Gender Equality is all of us

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๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธImagine running, side by side, with someone. For a bit both of you are aware of each other. Then, both of you get in a zone where you are self-aware. Still, aware that you are running with someone but not aware enough to check on their position. โฃ
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๐ŸŽ‡ It is required that both of you, collaboratively reach a destination, to win. Imagine your feelings if you find out that it was mostly you who moved forward. Whatever your partners reasons maybe, your feelings are real. โฃ
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That running is our growth. โฃ
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That destination is an empowered & equal world.โฃ
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The partners in it are all of us, of all genders. โฃ
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๐Ÿ—ฃ Be aware of where you lack and work on it! ๐Ÿ—ฃ Vocalize & Normalize gender equality. โฃ
๐ŸŽค Gender equality is not just a woman thing. Itโ€™s every genderโ€™s responsibility to step it up and demand balance. โฃ
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๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฐ๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ค๐ž๐ž๐ฉ ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐›๐š๐œ๐ค ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐œ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ. โฃWe are moving forward, join in!
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These unpleasant memories …

Life is unavoidable!

Hindsight is always 20/20!!

๐ŸŽค And, I have yet to meet anyone, including myself, who has forgotten an unpleasant experience. With time there could be detachment and maybe forgiveness, if at all.

โ™ฅ๏ธ Letโ€™s not fool ourselves and maybe fight the fight that is worth it because they are all memories.

For all my extrovert-ness these things are ridiculously hard ..

For all my extrovert-ness the few things that I find ridiculously difficult are:

๐Ÿ—ฃ Asking for help – and itโ€™s not a lack of need. Because who doesnโ€™t need help!

๐Ÿ—ฃ Self Promotion – my resume is a sorry example of that.

๐Ÿ—ฃ Taking a compliment, especially in person – itโ€™s almost as if I need a credited institution to validate my dry shampoo skills so that I can accept โ€˜your hair looks great today!โ€™

๐Ÿ—ฃ Seeing my own worth – I have no quip here because if I start on this, it will turn into a book.

Is it ego at play or need of control or am I just wired that way? Who knows, but it needs to change and I am taking actionable steps!!

And, no I donโ€™t think being an extrovert or an introvert automatically makes the above possible. Itโ€™s was my perception that the above may come organic to me as being an extrovert.

๐Ÿ˜ณ It took me only 30days of contemplation before I โ€˜invitedโ€™ family & friends to โ€˜Likeโ€™ my page. And, the push that made me do it was my self-thought of โ€˜well, I donโ€™t want I spam my personal page with my posts all the time so whoever wants to read my work will โ€˜Likeโ€™ with the Facebook page or better yet will subscribe to the blogโ€™

๐Ÿ—ฃ This amazing Kathleen Taylor artwork speaks to me – I am a science & signs person – and I spotted it at the cutest store wild oats and billy goats. This will be in my office one day, I will buy it! Because ..

Itโ€™s a bird and the message is what I need.

Do you struggle with owning the intangible? How do you go about it? Share some tips in comments .. all of us could use it! โ™ฅ๏ธ

Photo shoot instead of souvenirs? Yes please!

Few weeks ago my cousin sent me a video from my childhood. The video is a candid clip from a family event and shows me and my cousins dressed and waiting to pose for a photo shoot.

In the video there are hugs, kisses, chaos, constant adult (unsuccessful) direction of where and how the kids should pose, Indian film industry influenced fashion choices – think luxurious (somewhat itchy) clothing in rich jewel tones on children who donโ€™t understand or appreciate the need for the grand. But somehow are genetically wired to be prim and proper when wearing such clothes and, ofcourse around a camera.

Did I mention that – I am a SouthAsian transplant and have been calling US home since 1997.

I digress!

That video took me by complete surprise!

Not for the fashion choices or for the fact that I had no idea that such a video existed.

My emotions surprised me.

For a moment, I took the next few breaths as that young girl who had only one major role in life – to be a daughter.

In that video I saw, my now aged, my self and family. Sadly, some of them are no longer with us.

In that video, I saw the simplicity of relationships. Which, my now grown self, knows that it was always complex.

As I watched that video surrounded by my husband and son I realized that they will never know this girl who was once only a daughter. See, they know this woman who is a daughter, sister, wife, mother, working professional and everything in between.

I am super sure I donโ€™t want my husband to know that girl either – I mean I won an eating competition in school! Itโ€™s a story for another day.

But that video or some pictures I discover makes me feel these feelings. These feelings that are priceless and feel like a warm blanket over your cold body … until you remember high school and testing. Thank goodness for aging out.

Access to capturing memories is easier than ever! Letโ€™s use them. Letโ€™s take pictures and letโ€™s be in the pictures.

Few years ago we decided that once a year and/or on every family vacation we will make family pictures our souvenirs.

My world!

Today, when I walk through the front door and see pictures from our trips, I tell us the couple – Good Decision!

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Smile away now to Smile later!