Are you Fierce?
Are you fierce?
I absolutely LOVE my husband. Out of all the people in this world, he knows me best and loves me anyway! Prior to our marriage, we had a slight miscommunication. I can’t remember all the circumstances of the situation, but I do remember when my husband said directly to me…“Woman, you are FIERCE”.
Now, you must understand that my husband has a unique talent for giving everyone the most fitting nicknames. It is bizarre talent and I marvel at it because he is always so spot-on! All that to say… he knows how to keep it REAL. When he says something I believe him.
I am a very literal person. I am not super familiar with urban dictionary terms. I have a traditional dictionary app on my phone because I love words and their origin and all that crap, so I believe strongly in the power of words and I try and choose my words pretty carefully. (there are exceptions because sometimes I stick my foot in my mouth by accident) I am definitely human. It's accurate to say that I take things pretty literally and sometimes that’s a problem. Anyhow, when he said, “Woman, you are FIERCE” I didn’t know what to say, how to respond…what did he mean I was “fierce”? Was that good? Was that bad? I wasn’t sure! It was said in a way that left room for doubt as to whether it was good or bad…it sounded more good than bad...but it was said so emphatically I just wasn't sure. Honestly, I was baffled by the comment. The next day I was still mulling over it and I decided to check out the Merriam-Websters’ dictionary version of the word fierce to make sure I understood correctly.
violently hostile or aggressive in temperament
given to fighting or killing
marked by unrestrained zeal or vehemence
extremely vexatious, disappointing, or intense
furiously active or determined
wild or menacing in appearance
HMM…I should have just asked him what he meant, (obviously) but, I was so taken aback by his word…FIERCE. It stopped me in my tracks. I was shocked as thoroughly as if someone threw a glass of ice water in my face and left me sputtering! I was truly stunned. I was bothered enough that the next day I had to double check the meaning, and then (logically) ask all my facebook friends if they thought I was fierce? I just didn't see myself in the definition of that word. I felt so weirded out. Confused. It caused me to dig deep. I got a sneak peek of myself I hadn’t really been aware of and at the end of the day it turned out that I am fierce in more ways than I realized. It was a lot later in the day, long after the Facebook responses and self-examination, that I received clear communication from my husband in the form of two words. URBAN DICTIONARY
When I read the urban dictionary definitions, my heart overflowed with the most exhilarating feeling of being loved and accepted and best of all, truly known...
Urban Dictionary defines fierce 7 different and equally amazing ways:
1…absolutely everything that is of "exceptional quality".
2…being bold, displaying chutzpah, especially relating to fashion, clothes, hair or makeup.
3…the combination of a positive mental spirit, bold words and unapologetic actions used collectively.
4…used in fashion for cool, sexy, awesome, or any other positive remark about something
5…A word that can describe something as outstanding, really cool, eye catching, brutal and satisfying
6…when somebody (usually female) is lookin fly or good
7…Girl who is on fire and posseses too much swag for the common man or woman to handle
I LOVE my husband because he knows me best…and because
He is FIERCE.
Are you FIERCE?
(By the way, his nickname for me is Stacilicious and I couldn’t agree more.)