I give myself a SERIOUSLY hard time sometimes. I’m not exactly a typical female and though I am thankful to be as I am, there are times when I have felt badly when other impose their own interpretations of what a woman “should be” on me.
Heaven forbid I say “I don’t cook.” I mean that generally. You won’t find me with an apron on baking casseroles, for sure, but that doesn’t mean I’m a total dolt. I can manage with the smaller variety of things I eat…and I’m absolutely certain I can follow a recipe (I cooked a lot with my parents when I was little.) But just because baking isn’t my favorite hobby…or being ultra feminine won’t work for my sportier lifestyle, I shouldn’t feel badly.
And you shouldn’t EITHER.
Don’t let anyone else define you, put you down, or place you in a box.
Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that another person’s definition of “perfect” may well deviate (even substantially) from our own. There is nothing wrong with that!
We all have gifts, and all have room to grow.
We all have preferred activities, and those that just aren’t so much our thing.
And in the end, that’s kind of what makes the planet so interesting, isn’t it? If everyone was cookie cutter, I think I (for one) would be highly disturbed!
I appreciate my glamorous friends, as much as my sporty ones, my bohemian ones, and the workaholics… I love them all, and appreciate most that THEY are happy.
Conforming just doesn’t work for me – it’s such a drag, and not worth anyone’s time to stress about! If, as a human being, you do feel down about it, remember that YOUR “prefect” may not be everyone’s “perfect”…but there are countless others to whom your ideal is also perfection.
It’s all in the way you define your terms anyway.
I DO cook.
I definitely “IRON.”
And I always make sure home is nice and clean. 🙂