Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Bit Of A Catchup And Random Thought For The Day

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a marvelous Christmas and New Year! I sure did! Christmas was very laid back and the least stressful I have seen in many years, the only stress I had was trying to get my hot curlers to work haha something I must practice more!

Christmas Day Outfit: Dress from That Shop and flower from Chickabilly. This was also before makeup, cant seem to find any post makeup..... woops!

The best thing about Christmas was the lovely present I received from my hubby...... A voucher to Red Leopard Photography so I can get my first photo shoot done! YAY! I'm so excited! I have so many ideas going on in my head in regards to outfits and props I must start writing a list.

I also have a very busy month ahead of me including the following:
  1. A burlesque masterclass with the very talented Ginger La Minge
  2. Learning to sew
  3. A body positive photo shoot with Red Leopard Photography and
  4. Jury duty!
What does one wear to Jury Duty? A great chance for me to dress up everyday I think haha

I also wanted to thank Super Kawaii Mama for the shout out on her blog recently, I'm sure a lot of you are very familiar with her blog and if not please head over there and check it out. She has AMAZING tutorials and is just adorable. 

So that is a rather brief catchup from me as my mind is completely blank after an experience I had this morning which I wanted to talk about. It is not really vintage related but i just needed to get my thought off my chest. Ive recently started to learn how to run (which is a lot harder than it sounds for someone so unfit as I am) and it has come to the point where I need to start pushing myself a little to get more out of my workouts. So I'm coming up to the last 4 minutes of my running section (more like shuffling) and I find I'm starting to get very emotional and nearly in tears, I start to think "this is really weird, its only exercise" but than I realise why..... I was being bullied by myself to keep going when part of me didn't want to. My submissive side was being bullied by my authoritative side. In my situation it was a positive outcome, I had run way further than I had ever done before and in a way became stronger as my authoritative side won. I had gained some power! 

Now this is where my random thought for the day comes in...... Does the submissive trait in women pass onto the next generation from an era where women were generally submissive? 

My mum was 48 when I arrive so I have technically skipped a generation compared to my friends of the same age. I have always had low self confidence and was always too afraid to speak up. In general I am submissive. I have been working hard over the last year to change that and become a stronger person, which I have but I still wonder, where did it come from? Mum was brought up in the 40s/50s and had a lot of expectations placed on her, she was expected to only be home schooled and only the basics, she was expected to stay home and help out her mother and as the youngest daughter she was expected to look after her mother later in life. Even after becoming a newly wed my mum and dad were forced to live with my mothers parents, rather than keeping her own home and gaining some independence mum was than to keep her parents home as well as try to create her own family. I am very grateful that my mum broke the cycle and was always encouraging me to do whatever I wanted to do and she tried very hard not to push me in any direction but at times I did see her struggle with how she was raised compared to how she wanted to raise her own children. 

So in a way I am now leading my own women's revolution in myself to try and catch up with my generation of strong, independent women so that my children will hopefully carry different tendencies to that of my mum and myself. 

Well I'm not sure if any of that made sense, which is what normally happens when you get stuck with a random though.

Have a lovely day!

Miss Dolly Bow Peep xxooxx

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