Inspirational women can be found in all areas of our lives and Flowers Direct have asked who I am inspired by for their #InspiredBy campaign, they have also made the most beautiful eBook that you can see below.

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I was trying to think of a famous woman that inspires me but then I thought closer to home, someone doesn’t have to be famous to inspire or do extraordinary things. I thought of 3 people who inspire me, the first 3 that came to my mind and I am happy with my choices. The first person is my Mum, she works 5 days a week at her work and for the past 7 years has gone to my Dads work at the weekends whilst still running a house, keeping up with family and friends and having a social life. Seriously don’t know how she find the time!

My friend inspires me too, she went to night school to do a return to education course as well as redoing her maths GCSE whilst looking after her then 3 year old and working full time. She passed and is going to be going into her 3rd year of uni as a mental health nurse.

The ladies of Pauline’s Angels also inspire me, they run fundraisers throughout the year to support people in refuges, the homeless and put on a Christmas dinner that is fully paid for including transport and entertainment for people that would otherwise be spending the day alone.

I asked a few blogger friends who their inspiration is…

Definitely my Mum, She raised me pretty much on her own, she’s totally independent and can do anything she wants for herself. She’s the first person I call if we have a DIY issue. She’s 70 this year and her energy levels are insane. Living with a Jude

Jo Pavey, she won gold in the 10,000m at the 2014 European Championships ten months after giving birth to her second child. She’s a machine, and lovely with it. Mouse Moo & Moo Too

Edith Cavell, the British nurse who was executed in World War One. The work she did was amazing and her famous quote is “patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone”. It’s always resounded with me, the work I’ve done, what I’ve seen and the friends I’ve lost. Ballsy Mama

For me it’s the women in my family. My Nan who saw two world wars and had her first child during the 2nd whilst her husband was out fighting. He returned four years later to a son he’d never met. They went on to have three more children and have been there for every one of us throughout our lives. She died last year at the age of 101. My Mum for being a single parent whilst battling cancer. She never let us see her down and worked so hard to make us happy. She made me and my sister the strong women we are today. She lost her battle in 2003. Then my sister, my rock and best friend. She is passionate and strong willed and I feel we inspire one another to carry on and to not let what happened to us stop us from achieving anything we want. Emma Reed

Victoria Wood, I remember watching her as a kid and realising it was ok for women to dress up and be unashamedly funny. And another ten things

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19 Comments

19 Comments on Who do you think of as inspirational women?

  1. Rhian Westbury
    July 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm (11 months ago)

    My mum and my nan are two of my inspirations. My nan especially as her husband died almost 20 year’s ago now so she then proceeded to do all the things that they had wanted to do together such as moving closer to my mum and travelling loads x

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  2. jenny
    July 14, 2017 at 2:20 pm (10 months ago)

    I’m not sure who I would pick but it’s a good thing to celebrate inspirational women!

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  3. Angela Milnes
    July 14, 2017 at 9:08 pm (10 months ago)

    This is a great post. There are so many inspirational people and women around and they can be close to home! 🙂 Angela

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  4. Lily
    July 14, 2017 at 11:38 pm (10 months ago)

    I love seeing posts like this one! It’s definitely time we appreciate the people that inspire us more often!

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  5. kirstyralph11
    July 15, 2017 at 11:42 am (10 months ago)

    I done a post like this only recently and my mum and sister where some of the people who inspired me along with the likes of Demi Lovato who speaks openly about mental illness which is great.

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  6. Sarah
    July 15, 2017 at 10:06 pm (10 months ago)

    What a lovely campaign and that ebook looks beautiful! What a fantastic idea x

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  7. ajennysaved
    July 15, 2017 at 10:06 pm (10 months ago)

    Lovely post, I never take the time to think who inspires me like this, but I think I should!

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  8. arcasela
    July 15, 2017 at 10:20 pm (10 months ago)

    What a lovely list. My mum and grandmother would definitely be top of my list as women who inspired me. Beyoncé is also on top of my list too lol.

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  9. RachelInRealLife
    July 16, 2017 at 8:53 pm (10 months ago)

    What a lovely post. I think the woman who inspires me most would be my aunt. She (along with my uncle) took on my sisters when our mum died and brought them up; they’d only been married for seven months and she had just fallen pregnant with their first child. She is one of the most generous and kindest people I know.

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    • Jenni
      July 16, 2017 at 10:21 pm (10 months ago)

      Oh that has made me cry, what lovely family you have x

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  10. tots2travel
    July 17, 2017 at 3:26 pm (10 months ago)

    Michelle Obama gets a vote from me!

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  11. Kaz & Ickle Pickle (@IcklePicklex)
    July 17, 2017 at 7:27 pm (10 months ago)

    This is a lovely post, and it has made me think who I find inspiring. J K Rowling as her mind and imagination fascinate me, and my daughters for teaching me so much. Kaz x

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  12. Stacey MacNaught
    July 18, 2017 at 3:23 pm (10 months ago)

    What a lovely post.

    For me, it’s my Mum and my Nan (Nan sadly passed away in March). Both of them were single parents on a limited budget raising children and working all the hours they could.

    That sort of selflessness, diligence and love inspires me.

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  13. nannyjenni
    July 18, 2017 at 9:03 pm (10 months ago)

    I also thought closer to home and think of my mum when I think of an inspirational women. I really do see her as a role model. Been through hell and back and in a really good place. I’ve followed her career wise. And at age 51 she has just got her degree with honours!

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  14. Zena's Suitcase
    July 19, 2017 at 11:38 am (10 months ago)

    I would say that I find Michelle Obama inspiring, I think the message she sends to young girls and the way she carries herself is a lesson to all of us

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  15. Healthy and Psyched
    July 19, 2017 at 6:23 pm (10 months ago)

    Your mum sounds like a wonder woman! I don’t think I appreciated how amazing my mum was and everything she did until I moved out and had to start doing washing etc for myself!

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  16. cottagegardentrio
    July 19, 2017 at 9:25 pm (10 months ago)

    I think it’s great that the people who inspire you most are those who you know. You sound like you’ve had some very wonderful people in your life!

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  17. Mummy Times Two
    July 30, 2017 at 8:46 pm (10 months ago)

    What a beautiful post. I think you are right and often is the people whose personal struggles and successes that we see the most whom we admire.

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