I'm sure you're all wondering if this blog will be angst infused, but I'm happy to inform you it will NOT be. I've since exorcised all demon and am ready to take on another week. Although I know I'll be faced with many unknowns, the one known I can rely on is that whatever I'm faced with can only affect me for as long as I allow it. With that thought in mind, I guess I'm back to my usual state of being and will march on.
I don't know if any of you know that there is a professional women's football association. It's on the same level as the WNBA, but it doesn't seem to have generated the same following as women's basketball. I'm actually not a football fan, well, not American football anyway. (You all know I'm English...lol) But I have found myself interested in women's football. It's mainly because a good friend's daughter plays for the DC Divas and they have dominated the league by winning the championship and making it to the playoffs. Check out their website for additional information. www.dcdivas.com. The team consists of doctors, lawyers, firewomen, police; you name it. They play in full gear as men, but I think their field is a little smaller; however, I don't recommend underestimating them though. They are very impressive and could probably give some men a run for their money.
The season will end July 22 as the DC Divas take on the Columbus Comets. Unfortunately, my friend's daughter will be unable to play due to a broken arm, but I'm hoping that the Divas will remain undefeated and take home the playoff trophy.
I think it's impressive that women are doing things to prevent themselves from being defined by unrealistic societal standards or by chauvinistic standards. I do still uphold some traditional values such as cooking (can't think of many others at the moment), but not being limited to someone else's view of how a woman should be is great. I think the women who are playing football are trailblazers. Danica Patrick is another fine example of women stepping out of the box http://www.danicaracing.com/. Let's teach our daughters; in fact all women, that they can be more than a societal dictation.