When I was younger, I always knew that I wanted children, regardless of if a man thought that I was fit to be his wife or partner. I knew that I didn’t want to leave this world without reproducing. As a little girl, yes, I wanted to get married and have the fairytale wedding that society sells us but I also knew that having children was very important to me. Whether you’re single or not, bringing life into this world and/or shaping and molding a life from childhood into adulthood is nothing short of miraculous.
The most important thing to remember when finding out what books work for you is being okay with the fact that you will not click with every book and that is perfectly okay. If you do not finish a book, there is no reason to feel guilty about it. Reading is subjective so even if you know that a book is technically good, it may not be right for you. It’s fun to get caught up in the latest Oprah Book Club pick, Shondaland recommendation, latest book to movie adaptation, and hot book of the moment but don’t put pressure on yourself to finish or like a book that is simply not working for you. You’re not in school anymore, no one is forcing you to read something that does not bring you joy.
The past few months have been so hard on all of us. Harder for all those who are fighting the pandemic from the frontlines. If you are one of them, thank you. It’s because of you that the rest of us are able to go on with our lives. We will be eternally indebted.
We do not know when and how this global crisis would end. But it’s a reminder for all of us to reassess the priorities of our lives, which in essence come down to this— taking care of our family and of ourselves.
So please stay home and please do take good care of yourself. And that includes becoming a little mindful of your beauty routine as well not only because it will make you look good, but also because it will make you feel good. And we all know how important it is to feel good about yourself when you are looking after everyone else.
Most guys would say yes and if he doesn’t, he’s not human. Men love to look at pretty things. But the bottom line is that it’s subjective. Everyone has a different point of view and everyone has their own taste. So what one man likes in a woman, another man will not find those attributes to be high on their list of desires from a woman. Even still, the chemistry that brings us together aside from physical attraction includes behavior and attitude. It’s normal to aim for all three, but there are men out there who are satisfied with just the physical component. So when it comes down to it, physical attributes typically do matter for guys.
Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 girls in the U.S. have either left school early or missed school entirely because of a lack of access to period products? I know what it’s like being a young girl dealing with her period for the first time and worrying about getting up from my seat leaving a heavy red stain behind me.