Most women hold themselves to impossible standards. They feel guilty about everything. They stress, they worry that they are worrying too much. I have always maintained that there is no point in getting stressed about everything or anything, so this women’s week post is for all the women out there to tell them, that Hey, It’s Okay! to not be perfect and hopefully to get the message into my head as well.
Here are some of the things I am ok about this week
..that I am eating a large scoop of mango ice cream as I am writing this post.
..that my house is not the cleanest in the world(ok hopefully not at the other end of the spectrum either)
..that I have a ‘let things be parenting style‘. I breastfed my son way past ‘others’ seemingly acceptable standards; that he was potty trained way later than his peers.
..that I did not sleep half-a-night to finish reading “One Indian Girl” though I am ashamed of admitting I even read a Chetan Bhagat book(I think he only writes for movies and even bases his characters on the actors he wants to act in them)
.. that I still don’t know what I want in life though I am approaching middle-age!
.. that the idea that “being perfect is a very difficult way to go through life” stuck in my head after reading this line in a book “Just as long as we are together” by Judy Blume many years ago and has shaped my life philosophy of “take it easy”
.. that taking it easy is stopping me from where I want to go in life(though I dunno what that is yet)
.. that I so want to steal Misra‘s “stylishly bushy eyebrows” idea here, who I got the idea for the prompt from. I am currently feigning fake feminism by not waxing or getting my eyebrows done for more than 4 months, cause I just could not be bothered to make a trip to the parlor
.. that this was supposed to be a light-hearted post, but ended up to be a soul-searching and revealing one too, or that the original linkup I planned to write this for expired before I linked up to it!
So I just took it easy and linked it instead to #mg