Sunday, July 4, 2010


I am not a big "quoter" either here or on Facebook. But I really needed to hear something last night. I had dinner with some old friends and came back feeling like the bastard red-headed stepchild. Things with women (and girls!) are very complicated, and frankly I have never been one to navigate the waters all that well. I have said and done terrible things, hurt peoples feelings unknowingly (and knowingly) but rarely do words, or lack thereof, hurt me. It did yesterday. I tell myself that I am a 36 year old intelligent, successful, happy woman. That I have a great marriage and wonderful (but evil) kids. I should not have let things bother me, but I did and that is my fault.

This is what I thought of:

No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Now this is where I have my incredibly girly moment. I wish I could say that I read this in school, or read a biography on the First Lady. I remembered it from the Princess Diaries movie.