I know right now it seems like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. I know how badly you yearn for everything to be just so; to be perfect. Your GPA, your first apartment, your first car...all of these things now hold sleep hostage like a villain unresponsive to any negotiation tactics. … Continue reading A Letter To My 18 Year Old Self
Pingback: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/discover-challenges/speak-out/ This week we are challenged to speak out. Here's my voice. I did not march yesterday. I wasn’t one of the crowd that amassed the inaugural crowd by roughly three times (New York Times). Instead, I split the day between home and running errands with my son, followed by dinner at a friends’ house, … Continue reading An Accidental Feminist?
via Daily Prompt: Criticize Pingback: https://amannameddan.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/my-own-worst-judge/ Some criticism is good and productive; such as constructive criticism. However, more so than not criticism is negative. Women are the worst offenders. We are our own worst critics, incessantly criticizing ourselves. Constantly doubting ourselves, second guessing ourselves, and criticizing every thing we do. Why do we do this to ourselves, though? Perhaps we are raised … Continue reading Woman vs Woman
I did not march yesterday. I wasn't one of the crowd that amassed the inaugural crowd by roughly three times (New York Times). Instead, I split the day between home and running errands with my son, followed by dinner at a friends' house, where our children played as we chatted and talked about many things, … Continue reading An Accidental Feminist?
I spent my evening with close friends enjoying sushi and great conversation by the fire while our children played. We discussed everything from our kids, to politics, to the economy, to the upcoming holidays. At one point during conversation the topic of "finding oneself" came up. Typically, this makes me very uncomfortable as I'm not … Continue reading “What Do You Do For a Living?”
A week later and I'm left with more questions about myself than I care to admit. I thought I had myself fairly figured out and then a cross-country move (which included nearly two years living in a very Red State) and this election happened. I realize now I didn't know myself as well as I … Continue reading Growing Up In A Blue State and How It Shaped Me
As my 33rd birthday approaches, I can't help but wonder where the time has gone? Cliche as it may sound, it seems like just yesterday I was a mere 24-year-old having my son and really beginning my adult life. Then I remember how much has happened and changed over the past 9 years. I've been … Continue reading A Letter to All Women as Another Birthday Approaches
Waking up today was nothing short of an eye-opener. To say I was shocked would be a huge understatement. I simply can't believe that Donald J. Trump is our President Elect. By no means am I a political junkie. I didn't follow either campaign too closely, and I wasn't overtly passionate about HRC. I just … Continue reading Waking Up a Defeated Woman
By all appearances I have a nice body. I am not flat chested. Rather, I have a beautiful, bone thin body whose slender physique I work endlessly to maintain. So hard, sometimes I skip meals. Sometimes I even rely on strong coffee and bottle after bottle of water to keep me going in lieu of … Continue reading Protecting Our Girls