I’ve changed alot recently, maybe I’ve had an epiphany, maybe I’m just too tired to care what people think. Or maybe I’m en route to some kind of Michael Douglas-Falling Down type break down, ah well who knows?
Anyway, the point is whatever the reason may be, I’ve just got a bit braver, I just give less of a shit.
Life is just better when you don’t determine your choices based on the perceived reactions of others.
I realised this the other day when I shocked myself by shouting at an old lady in Aldi. Don’t worry she totally deserved it, she was incredibly rude to me for no reason and I only gave her back what she gave me. She should think twice before targeting a harassed working mother who is due her period.
Years ago I would have felt stupid suddenly wearing lipstick or having a drastic hair cut. I would have worried about what people might say or think. Now I just don’t care if other people like or hate or don’t even notice my choices.
Then of course I’ve started this blog, which in itself has been quite liberating. I appreciate it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, I mean it’s all based around the fact that I’m a mother and I’m a bit neurotic. So if you don’t have kids and you’re not crazy, chances are you won’t relate a whole bunch but hey, you can’t write for everyone! You can only write for yourself and hope that someone, somewhere finds you vaguely entertaining.
I like my blog though and that’s what matters, I feel a bit proud of it already. I’ve had some great comments and feedback and I’m getting to work with some great bloggers next week. I had my first Tots100 position a few days ago, which was obviously no where near the Top 100 but for a site that’s just over two months old I was seriously thrilled by my ranking. Recently I’ve summoned up the courage to approach brands and products directly, resulting in two very exciting projects coming up later this year. All because I put my big girl pants on, believed in myself and stopped worrying about what other people might think!
So World, here’s the thing don’t try mess with me ok? I’ve got big girl pants, slutty lipstick and an on trend haircut (which I have time to style 3 days out of 7!). I’ve also got a brand new attitude and an excellent resting bitch face, so come at me if you dare!