Hey, It's OK!

It all started with YM (remember that?) way back in ’94 and has continued well into adulthood: my unwavering love affair with glossy magazines. They’ve been there for me through thick and thin- layovers, car rides, long waits at the dentist, and lazy Sunday afternoons. And my choice of title tends to vary, depending on my mood; From fashion mags like Vogue, to rag-tags like US Weekly, and even foodie publications like Rachael Ray, I love them all! One of my favorites is Glamour. I love that this particular magazine is dedicated to the empowerment of today's modern women...girls that are both gutsy and self-confident. The pages of Glamour are chock full with stories about real life ladies and what makes them amazing, fashion finds, and beauty tips. But the best part of each issue, the page that I always scramble to find, is the monthly feature "Hey, It's Ok!". Basically, it's a very inspirational segment which reassures readers that their irrational, vain or lazy behavior is, in fact, completely normal. Whew! Well, as these magazines so often do, the articles got me thinking, what do I believe is Ok in this crazy, wonderful, life I live? So here's my 100% Guilt-Free point of view:

Hey, It's Ok....

....to always have your camera ready, even if your friends and family roll their eyes as soon as it appears.

....to get decked out in workout gear, and clean the house. Dusting, laundry, vacuuming. Scrub and squat, sweep and sweat, dust and dance.

....to fake indifference but actually pay super-close attention to the "emergency exits" on the airplane.

....to want to eat corn at every meal.

....to bail on plans because the Grinch is on tv. You don't turn your back on Little Cindy-Lou Who!

....to push your sunglasses on top of your head and consider it a hairstyle.
....to secretly enjoy watching Zac Efron and listening to Justin Bieber, even though you pretend to think they're silly when your husband is around.

....to shop 'til you drop.

....to ask everyone for their opinion, and then do the exact opposite.

....to believe that your child's face is more beautiful than anything else in the world.

....to eat peanut butter from the jar when you don't feel like making lunch.

....to agree to go camping only if heat, electricity, and plumbing are involved.

....to put your baby down for a nap, grab your ipod, turn up the music in your earphones, and dance in front of the mirror.

....to love wearing your glasses. Even if it's only in the privacy of your own home.

....to say no to Frisbee, windsurfing, or anything that will take you away from your towel, tunes, and frosty beverage. Lying on the beach is an activity!
....to know exactly what you want in life.


Jeannie said...

What a cute post. I love the eyeglasses, that was at the beach on one of the Mom and Ashley trips before Hudson. Keep writing!!!

Kellie Belue Jordan said...