Let’s be weak for a day or two. Loose it, at least every once in a while. Stay in bed and watch tv-series when you feel like it, because no one will thank you for working hard when you’re dead.
And smile as often as possible, and smile, and smile. And tell your friends that you love them. Because if you’re pushing away the bad feelings you might suppress the good ones. Being strong is not a life goal.
Sundays are my favourite day. I often spend it on my own, with coffee and accounting. Having your own business is amazing but also time-consuming. At least I get to do the boring stuff while wearing my pyjama. I don’t even have to get out of bed to send my invoices.
I just read that the cast of Sex And The City are apologising to all women since they made them wear heels too high and damaging to their feet. According to The Telegraph that’s big news.
I think they should apologise to all women because they made them worry about how they look, what they wear and how much sex they have… I don’t think I’ll ever measure my success in how I look. The number of invoices I send wearing my pyjama and drinking coffee is a much more reliable standard.
I’ve spent the international women’s day together with lots of amazing women. We found a new place to have brunch, a magic corner of the city, with large windows and delicious coffee. And we had amazing conversations were we talked a lot about worries about yourself and your looks. Apparently all of us at the table had worried about what to wear, and I was still doubting if I had made the right choice. Why? I love them no matter what they wear, and I will start to tell them more often.
We went to a large celebration of the international women’s day with speakers and mingle. It was great listening so many great and inspiring women who I didn’t even know existed.
What did you do to women and gender inequality today?
I’m spending friday night watching Brokeback Mountain. I’ve never seen it before and I’m touched. It’s not just the story. It’s the scenery and the characters. I love Anne Hathaway in her small part. And the boots and the hats and the flannel shirts.
Love is always love. And we should always remember not to distinguish between different kinds. No one should have to hide their love in the mountains, not even on the beautiful Brokeback. But I wouldn’t mind spending my unhidden love on the trails or in the forest.
Are you an activist? Do you fight for your believes and hide your fears because the bigger cause is too important?
I don’t have that personality. I’m not good at fighting for what I believe in. I’m a diplomat. But, sometimes I take on the activist role, because I want to or because I wish I knew how to take the fight.
But it’s so hard to take a role that isn’t natural. And I often feel terrible during the try.
However, I believe it’s great for all of us to question our natural role and why we like to do what we’ve always done. Maybe stepping outside is a good thing, even though the direct result is terrible. I vote for long-term success!