Meghan’s Gems: “I’ve always wanted to be a woman who works.”

Meghan’s Gems: “I’ve always wanted to be a woman who works.”

“I’ve never wanted to be a lady who lunches; I’ve always wanted to be a woman who works. And this type of work is what feeds my soul.” Meghan Markle

Meghan’s work ethic impresses her most ardent supporters. They praise her for rolling up her sleeves and diving in whatever project is at hand. And from early on, her work wasn’t dependent on financial reward. Work included serving those in need, as a volunteer.

The focus and tenacity to be a go-getter should be commended, but too often a go-getter is seen by the insecure as a liability to their own agendas. The British Royals are a large herd of emotionally stunted, snobbish ingrates who have perfected the guise of “hard working royals.” The pomp and circumstance of parades, investitures, social gatherings, and orchestrated photo ops for over a century have trained the public to be adoring, loyal, and blinded into submission for such blatant mediocre work ethic.

The projects that Meghan coordinated and participated in had goals that demanded hard work to get the job done. For example, the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire brought together a group of women who, with the help of Meghan, launched Our Community Cookbook. This fundraising project would not have been a success story if the team hadn’t worked hard to ensure their expectations came to fruition.

But even when her work ethic wasn’t appreciated, when necessary, Meghan did play along with royal protocol to be present for the various duties. She showed up, participated, and waved at the public with the rest of the royal bandwagon.

Make no mistake, she had passion for work before walking through the royal gates to meet Harry’s grandmother. She had focus on the need to work hard long before meeting Harry’s brother and sister-in-law. She had success because of her work ethic long before the collusion of courtiers and the toxic press tried to paint a different picture.

Announcing that you want to work shouldn’t make anyone clutch their pearls. And yet, Meghan’s desire and push to work as a senior royal was deemed a breach of the social contract.

They should have celebrated her willingness and passion to be a productive citizen of the world. She will use her ever-growing public platform to address important issues, rather than waste it on being a fashion designer’s mannequin spouting empty platitudes and uninspiring speeches that demand nothing of oneself.

With her focus on charitable obligations, Meghan’s work is far from over. There are too many injustices to be righted, too many inequities to be eliminated, too many systemic wrongs to be fought. There-in lies the nourishment for her soul.

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5 comments on “Meghan’s Gems: “I’ve always wanted to be a woman who works.”

  1. Bridgette Manley

    It’s never an easy road to walk in when all eyes are always on you. I do hope she finds the peace and belief in what she had to face with passion and grace. May all she puts her mind to accomplish be a blessing to those who believe in her and continue to be a blessing to most she helps.

  2. Elizabeth Badu

    Exellent article, keep it up because l learn something new in every article you ‘ve written, merci, it’s so true she is a woman of substance.

  3. Marjorie Ireland

    I have 2 grand daughters and the 6 year old already sees Meghan as her inspiration. She said to me “Grandma Marjorie, she is a Princess who looks like me.”

  4. Estrella DA

    Who admire Meghan the most? Those of us who are not afraid to buckle down to work and who actively pursue our aspirations in life. May she continue to inspire people of all ages to act on their convictions for the greater good. Thank you, Mich, for this article.

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