Maya Angelou said it best, ‘this is my life. It’s my one time to be me’. As a young girl this notion may sound like mere words spoken from one of America’s favorite poets; but as girls become women, these words become an aspiring guideline for our lives.
We realize that we are in control of our lives and ultimately our happiness, success, and everything else, good or bad, depends on us. Simply put, the things we thought, said, and the way we lived as young girls are different from the way we live as women, as they should be.
From relationships, jobs, to life lessons, the songs we sang as young girls are replaced with those of grown women; and through living and learning we know that girls and women sing two different songs and proclaim very different mantras.
While different women have diverse mantras for their lives, most can agree on a few guidelines that we live, or should live by, as we’ve grown from girls to women.