Meandering anecdotes and an occasional incisive comment, courtesy of an overeducated, feminist former-professional, who is continually outsmarted by her overly-gifted children and genius spouse and who seeks refuge in books, cocktails, and the occasional Xanax.
We love you!
We are thankfull for all of your accomplishments :)
This means you are human. **hugs**
I have been unaware of any failures on your part. This will certainly have an effect on my reading of your blog. I DO have to maintain standards of perfection in my associations after all. When/if you feel you have achieved these standards, please contact me so I may put you back on my list of perfect people.
Lighten up Francis!
Failures are an important and natural way of learning what needs to be done to correct Life's missteps. YOU already know this, but I'm saying it just to remind you.
If everything we did was a screaming success, we wouldn't enjoy the sweetness of the small moments of victory in our lives, and darling DH, there have been months for me where those tiny triumphs were the only things to make me crawl out of a very dark hole.
I've failed at so much in my life: disappointed my parents for not living up to my potential, disappointed my children for not being a hands-on Tiger Mom, and disappointed my husband for not being the partner he deserves in life.
I have to keep reminding myself even though the half-full glass is half-full only because someone's taken a dump in it, there are people every where wishing for just one more day here on Earth, even if they have to own a glass of crap.
You, wild child, have an enviable life, even with its dark corners and sadness.
Embrace the failures and step around them. To those who feel the need to point failures out, thank them kindly for caring to notice them: "Pretty cool my current life experiment failed, but OH, what learning comes as a result." And in your head you say "thanks for pointing that out, you little effer. Must be damned hard being so perfect in every aspect of YOUR life. Ya pissant."
Not that it matters, but I find your successes and failures inspiring to me here Suburbia. Flail away. Fail away, but ROCK ON with your bad self, 'cause, girl, you're only human.
You aren't a failure to me. You've been a supportive and witty friend for more than years.
I tried to fail once, but I was unable to do it.
Oh, Goats, you failed at trolling here. You came here as a troll and became enmeshed.
And thank you, DrSarah, Silliyak, La vikinga, Nmitford, and anon. I appreciate your thoughts.
I read your blog regularly . I rarely comment. You , however, inspire me to be a better mother , a better person and you remind me that it is okay to just be me! I am not sure what you are sorry about at the moment but shit happens, life goes on and I think you are freakin awesome !!!! Xoxo
I'm not, dammit! I'm embracing them. Yours and mine, too. Without failures, we'd be annoying and have missed out on many a good lesson.
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