Saturday, June 9, 2012

I am

I am the woman who still feels like a girl

Who doesn't know what she wants to be when she grows up

Who has no idea where the last two years went

Who cries too easily and loves too fiercely

Who believes the snooze button is one of the greatest inventions of all time

Who not only wears her heart on her sleeve but all over her freaking body

Who refuses to be a doormat and will not stand for passive aggressive bullshit

Who remembers the long, sleepless nights surrounding a newborn and yet yearns for another baby

Who finds bad boys attractive but not worth the trouble

Who knows her triggers and avoids them where possible

Who knows to take care of herself, her husband and her child above all others

Who cracks a joke, not to minimize, but in preference to laughing rather than crying

Who realizes baking can not only be an art but a form of therapy (plus there is food)

Who has a messy house because there are far more fun things to do than clean

Who frantically cleans before anyone comes over lest they think she is a pig

Who will actively seek out the truth when lies are being told

Who thinks commercial television is designed to sell you things and keep you afraid

Who is fiercely loyal, even to those who have scorned her

Who doesn't hold grudges but never, ever forgets

Who knows who she is and is aware that it's constantly changing

Who is happy with who she is, right in this moment, even if you're not



Who are you?



Edenland's Fresh Horses Brigade

53 comments:

  1. I love this post. I too am a woman who still feels like a girl! Cheers.

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  2. Thanks, Leah! I'm 30 and still don't feel like a grown up!

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  3. If I ever find out at what age you actually feel like a grown up, I'll let you know. I can tell you that all of the ages up to fifty-one aren't it. 

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  4. Nodding, nodding.

    I want people to believe I keep an immaculate home but I don't want to actually clean it. Hence, I really hate the 'drop-in' visitor.

    Also, your post has reminded me I need to bake a chocolate cake pretty much immediately...

    I hope you never stop feeling like a girl.

    xx

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  5. You forgot that you're insanely beautiful inside and out.

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  6. I love that you like you. Right now.
    We change so much, I think it's taken me a while to learn to like myself in every reincarnation, in every "right here right now" (as Fatboy Slim would say).

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  7. I love that you are happy with who you are - my second favourite line is
    Who believes the snooze button is one of the greatest inventions of all time !!
    Have a great weekend.
    Me

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  8. SO glad to find I'm not the only one who does the last minute house-cleaning thing.  You have totally won my heart with this post.

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  9. The_Snowball_EffectJune 9, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    I am nodding in agreement with much of what you have written.

    The snooze button is the greatest invention, but also one of the most dangerous.

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  10.  I still feel like a girl too, even though 40 is knocking at the door. I wonder if I'm ever going to feel all grown up sometimes :-)

    And oh crap but you could've been speaking for me with the tension between having a messy house because cleaning is So Not My Thing, and manically tidying when company's coming because even though I say I don't care what people think ... I do really.

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  11. I wrote my post last night. Same title and all ;) Then read yours and nodded my head off, love this. Love you actually. You are an amazing woman Glowy.

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  12. I love this post.  It's awesomeness wrapped in the fantastic.

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  13. Oh I like this very much. Thank you for linking up, Glow. 

    Love seeing all the things you have baked and made ... it's a sign of a creative, nurturing, talented spirit .... and TRICKY'S CAKE. You could make a business out of it, yeah?

    Who has scorned you? *Flexes hands*

    Snaps to your tatt ;)

    XXXX

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  14. Loved that last line, and I could not agree more about the baking.

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  15. I can't stand drop in visitors either. Not even when it's family. I keep a lot of doors closed in this house to pretend it's clean.

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  16. Woo Fatboy Slim reference FTW! Only sitting down to write this did I really think about it and it feels good.

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  17. Mrs Catch if you ever come visit me, my house will look lived in but lovely... just don't open any doors or cupboards OK?

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  18. YES! Very dangerous. Especially if you hit off instead of snooze. Oops.

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  19. Exactly. I don't care and then I care SO MUCH. I can handle toys everywhere - I figure that's a sign of a fun place.... plus if I clean them up in daylight hours it's less than 5 minutes before it's a bomb site again.

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  20. You are freaking amazing walking contradiction and I wish we lived closer. As I'm getting to know you more I realize we have a lot in common and enough opposites to make it interesting :) x

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  21. Thanks Rhonda! I think that's the coolest compliment ever :)

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  22. I've been asked to make a cake for someone! Of course I'm saying I'm not good enough... ARGH!!!
    Thanks for making me think x

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  23. I don't know what I want to be when I grow up either... I don't know that I really ever want to grow up... and I'll be 41 this year. 
    I shove all the crap into my bedroom and shut the door when people come over... it's a hell hole of washing, shoes and paper work in there! 

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  24. Hello there. This is the first time I've read your blog although I've seen you on Twitter. Really enjoyed your post. Love how everyone is digging deep for Eden.. I've read some really powerful posts (including yours). Love the repetition of "who.." very poetic.
    Catherine x
    PS. Happy birthday to Mr2!  

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  25. Love.

    Still feel like a little girl :/

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  26. Fabulous post. And I hear you on the snooze button thing :)
    x

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  27. You sound like someone I'd happily and easily be friends with!

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  28. More babies in your near future???? I remember how hard it is and shutter now.  Easy to tell I'm finished :)

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  29. When do I get to see you again?  We have so much more talking to do, so much in common.  DPCON was not enough!

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  30. Deb_BrightandPreciousJune 10, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    I love so many things about you. I relate to crying easily and lovely too fiercely too. What a beautiful woman you are. x

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  31. Beautiful post Glowless. I don't really know what I want to be when I grow up yet either. 

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  32. A deeply self-aware post, Glow. I'm not sure I'd know how to write mine.

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  33. I really loved this post, I can relate to a lot of it, had a few of the same in my post :) xx

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  34. Have always admired you for your super strong, unwavering personality. Bask in your awesomeness, Glowy xxx

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  35. Oh, what a beautiful post. I've been following you for a while and so much rings true with me. I especially identify with the random drop-ins, in fact, I posted about them on Friday!

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  36. Hi, what a beautiful post. I can relate to so many of them. As for the drop-ins, i just posted about them on Friday. They do my head in! Thanks for a wonderful read.

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  37. whiningattheworldJune 12, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Great post, Glow!

    I love the part about there being much more fun things to do than clean!

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  38. I wish I knew about the baking thing sooner! x

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  39. I have a severe case of floordrobe :(

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  40. Thanks for stopping by, Catherine. I've loved reading all the different ways people have written on the theme :)

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  41. I dun wanna grow up. Can't make me. :P x

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  42. Thanks, Claire! I am a bit of a snooze button whore - for some reason I feel like I've had a sleep in if I can snooze it a couple times.

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  43. It was over way too quickly! Next year x

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  44. Thank you, Deb, that's such a lovely thing to say. I'm all warm and tingly now xxx

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  45. It was a tough one. I used to struggle with it so I've asked it of myself a LOT in the past.

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  46. I'm assuming you chose your name AFTER one of those drop ins, because they make me go insane too!!!

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  47. Thank you :) It's a nice feeling x

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