“Too much woman.”

“People Don’t Like Me.”

These are the women in my life. And always have been. I’ve always wondered why I find myself involved with, loving, being best friends with, or somehow standing among them. From my mother to my wife to my sisters and even my daughters almost every woman in my life has said some form of those exact words to me.

Reading this piece from you sheds a bit more light on that tendency of mine to associate with women of this caliber. They are the Intimidating Women. That is, to a lot of weak, insecure, scared people, particularly men, but other women as well. And it’s not because they’re not scared. Often they are. It’s because they rise above their fear and do big things.

My part in all of this apparently is to cheer all of these women on. I’m not a “big things doer”. I’m not ambitious and I don’t really have big dreams. I never have. I’m just a calm, confident, secure man who’s not intimidated by anyone or anything. In a world of “go out and make your dreams come true” I find my place in life standing behind the people I care about and offering them the quiet strength and encouragement to make their own dreams come true.

You do you. The people that matter don’t mind and the people that mind, don’t matter.

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father, motorcyclist, old retired guy who’s just a little lost on a blue marble corkscrewing its way to oblivion

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