Women, are you up for this challenge?

Nikkie Jay
8 min readMar 8, 2022
Photo by Joel Muniz on Unsplash

Happy International Women’s Day!

I could write a piece about some of the great women through history, or even today, but I want to address ALL you women that may be feeling less than. If you don’t feel like a great woman most of the time, then read on, this may just help. Even if you feel amazing, you may enjoy the challenges.

Great Women are not born, they are made. They are made through the adversities they face, the struggles, the highs and the lows. But all women have greatness in them, they just need to discover it.

To be a great woman doesn’t require a load of shit happening to you, but rather how you deal with the stuff that happens for you. All things that we face, we face for a reason. There are lessons to be learned, choices to be made and contrast to be experienced. It doesn’t always feel good, in fact it often feels blooming awful. But, all those things you have experienced, and are still experiencing, are shaping you into the woman you are today and the one you will be tomorrow.

So what type of woman are you? Hint, there is no wrong answer here and this list is not exhaustive. You may even fall into more than one category. But have a read and see if you can accept my challenge for you!

The People Pleaser/The Pushover Otherwise Known As The Kind/Supportive One:

Are you a woman who is always trying to please others, the peace keeper, the reliable one. Do you put the needs of others before yourself? Are you there whenever your friends/family or co-workers need you? When asked, what do you want? Do you say something that would be good for your family/work or community rather than a perceived selfish request?

I challenge you to do something for YOU today, just ONE thing. It doesn’t have to be huge, it can be saying no to something you don’t want to do, taking a bath without any interruptions, booking a hair appointment. Just make it something you want to do for you to make you happy, not someone else. What will it be?

The Ball Breaker:

Do you kick butt in the boardroom? Are you making your way in a man’s world, proving your worth through hard work and dedication every day? Constantly competing to be noticed. Working twice as hard as your male…

Nikkie Jay

Tarot guide, author, witch and single mum