Ever had anyone mock women who dress up well? Met men who think women who spend time on their looks are plain dumb? I get really disturbed when anyone has this thinking. My husband often teases me when I wear heels. The walk heels generate on a woman and the sound that heels make are clichéd in a certain way. I get upset when I hear such remarks. High heels do not mean dumb or cheap. They just mean classy or sexy. Spending time on looks is not stupid. It is a reflector of confidence, attitude and zest for life.
This is 2013. I still find so many old, traditional thoughts floating around that it scares me. If we haven’t opened up our minds yet, then when? Women are still targeted and are the ones justifying or fighting back. So, so unfair.
On a positive note, I read about so many women entrepreneurs on Women’s Web, it is greatly inspiring. I want to be one of them, some day. It is a big dream. And given that I am starting afresh, mid-life, into a totally new career, is a little nerve-wracking. I had started off with fashion studies with a lot of optimism and enthusiasm. But as I get deeper into the field and it is time for me to start attempting things on my own, I am shaky. I wonder if I would be able to do it. There are so many talented people out there; it’s going to be a lot of challenge and hard work.
But hey, you see obstacles only when you take your eyes off your goal. And that’s what I need to do. I could do with fewer distractions like baking, cooking and cleaning. And focus.