Here’s something you’ll probably never read, but I’m going to write it down anyway. While I think of it.
Be careful with your eyebrow hair. Fake your tan. Give firm handshakes, especially when you lose. Save all your niceness for those closest to you – don’t waste it on strangers.
Use less plastic. Actually – just use less. Eat more plants. The earth is groaning under the weight of us all and the environment is a mess. We screwed up and it’s your problem now.
Don’t say yes just to be polite – be selfish with your time. Do what YOU want. Wear what YOU want. Suit yourself. Making yourself happy is the best thing you can do for those closest to you. In the end they are the ones who’ll have to deal with you if you become a sad sack.
Say yes to work even if you feel like you’re unqualified. If the job won’t come to you, you go to the job. Don’t work to please your boss – the best results come when you work hard for yourself.
This Glorious Mess discusses why parents are being shamed on the beach…
Doors open easily for two kinds of people: those who are beautiful and those who just keep knocking.
Don’t have a chip on your shoulder about being a woman. Don’t go looking for sexism and inequality. If they should find you I want you to remember one thing – deeds, not words.
Be better, work harder. Never tolerate assholes, harassment or violence. Report it. Don’t remain a victim.
Here’s a big one – you can’t have it all. At least not all at once. People will say you can, they might even pretend to have it all – but it’s just not possible.
Trying to have it all is a sure fire way to feel like you’re failing at everything. Women have careers but we also have periods and boobs and bellies that carry children.