It all started when someone by the name of Caroline Berg Eriksen posted the selfie above just a few days after giving birth and the Internet went crazy with craziness.
Who is Caroline Berg Eriksen?
That’s not the point but if you must know, here’s the Toronto Sun story.
Here’s the point . . .
As women we are such hypocrites.
On the one hand we support and encourage each other and when one of us does a little good in the success department (read: takes a few steps towards our goals) we pat each other on the backs and say things like, YOU GO,GIRLFRIEND!!!
But as soon as that same back is turned something happens. We compare our friend’s achievements to ourselves – even though she is she and we is we – and suddenly we get all a fluster and hate her for her success . . . or nice hair . . . or flat stomach . . . or whatever.
We’re told all the time – by EACH OTHER – to raise our level of confidence and “show the world”.
But then as soon as we do, we pounce on each other and project our insecurities onto the success of our “friends”.
We’re all good when someone comes out of the self-critiquing closet and flaunts her so-called “faults” but as soon as someone does the same with a quality it becomes a game-changer.Why is that?
That’s just CRAZY – and here’s why
Have I ever told you my age? Well I’ll be 49-years old next month. That’s right.
I’M ALMOST 50.
I know that sounds old to some of you. Ancient even. But guess what? I’m still me. I’m still happy with what I see in the mirror (on most days). I can still out-run my kids. And I can still touch my toes.
BUT . . .
I know that I’ll never be as good as I once was. Those days are over.
The perky eyelids of my 20s are gone, replaced by gravity-inspired hoods.
The smooth kneecaps of my 30s are gone, replaced by gravity-inspired elephant skin.
(Damn you gravity!)
But once upon a not-so-long time ago, I could shine my youthful glow with the best of them – but did I appreciate it?
Nope. I was too busy worrying about what people were thinking.
Continue reading this post on Mona Andrei’s blog, Moxie-Dude