I was watching a programme the other day which made me think, “What is it with us women?”. Ok, hold fire and let me explain…
We have come soo far! There is so much we can celebrate as women and in the past century alone have made great strides that we should be so proud of, from equal rights in the workplace, getting to vote and even joining the army (woohoo!). These and others are things that we can so easily take for granted nowadays; and quite often, we unwittingly forget these great achievements of womankind and instead look at what we don’t have…things that are arguably fickle in comparison.
So, back to the programme and its main character (let’s call her ‘Polly’ for the sake of this post). Polly was attractive enough, had a good job, her own flat and a boyfriend who adored and respected her. Though not perfect, she was content with her life until…wait for it…she joined social media. Suddenly the life she had built (as a result of the advancement of womankind) was overshadowed and seemed dull and dreary in comparison to the glitz and glam of her social media ‘friends’. I needn’t go into details about how Polly’s story ended as she tried frantically to bring her life up to social-media-par in this surprisingly gripping programme, as viewers undoubtedly shouted “what are you doing, Polly?!” at the TV screen. But the point is, sometimes its so easy for us women to compare our lives to others and question our own achievements.
I say its time to celebrate you (woohoo again)! We are Different Kind of Women, so lets be happy that we are women with different kinds of life. I haven’t gone out anywhere exciting over the past week and I haven’t done anything new; actually, I’ve spent most evenings eating soup (as I try to get a grip of my weight) and reading a book whose story line seems to be dragging. This may seem like nothing special, but its my contented nothingness and I love it.
If you watch DKW (highly recommended ladies!), you’ll know we’re always telling you that you can achieve anything you want, and indeed you can! Only, I recon our motivation should come from within us and what we really want; not from comparing ourselves to others. If someone has achieved something I one day hope to, then good for them! I like seeing their pictures and genuinely applaud them; but in the meantime, I’ll keep doing me and being content with that.
Written by Presenter Ann Anofienem