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Today, I am discussing a personal topic, one I that I hold very close to my heart. I am going to share with you the women I love and consider the Wing Women in my life. Who is my #1 Wing Woman? For me, the original Wing Woman is my mother Celinda, a woman who I adore, admire and miss so much since she left us when I was just 23 years old. My mom was everything, the kind of wing woman who no matter what, always gave me her support, no-judgement attitude and who I owe all my work ethic, resilience and drive. My mother was someone who listened and told me the stars were the limit. Losing her was soul crushing but I feel her spirit within me, every day.
After losing my #1 Wing Woman, the universe led me to a small group of
Wing Women in different periods of my life. First, there is the women in my family, my sister, aunts, cousins, the women I grew up with in Peru. The grief period after losing my mom was like a rebirth of sorts. I was in my mid 20’s when this happened and had to make a lot of decisions, move, finish college, regroup, figure out my life, I was a mess. Where does one go for advice? Who holds your hand? Like many women under the age of 40, I flailed through a series of highs and lows and it was my dear Wing Women who lifted me up every time.
During my mid 20’s- and 30’s, I was between Miami and New York, almost ready to make the leap of making a career move to New York. I relied very heavily on my lovely Miami wing women during this transition and my aunt Nora in FL. By this point in my life, I had a pretty clear idea that I needed to relocate to New York and although it was difficult to leave my close wing women in FL, we remained tight. One of those top wing women is my BFF Isabel. To say I trust her like I do family, – oh my word!
Isabel is a kind, loving friend and together we’ve weathered some major life storms.
Our friendship is the kind that is forever, open-ended and unconditional. I am so lucky.
Bringing all this up ties perfectly to the core of the Teva Women’s Health
“Wing Woman” campaign. On the path that we call life, having a Wing Woman is a blessing and a necessity. By sharing my personal story, I hope to have inspired and given you a little insight. I am now 42 years-old so this is an abridged tale of how my Wing Women have carried me through my 20’s, 30’s into the 40’s. It is filled with love and most of all hope, because as women we can and must lift each other up.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the
content and opinions expressed here are all my own.