Sunday, 24 November 2013

Grass is always greener?

Live with someone cruel you wish they were kind
Have someone caring you miss the spark

Being with a worrier, if only they were laid back
Have someone relaxed, why don't they have more drive? 

You have a family, you miss a career
Progressing well at work, you long for a baby

Live in the city, you want the peace of the  country
Dwelling in a remote location you miss the convenience of somewhere built up 

Your friend wants your job
You want her engagement 

Carrying weight you want to be slim
A thinner build you envy other's curves 

Living in a flat you want to own a house
Running household chores you'd rather somewhere small

Winter time you long for the sun
In summer you want some more breeze

Cut your hair short, you miss your locks
Having a long style, it takes too long to dry 

Having a shower you miss the long luxurious lounge in a bath
Soaking under bubbles, you get restless and wish you'd had a quick shower

You go blonde, brunette seems to go with more
Dark hair you wish you had a bit more colour 

A career girl you yearn to be a Mum
Housewife you feel a prisoner at home 

Not wanting a child too young 
When older you envy those already with babies 

Wanting to think more in your job
With lots of responsibility you long for easier days 

Wishing for more money
Having more cash it's never enough 

Look forward to Christmas
Festive time comes you're saddened how fast the year has flown 

Feeling bored you haven't got many plans
A hectic schedule you wish for a break 

Why is it us humans always want what someone else has got? 

Why do we always need to be reminded that we always think the grass is greener on the other side? 

Friday, 22 November 2013

I'm an insecure girl too: help me out of here!

Sitting here on a Friday night on my own, without any foodie treats, vino or company and wearing my onesie, I'm clearly not worried how sad I sound.

Therefore I'll crank it up a notch and admit I'm watching I'm A Celebrity! Oh and I am ill and on antibiotics, hence the naff social life of late and depressed mood!

Anyways, I'm watching said reality show on ITV and am pleased to say it's made me smile tonight.

Yesterday however was another story. 

Don't get me wrong I'm pleased body image and what women face regarding their feelings and appearance was highlighted. I felt so saddened though that a top athlete could be made so low and has had such a bad time of it all down to her appearance.

No matter how time progresses nothing changes for us girls and our bodies does it?

It saddens me and makes me so angry that a woman who has an OBE and has a bloody Olympic medal for goodness sake can feel so low and worthless over ignorant peoples' comments on social media and being around a beauty pageant stunner. 

I'm not anti Amy Willerton at all, she seems a nice enough person and her challenge today showed her to be brave and with a sense of humour - she did very well and was very calm throughout. 

Admittedly this did anger me, just through pure jealousy - she is so pretty and a nice person and is good with heights, bugs and adventurous challenges. Damn her!

Although I have to say her fawning over Joey Essex has done my head in! 

It's just unbelievable that we are in 2013 and every woman in that jungle is being judged by their appearance or has issues. The fact Laila (Mo from Eastenders) seems the most confident says a lot - body confidence seems to come with age and experience. Perhaps it's because she comes from an era that celebrated curves? 

Rebecca has clear issues with appearance and Lucy from Emmerdale was very forthcoming in revealing her insecurities. 

For such a trashy TV easy-watching show like this it's been pretty hard going to watch. 

As a female who is constantly worrying about my size and judging myself against others it also hit a nerve. I think a lot of us girls are the same sadly. 

My boyfriend even laughs whenever I'm off to the gym or eating healthily saying I'd never be happy whatever size I may be and whatever compliments people give me I don't accept.

For tonight though I've been cheered somewhat. Yes I was annoyed at after showing Amy doing so well in a physical challenge, the program then resorted to the clich├ęd shower scene so well known now on I'm A Celeb after the famous Mylene scenes! 

But then Matthew Wright saved the day. Yes sobbing scared candidate Mr Wright, the smarmy faced channel 5 presenter you typically want to slap. He saved the day?

Why? Because he decided to do his own white bikini shot in the waterfall shower. Classic! 

Just the sort of thing we need to see, mocking of these long awaited 'sexy' scenes that all the tabloids wait for. About bloody time! 

So men take note, us girlies enjoy a bit of humour, regardless of how you look. So perhaps once in a while judge a lady by her combined assets and not just those that belong in a bikini or in your childish lad mag fantasies!

And girls? You're not getting off lightly either. Stop bitching about one another - we all do it - maybe next time you start think of how you feel next to that beauty in the bar with you or having to step out in that teeny weeny swimwear in the Summer.

Will I be applying this attitude myself? Of course! 

Now what was it they were saying in the Dingo Dollar about how many lies men tell, never mind women...