Follow Me On

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Prettier Than You Think

After all those years as a woman hearing 'not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,' almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, 'I'm enough.' Anna Quindlen
I wonder what it would take for me to reach that epiphany. I’m stuck on value being related to productivity. Don’t produce and you will wind up insignificant and discarded in this life and even worse in the next life. (Can you tell I was raised in a very conservative church and that my parents were both overachievers?) This is especially significant to me now because my productivity is slowing down. No more work and school and kids at the same time. I guess that once you succumb to the evitable, you either find intrinsic value in yourself or you go on a value seeking saga. In my experience, value seeking sagas rarely end well but that doesn’t deter me from going on another one.

No comments :