Sunday Secret

chessIt’s National Women’s Month.  What do you have to show for yourself?

Are you leaning in like a good soldier or if your aren’t leaning in are you loading your cannon to shoot in the general direction of all the ladies that think leaning in is the way to go?

Are you writing editorials to the New York Times? You better be.

Are you pleasing your man or your woman or you child or your dog or your mother-in-law or your boss or every acquaintance that crosses your path? If you don’t know the answer to this are you paying good money to understand why?

Have you mastered balance—yet—because a shit load of us have. We feel serene when appropriate and we find a way to sandwich our yoga/Pilates/meditation/hula hoop/trapeze/stripper class/thesis in between all the other tasks we have assigned to ourselves because we aren’t keen on asking for help or should we say we aren’t keen on having the experience of being helped.

Do you have it all? There’s a 99.9% chance that you should.

Are you loathing the appropriate other women? Do you have a list of them that you keep in your organic backpack? Ann Coulter should be the first and then, depending on what side you’re on Sheryl Sandburg and Marissa Mayer should be in the top five.

Have you found time to celebrate your beauty and strength and womanliness?
Have you listened to your inner child at least once this month?
Have you told her to be patient when she tells you this feels like a bunch of bullshit?

Have you taken time to celebrate YOU for who YOU are as well as all the other women who think like YOU, that are similar to YOU.

Do you have a sinking feeling that you may be doing this all wrong but that thought makes you feel exuberant and right?

Well, congratulations then, you’re a good woman and this is your month.

Your Move,
Several Ill Intentioned Pawns

9 Comments on "Sunday Secret"

  1. The Mayor says:

    All that leaning in makes me think that Sheryl has a bad case of vertigo.

  2. Hilary says:

    OMG, I am ROFL. Here I am, leaving the hotel for a day of presurgical testing, facing surgery tomorrow, when I really want to run as fast as I can straight over Rte 66……….and YOU make me JUST ABOUT pee my pants.
    I loved it, I agreed 100 %. What BULLSHIT. Self serving, rich, knowitall………does that about cover the author??? Oh, wait, I forgot SMUG.
    You made my day.

  3. PJ says:

    Brilliant photo for this post. And because I was raised in the happy home-maker 50’s and early 60’s my first thought was that this was an even more satirical photo because the chess pieces were made of bread dough and chocolate. Seriously. That is how warped my mind was by the time I got the hell out of Dodge and discovered women with hair on their legs.

    Cupcake, you just made my day. I can crawl out of bed now and face the house guests who are only 2 hours away. Shall I lean in and get those cookies baked?

  4. Penne says:

    I’m just trying to take a shower on the same days that I go to work and also did you know that as children get larger so do their clothes? Which means that not only do they wear three sets of apparel each and every day, but they are Under Armour size XXL hoodies and Under Armour size XL baseball pants and the socks – oh Lord so many socks – so your items-of-clothing-per-load ratio goes waaay down but the pile of to-be-washed-items goes way up and I’m not sure how I could balance that ever no matter how big the shoulder pads in my navy blue power suit.

  5. Thank you for adding balance to my day today. I’m now on the right track!

  6. claudia w says:

    I almost fell off my chair as I leaned in to see the bread dough and chocolate chess pieces. It’s 9″25 on a Monday morning…I haven’t had breakfast, balanced myself or taken a shower. Is this a fail???

  7. I tasted my menstrual blood once, does that count?