Prime of Midlife

I Refuse To Have The Crisis
Time To Stop Taking The Snake Oil

Time To Stop Taking The Snake Oil

I am so fed up of the number of ads and articles that get put in front of me as I browse the internet telling me how to lose weight, dress better, look better etc. Better for whom?

Who makes these standards that state I am not satisfactory as I am, that I need to be better?

I am 52 years old, I have a 23 year old daughter that I have brought up on my own through choice. I am paying a mortgage on my own so that I may own my home in the future. I work full time and I also run my own business from home when I get a few minutes. I look after my aging parents who live close by and are in denial of the aging process.
Who the hell are these people to tell me that I am not good enough?

So much online information is geared to feed our insecurities, make us think that we are not good enough, that we need whatever snake oil they are selling.

Don’t get me wrong, there are times I could do without the jiggly belly or the fat thighs but that does not make me less than anyone else. Just because I feel comfortable in jeans and trainers rather than a power suit, does not make me any less capable of doing my job.

Let’s not get me started on the make up and perfume etc which is supposed to make me more attractive to the opposite sex. I am so not interested in some man who has most likely been watching way too much porn and is looking play out his fantasies.

My life is not perfect and probably never will be, it is however good enough for me. So, to all the companies trying to tell us women that we are not good enough. I say to you, go find another market to peddle your wares. Stop bringing down the self esteem of women so that you can get rich.

To the women of the world, stop trying to compete where there are no rules and the game is rigged. You will never be good enough for those touting their wares, better to spend time and money enjoying life rather than chasing rainbows.

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