Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spin Cycle--Role Model

Gretchen assigned role model as the topic for the spin cycle.  Who is the woman who inspired you?  Was it your mom, a favorite teacher, or a good friend?  Or was it someone famous?
This one has been difficult for me.  I don't really have a strong role model, male or female.  I could say my mother, but while I love her, and admire the things she has done, she's not really a role model.  I didn't want to grow up and be my mom.
I don't think I've ever had a real role model.  No one specific I've ever looked up to.  I haven't really had a cheerleader.  Until I met Nick.  He encourages me to be more than I think I can be.  But he's not a girl--thanks goodness.
I hope that I can be something of a role model for my sons.  I want them to learn to respect and appreciate women.  The capable ones, the independent ones, the ones who want to be a partner and companion.  After all, the woman they choose will hopefully be with them for the rest of their lives.
I really want to be a good role model for what a woman can do.  I am in a generally male dominated field.  there are more and more women going into geology, but it's still mostly men.  I am managing a home, with help from Nick (it really is a fifty-fifty thing), raising two boys, and still finding time to be me.  I want them to admire that and know that it's not something to be afraid of, but something to be proud of.  They need to know that they need to partner and consider their wife an equal or the whole thing will collapse around them.  And if they try hard they can keep the romance going, it just may not be like it was at the beginning.

 If they can take that from me and what I have with Nick, then we will have done our job well.  So there, I want to be the role model.
Do you want to be a role model, or did you have that one lady you looked up to and wanted to be?  Spin it up and link it up with Gretchen.

Second Blooming


  1. Yeah, I never really had someone I wanted to be like, etc. But I like your spin; boys do need to grow up respecting what women can accomplish.

  2. LOVE IT! Well said! I miss the respect that younger people USED to show adults. We need to start teaching that again or something.

    Great picture too. Was that from your vacation?

  3. I think you're an EXCELLENT role model to your sons and to your husband too. :-)

  4. I LOVE this! So true, and so important! We forget how important it is for boys to have a role models for what a woman should be like and a marriage. And I think you're a fabulous role model.

    You are also linked!

  5. i don't remember having role models either as a kid

  6. I'm trying to find inspiration, since I'm having a hard time thinking of a role model for Spin Cycle this week. I love how you want to be a role model for your boys and as a women geologist. You are inspiring!

  7. You are so right on! Boys do need a mother that wants to be their role model.

  8. What a great post! You are RIGHT on. :)

  9. This is great! I think about this a lot. I so want to be a good role model to my kids, but especially to my daughter. I try to talk to her about how I used to be a teacher and I tell her about the freelance writing assignments I work on because I want her to know I do more than take care of kids and house.

  10. I don't think I have one person who is a roll model to myself either. That is probably why I didn't do this spin cycle this week. I think we all want to be a roll model. Wishing you best in skill in being a roll model to your children.

  11. Loved your spin on this. I hope we all aspire to be role models for our children. Sometimes we fall short but in the long run, if they turn into responsible adults then I think we succeed!


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