19 April 2018

Q for Queen




Welcome! 
We are with the 2018 April AtoZ Blogging challenge and its my fifth attempt. For those who missed it, here is the link to my Theme Reveal post. Do the alphabets still stand for the same things we learnt about in Nursery school? 

Its day seventeen and the alphabet is Q.

Traditionally, Q is for Queen and today I will stay with the word Queen.

The only difference is that I would like each and every woman to be wearing a crown.

Here's what has prompted this coronation...

Women devote so much time for our careers, families, homes that very often we put themselves at the bottom of the priority list. 

Well, ok, it may not be true for everyone.. so I can speak only for the ladies I have met over the last few decades. When in a crunch, it was always 'She' who did away with her free time/exercise/hobby and so on. 


I too am guilty of this. 


Let me add that this was a voluntary decision - one that was forced on me by my conscience. I have never really found out why since I was brought up in an open, progressive atmosphere and married into an equally open and progressive family.


Still it has happened. 


And then, a few years ago, I decided to put a stop. 


That's when I decided that I need time for Myself. 

The world (read my family) can and does very well without me - that was a difficult one to digest at a great cost to my ego. But it set me free from myself! 

I have stopped carrying all worries of the world.... 


I am not perfect.


I have learnt to appreciate myself and accept my own short comings. I don't depend on appreciation from friends/relatives to feel good. (But honestly.. it does feel awesome to be praised!)


I have opted out of the rat race long ago. Being a tortoise is good. It lets me walk on the path less travelled and appreciate what God gives me. 


Weight is not the sole criteria. Being fit is. Salt and pepper hair is to be accepted as are the knee caps and calcium supplements. Grey hair does have its advantages in being offered to jump a queue! ;-)

Time marches on.Change is inevitable. Accepting it makes my life easier. 

I owe it to myself to be happy. 

That's when I crowned myself a queen. 

These are my two-paise tips for every woman to be one! 

We are more than half way through the AtoZ challenge. Hang in there folks...
Cheers!

4 comments:

Karen O'Connor said...

Everyone needs time for themselves so they can recharge. I think crowning yourself queen is a good idea. Weekends In Maine

Archana said...

Thanks Karen :-)

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Thinking myself as a queen, or princess, for that matter, is foreign to me. I guess I'd rather not have the responsibility. lol May you reign in peace and joy, wonder and happiness.

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Archana said...

@Su-siee ...Thank you so much!