Wild Women Do | An Ode to Natalie Cole

Have you ever longed to be a wild woman? In so many ways I long to be a wild woman--- a woman who throws caution to the wind and laughs in the face of things others fear. I want to take risks with no fear, guilt, or regret. I'd like to entertain the notion of doing something totally spontaneous before my logical self cautiously convinces me otherwise.

So that, ladies and gentlemen is what I'll BE. I'm going to do whatever feels good in my heart, what resonates with my spirit, and what I know I need to do to thrive. I can't sit here with an idle walk and tied tongue any longer. I have places to go and things to do. I'm gonna do me and I won't regret it.

I'll wear my heart on my sleeve if I choose to. I won't allow the callousness of others to affect the kindness I share. However, I won't allow anyone to mistreat or disrespect me or my loved ones either.

I will not exist in anyone's box, deep within someone else's dreams or fixations or closeminded-ness. I will be unapologetically me. Straight up, undiluted. 100 proof. I don't need refining, removing, subtracting, undermining. I can exist and blow your mind in your wildest dreams and you still couldn't scratch the surface of all I am capable of. As a wild woman I'll DO, I'll BE and I won't regret it, just like Natalie Cole said.

That is, of course, what wild women do, right?

cover photo: isha gaines via createherstock
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