A Woman Should Have…

a good friend of mine just emailed this to me and i thought it deserved a blog post. πŸ˜‰ enjoy
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own,
even if she never wants to or needs to…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
something perfect to wear if the employer,
or date of her dreams
wants to see her in an hour…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
a youth she’s content to leave behind….

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
a past juicy enough that she’s looking forward to
retelling it in her old age….

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
one friend who always makes her laugh…

and one who lets her cry…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
a good piece of furniture

not previously owned by anyone else in her family…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
eight matching plates,

wine glasses with stems,
and a recipe for a meal,
that will make her guests feel honored…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
a feeling of control over her destiny.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW
how to fall in love without losing herself.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW
how to quit a job,
break up with a lover,
and confront a friend without;
ruining the friendship.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW
when to try harder…

and WHEN TO WALK AWAY…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW
that she can’t change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW
that her childhood may not have been perfect…

but it’s over…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW

what she would and
wouldn’t do for love or more…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW
how to live alone…

even if she doesn’t like it…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW

whom she can trust,
whom she can’t,
and why she shouldn’t take it personally…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW

where to go…
be it to her best friend’s kitchen table
or a charming Inn in the woods
when her soul needs soothing…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW
What she can and can’t accomplish in a day…
a month…

and a year…
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2 thoughts on “A Woman Should Have…

  1. Spence and Car says:

    SO true ash, i loved it, it made me laugh and realize that as a woman i’m doing ok and i have some of the things i need to get through life. hope you’re good! good luck with the marathon training you are crazy girl!!

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