" I Am Woman,,,' Ref: Words taken from the song sung by Helen Reddy. ‘ I am Woman’

Tinka By Tinka, 11th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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There are many individuals in this world who believe that the role of women is secondary and in many instances of no importance. But is this opinion only been generated through the knowledge that in reality women are stronger and more adaptable to change?

I am strong

How often do we hear some women say ‘I wish I was a man, life is so much better for them’. But to this I reply.
First and foremost I am a woman and proud of what I am and what I have achieved in all my years. First as a student; when I discovered my love of learning which is so different to the way most males learn. My writing was more creative and my interpretation of my reading more in-depth and this makes it so much more rewarding. Nor am I ashamed to show my feeling as this releases the tension within me and makes me grow as a person.

Nurturing love

This is then followed as a wife and mother which has guided me along through joy and pain of life, along with the joy of bringing my three children into this world. To watch them grow and to hear them confide in me. To hear them say ‘I love you mum’ while I hold them in my arms. To stand by my eldest daughter on her wedding day, and as she sits expectantly and radiant, waiting for me to place her vail on her head, what I see in the mirror is a tiny bundle who once I nurtured for nine month and then finally cradled in my arms. And she , like me before will continue our line of strength, resilience, endurance and love.

The strength to show emotions

But with joy there is also pain and this came with the torturous vision of seeing my beloved partner suffer and eventually lose his fight, to finally close his eyes forever. And at this moment to be able to cry unashamedly, not caring who is there, or who hears me. I loved and love him and now I lost him. To unleash my anger at the cruel fate destiny had in store for him.

The strength to take on the role of main caregiver

All these experiences and more have enhanced and made me stronger in what was to come and through its twists and turns, my role as mother father and provider gave me the strength never to give up but to persevere and protect my children from harm, which led me to new discoveries within myself..

The rediscovery of my love for fashion and design made me a dressmaker and designer from which I realized my dream of creating my own designs from start to completion and give joy to my daughters. The need to socialize took me into the world of retail and sales from which I learned so much about other people and myself, thus making me more resilient at the same time patient and calm.

Finding the old and turning into the new

The last achievement and still progressing is the world of teaching and through it writing. I was catapulted into this world through necessity, but have never regretted it. The need to return to studying, something I had always loved and yet for some time shelved but never forgotten became my new strength. This once forgotten love was finally with me to guide me in my future and into the present time.
Today, after many years in the classroom I still feel the thrill of achievement when my students demonstrate they have understood the concepts I have introduced into their learning. And yet, unbeknown to them the things they teach me every day make me eager to learn more. What I learn is their honesty when expressing their views: the new language, so different from ours when we were young. ‘Miss, you’re wicked’, their knowledge and aptitude with technology and sincere help when I seek them out to teach me how to use it.

Continuing to progress through learning

The last achievement and still progressing is the world of teaching and through it writing. I was catapulted into this world through necessity and have never regretted it. The need to return to studying, something I had always loved and yet for some time shelved but never forgotten became my new strength. This once forgotten love was finally with me to guide me in my future and into the present time.
Today, after many years in the classroom I still feel the thrill of achievement when my students demonstrate they have understood the concepts I have introduced into their learning. And yet, unbeknown to them the things they teach me every day make me eager to learn more. What I learn is their honesty when expressing their views: the new language, so different from ours when we were young. ‘Miss, you’re wicked’, their knowledge and aptitude with technology and sincere help when I seek them out to teach me how to understand and use this new part of our lives.

Reference: Images obtained from Google Images

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author avatar Tinka
I am a secondary teacher of Italian and English and enjoy being in the classroom. As writing is one of my favourite hobbies, I like to write on different genres in a creative style.

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author avatar GenkiWorld
11th Jan 2015 (#)

women are just as capable as men and they should never be understimated, or be diminished. in the words of my best friend: i am woman, hear me roar!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
11th Jan 2015 (#)

I hope my three granddaughter's are lucky enough to have a teacher like you...a can do attitude with a caring heart to inspire them...and the strength to always carry on ....!

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
12th Jan 2015 (#)

I have said it and honestly, I still believe that I should have been it although I never highlighted why I said it.
Many think I am lesbian, gay whatever because I said it, hater of physical association etc. I am not I am just a person who likes my character kept intact and have taken a vow of celibacy that is to maintain my chastity.
To me that is all about being a Lady wherein chastity is maintained as she is the one who builds the nation of tomorrow.

BTW, I am married and with child but a particular incident that chastised me for being female made me rollback into being I should have been male to gain their respect.

None the less Michael Jackson did say that if he were female he would have been more understood and accepted. Not an exact quote but more of my interpretation.

Take care Tinka, I don't tinker around for pleasure that is about it, but I am every bit a beautiful female that many don't know yet but not available for the flesh trade in the name of love or casual flings or friends with benefits lifestyle whatever.

Is your character as intact as that. One Man only till date and celibate since 2010.

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author avatar Tinka
12th Jan 2015 (#)

I have been writing on line for some time now, but never have I met such beautiful people as I have since the 25th of December 2014; the day I signed up with wikinut.

Genkiworld, how true what you are saying, we roar and can take care of ourselves, no matter where, no matter what.

Delicia, how beautifully your write. This gift you have is something to treasure for not many have it, while many desire it. Thank you for the kind words about my teaching , but with a grandmother like you, your three grand daughters have already been given the gift of success. You see Delicia, through your writing, you are showing your real self, kind, caring, and loving.
Lady Aiyanna, I so do respect your views and your opinion. All of us are unique and as such the world becomes such a special place.for we can learn so much form each other. Thank you for expressing your thoughts and how you feel. Even though, you and I are so different, I do appreciate your comments, In the world of academia there is nothing grater than a good discussion.
Tinka

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
12th Jan 2015 (#)

Well said, Tinka. Life is full of challenges for almost everyone - a roller coaster ride of unpredictability. The real meaning of why we are here eludes us but we all have to meet the challenges as there is no place to hide. We also realize then our hidden strengths and rise to the occasion - siva

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author avatar Tinka
12th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Siva

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author avatar Delicia Powers
13th Jan 2015 (#)

thank you Tinka. Your gift for inspiring reaches far beyond the classroom! You are right Tinka when you say Wikinut has so many beautiful hearted people!!! It is the uniqueness of each person that makes life a celebration.

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