Super Women's Day?Friday, March 08, 2013
It's Super Women's Day right? That's my executive decision on the matter. Another day on Facebook where I question my awesomness and feel the spikes of failure. Feeds filled with "inspiration" of Oprah and Hilary Clinton and trust me I understand and appreciate the rally of women and celebrating all we have accomplished, but the pressure mounts up, and I just can't. So, instead, I'd like to offer my version of inspiration, a blog post by my best friend Mandy. A delightful reminder that our quest of being Super Woman (and admiring those who we think are) might be a bit ounrealistic and that no one is perfect 24/7.
Guest Post by Mandy Allen
Super Woman Syndrome
That’s not asking too much, right?
Affecting millions of women worldwide, you too might be one of its silent victims. Does any of this sound familiar?
Perfection is impossible. We must stop trying to catch it. We must stop being so hard on ourselves all the time! Truth be told, even Super Heroes aren’t perfect.
I know it’s hard to hear, and it’s even harder to practice, but with the occasional reality check from those who love me most, I have faith that eventually I will overcome Super Woman Syndrome. *Jessica raises another fist in air.*
If we can all just step back and take a breath, stop picking ourselves apart and stop demanding unrealistic perfection, I have faith that suffers everywhere will finally overcome!
Or maybe I’ll just get a mask to go with my cape.