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February 2014: Write Here Write Now

Inspired to change
The women featured in Woman This Month are always so inspiring. I have never considered a career in the Navy. The truth is I made this decision without even doing any research on how hard it is going to be.

After reading your story on Eleanor Stack, I was forced to wonder why I did not consider something daring or even dare to pursue what my true ambition was — to fly! I’ve always given myself reasons for not following up with things or taking risks. I have been so busy convincing myself that I can’t do things that I turned 34 without amounting to much, at least not even as much as I am capable of.

Febraury-2014__Letters2As I went on to read Raha’s story, I was sure that nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it. I hate to admit that my negativity is the only reason that I am stuck in a job that I don’t enjoy and continue to go to. And I am the only one at fault for being unhappy with myself.

I want to believe that I will bring change into my life. But old habits die hard. Thankfully, I have a great support system. I’ve started making a list of what I need to finish by the end of 2014 and what I should have accomplished five years from now. I need to tell myself every day that age has nothing to do with accomplishments.
I want to thank you for opening my eyes. I hope to write to you when I have scratched off everything I’ve planned for 2014. Wish me luck! Laila

Make it stop
I loved the first look Fernanda put together in the GTL pages. As an active person, it’s only expected that I am happy this sporty chic style is in! I can finally use my t-shirts while putting together an outfit.

It’s hard to pull off something casual as something sophisticated. So it would be really helpful if you would offer some more tips on the how to do so in the next issue.

I find it annoying when women walk around in matching velvet tracksuits and call it sporty! I can’t wait for the day when brands stop manufacturing them! Mitasha

Read! Read! Read!
I’m a self-proclaimed bookworm. It disappoints me that kids of today are screen-obsessed. They’re either watching TV or staring at a computer or swiping away on a smartphone.

If a child doesn’t catch her mom or dad nose deep in a book once in a while, he or she is not even going to try. I started reading when I got to college and I regret not having started sooner. Schools should take the initiative to get their students into the habit of reading.

I just wrote to thank you for your feature on the need to read. I only found out about it because my friend dragged me along to pick some books for her daughter after she read the article. I’m glad she sees the importance of reading now. As they say, it’s never too late! Irene

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