Is it too much to ask for you to stop telling me what I should be doing to “make my partner happy,” or “erase the damage” I inflicted on myself while growing up?”
I used to think these articles were fun to read and sometimes provided a little something to think about.
Now I think they are downright annoying and completely unnecessary.
I think it all started years ago when I was reading the last Glamour magazine I’ve ever purchased. On one page I read an article about being empowered and loving yourself. The very next article outlined all the ways to change yourself to attract a partner.
I have a hard enough time not being super critical towards myself. I don’t need help from the media.
You want to know what I think we should all be doing right now?
- Not buying into the thought that we need to change from head to toe.
- Unless you derive pleasure from seeing others miserable. You may want to change that ASAP…
- Recognizing that life has a tendency to be one big shit-show, and that is okay.
- That some days a Coke Slurpee and a nut roll are the only thing that will make a day better. Wait, or is that just me?
At the end of the day, we are all doing the best we can and not a single person has their shit together. Might as well enjoy the messy ride while we have the chance, right?