I have spent a lifetime being (and not very well) what someone else has dictated I should be, following all of the rules. Most of the time I do not know who those “someones” are, I have never met them but they are experts and made the rules and I have followed them. How to look, act, how much money I should have, how a lady behaves, how a mother should raise children, how a wife should honor her husband, when a mother in-law should speak, the list goes on and on. I have done all of these things by the rules. Sometimes they worked, but more often they didn’t.
Every time they didn’t, I felt like a failure. These “someones” judge me, they are voices in my head, they are always critical, they always point out everything I have done wrong and continue to do wrong without any consideration to what makes me happy.
It is my turn to be happy….
As long as I am not hurting anyone else
…screw the rules!
"Back to Life" EnVogue