My first real boss had the best name ever. It was Eve Blossom. (Eve, not sure where you are now, but I miss you.) It’s been nearly 20 years since the last time we spoke, but I remember our conversation as if it was yesterday. Her parting words to me and their sentiment are tidal in that the words ebb and flow into my mind-scape depending on where I am in my life-cycle.
Our conversation went something like this:
ME: Eve, I am going to miss you. I wouldn’t be where I am now without your help.
EVE: Becca, it’s important to always have a female who is mentoring you and a female you are mentoring. It is a female trilogy of sorts and everyone plays their part in each other’s lives and their successes.
Recently, my mom, Gigi, and I took my middle daughter Ruth Love to Charleston for a mini getaway. If you read my post last week, you know that I am trying to spend more one-one-one quality time with my daughters/family members and this trip was a two-birds-one-stone opportunity to do just that with my favorite seventy-four-year-old and my favorite twelve-year-old.
We went to a salon to get our hair colored, cut and styled. We shopped along King Street. We ate dinner at our number one, go-to downtown restaurant, Basic Kitchen. And, by 8:30 p.m., we were at my mom’s Charleston cottage ready to have a girls’ night. Ruth Love and Gigi wore matching pajamas. I wore my favorite PJ Harlow set. And, as we talked, I was reminded of Eve’s words.
As if sisterhood had a magic wand and was casting a spell, a gleeful, girlie synergy swirled about us. We were a female trilogy.
Often times, I think wellness blogs are mistaken for a series of posts about weight loss, the best new supplement, or something else that though health-oriented may only skid across the surface. The purpose of Female IQ’s post this week is to penetrate a little bit deeper into what truly makes us well.
For example, I have found over these past two decades Eve’s words make me feel well. Thrive even. Having a female trilogy, for me, attacks the need for purpose from all sides. I’m learning and teaching all at once.
Female IQ hopes to encourage you to set up your own female trilogy. Whether it be professionally or domestically, or any other pathway.
We girls need to stick together and we all have something to learn and something to teach.
—Becca Edwards, founder of Female IQ