Somewhere in my early thirties I realized, Really I don't have to please anyone but, God, family and myself. Even then I don't have to please myself or my family all of the time.
There are so many ladies who feel incredible pressure from pop culture (which they are inundated with daily through T.V.) and society to be talented, fit, beautiful, great moms and wives, and have a successful career, or they shouldn't feel happy or good about themselves. Huh??? O.K. Then I want my husband to be a doctor and a C.E.O. of a moderately sized corporation as well as have six pack abs and a full head of hair. Yeah right. He probably would be married to Miss Louisiana instead of me. (and a lot less happy!!)
I love to watch the terrible American Idol tryout videos on the Internet. One participant was really giving Simon a talking too about how she, "can too sang..wunderful" and he couldn't tell her otherwise. Simon told her, "What is wrong with walking out of here and knowing that you can't sing?"
Excuse me but, "What's wrong with me living my life knowing I'm not perfect?" When I realized that, life became a lot more beautiful. I love all the unconventional things I do. Imperfection is so charming.