Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
I don't feel like I'm good enough for my husband.
I felt the worst when we first became serious. It took him only one date to make a commitment. Couldn't understand what appealed to him so much: he's great; I'm so-so; and that's fact. People closest to us, however, seemed to think that we fit so right together.
"You are perfect for each other," his mom confessed after seeing us together for the first time. But even with my future mother-in-law's approval, I still felt self-conscious.
It's not self-deprecation talking; it's what I had to measure up to: his ex.
I'll call her Miss X. She's the Epitome of Success!
First off, she came from scholarly prestige: her Father triple-majored at ... where else? ... Harvard. He was also a Rhodes Scholar. Her Mother graduated from ... where else? ... Yale. Her uncle wrote books that sold well. If you watch the History Chanel, you've probably seen him. Her siblings work on Wall Street. They make a lot of money. Her Grandmother built an empire. Her Great Uncle did too.
You get the picture.
And the girl herself. Oh my God.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
Been a long time. Hope you're doing well.
I've been busy--and am too busy to elaborate.
So, onto what I'm loving right now...
1. Aveeno Positively Ageless Night Cream
Like what Cameron Diaz said, there is "no such thing as anti-aging." But, there is good skin care for mature skin. To help with heavy moisture-loss during sleep, applying night cream is a must.
Most night cream are heavy in feel, but this Aveeno night cream, made with noncomedogenic formula, feels light and easy. The purchase was a good choice, and I definitely recommend it.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Jack of all trades, master of none.
Miss HR was a cool girl.
I met her at a previous work place, a tiny consulting firm that no longer exists, and we immediately hit it off. Whenever I was in between projects, she proposed to my manager that I attend college job fairs with her.
I wasn't qualified to hire anyone, of course, but Miss HR liked my company, and Mr. Manager liked the exposure his department was going to receive. So I went, and had a good time with Miss HR.
During one of the job fairs...
...a young man, all dressed up and looking important, came to talk to us. According to him, he was THE-MAN: master psychologist, astute manager, genius engineer, communications expert...I don't remember everything, because it was a looooooooooong list.
"Check out this guy!" I exclaimed, "he's so smart!"
Miss HR, who was much savvier than I was, looked rather unimpressed. She leaned over and whispered, "Jack of all trades, master of none."
Ouch! (For him.)
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Bored with a preschool-aged girl?
One cure is doing crafts--and specifically making jewelry. If you have a little girlie girl, she'll most likely adore making her own necklaces and bracelets. It's easy to do, doesn't require a ton of money, and supplies are sold everywhere. Head to Michael's, or any local craft store, you'll find a jewelry-making section with assortments of beads, wires, tools and other shiny objects.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Instead of being happy for me, frenemies said that my daughter will be an evil teenage girl.
Not in the exact same words, but I knew what they meant. I knew their intention too--to get me worried and arouse a negative reaction, even though the timing was right after I found out that our firstborn was going to be a girl, and I had just weathered three painful years of infertility.
They said that teenage girls are hormonal, and mean, and will cause a lot of trouble just for attention.