8. Don't be afraid to have a soft heart.
There is a difference between being a compassionate, caring, kindhearted person, and being a push-over. Society pushes on us the belief that we cannot be strong, independent women unless we harden our hearts. It is quite the opposite really. I hope I show you and the world that you can feel your emotions, be affected by people and things and still be very much in control of your life. Show people love, gratitude and kindness, but don't let them walk all over you. There is strength in allowing yourself to feel and experience emotions, people, places, words and situations. Don't be afraid to have a soft heart, and don't let anyone take it from you.