watch good films and to take care of myself. I do all my beauty treatments and try to not focus on work. This is why I love Pink Parcel concept, as every month you get a surprise parcel with everything you need for a light to heavy flow, with period pads in various sizes and tampons too. As well as that, you receive a package with some healthy treats, drinks and cosmetics – to make yourself feel special that day of the month.
So, to all women- let’s spread out the word about International Women’s Day. We’re all incredibly special and deserve to have our own day in the year to celebrate – whether you get flowers – or a huge kiss on the cheek or breakfast in bed.
- Post in Collaboration with Pink Parcel