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.
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