Perusing Facebook this morning I came across a post that had me ready to tear my hair out. Maybe it was the fact I was only halfway through my first cup of coffee, but the content of that post set me off (Kyle, keep your PMS comments to yourself)
" I'm just a girl. I love being called pretty but I'll never believe it. I'm not always right, but I hate admitting I'm wrong. I'm almost always smiling, but it's not always real. I can be read like an open book, but hide so much. I work hard at things, but don't always get what I deserve. I'm just a girl."
Now on the surface this comment seems fairly innocuous. In fact the descriptions describe parts of my personality rather well. What I have issues with is the word "just".
I am not 'Just' anything. I am a woman, I am human, I am strong, vulnerable, kind, compassionate, protective, caring, smart, and many other things. I am me. When 'just' is added to that description, it completely negates it all. It also makes you sound like a victim.
So ladies and gentlemen, when describing yourself, give yourself the credit you deserve instead of negating it with this word. Let the world know that you are the captain of your ship, not 'just' the 1st mate.
Ok, rant finished!
Hope everyone has a good day =)