“Beep, beep, beep-beeeep,” goes her alarm every morning at 6am. She awakens, stretches, prays and gets ready. She sings along with Alicia Keys from her cell phone, I am a Superwoman, Yes I am, Yes she is, Even when I’m a mess, I still put on a vest, With an S on my chest, Oh yes, I’m a Superwoman. She unravels her bantu knots, fluffs out her kinky hair and throws her bright red chiffon cape around the back of her neck and flies away into the day.
That’s right, you guessed it, the shero described is me…..well minus the red cape….maybe. Truthfully, I am not too shy to call myself Superwoman. It gives me great confidence to think of myself as a bold, beautiful, triumphant woman who can tackle everything and come out victorious. I’m a go getter who is determined to achieve my goals, to open myself up to new levels and to try new things all while being a career woman and wife. But, I must admit that sometimes life gets hard and reminds me that I am not the comic book version of Superwoman and I don’t have super human powers.
For example, my occupation is in social services and I work to help people transform their lives and, man oh man, does it get HARD. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do, but there have been many times that I’ve vented to my husband about feeling like the weight of people’s lives are on my shoulders. However, the “I will never give up” side of me seemed to think I could fight their villains and save their day all of the time. Again, that was just an example, but most of the time I found myself being too prideful to ask for help or guidance in general.
I thought because I’m Superwoman I could keep going, but before I knew it I was falling to the floor, face on the edge of my bed with tears and mascara streaming down my face. I had reached my breaking point. Life had kicked my butt for too long and I had no choice but to humbly put my ego aside, take my cape off and I say “I need help” I had to be bold enough to reach out to get what I needed.
There comes a time when you have to give in and ask for help. I did it and I received some of the best wisdom and advice ever. It’s actually quite foolish to think you can always do things alone. Be bold enough to be truthful to yourself and seek help or guidance when you need it. Remember being bold is not attempting to be the stereotypical comic book version superwoman, it’s seeking accountability.
So ask yourself this, “Am I being the best Superwoman that I can be or can I use some help?”
Dominique Mcgee is a motivational blogger who resides in the south suburbs of Chicago with her husband. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Communication Arts from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. Her other interests include DIY, fashion and lifestyle blogging. Dominique says if she is not motivating and uplifting women she is not fulfilling her purpose. To read her blog, visit She Fly Now