Thursday, September 22, 2011

Open Letter to Ladies


Hey ladies,

We're not perfect, right? Of course we're not. We're emotional, needy, attention-whores and it's time we admit it and stop getting mad at guys for saying these things about us. Sure, it shouldn't be held against us. Because, we're ALL that way for the most part. At this point, they should know what they're getting into, right?! But let's embrace our womanhood!

Here are some tips I have learned... from one imperfect lady to another. 

1. Don't talk about how cool you are, just be cool. I think I'm great! I really do. But when I'm seeing a guy, I don't constantly say, "Man, you can hang out with whatever lady you want, I swear I won't get jealous. That's how lucky you are." I just don't get jealous (unless there's a history of lack of trust.) But in general, have faith that you're constantly exuding personality and don't have to remind everyone of it all the time.

2. Don't be crazy Don't think you'll feel better by making someone else feel bad. Just... stop. If someone doesn't want you or like you... stop. Stop trying to make it work! It's not going to! Feel sad, eat your feelings, drink a lot, fall asleep in your hallway or on the side of buildings (both happened to me) and let your little heart break into a million little pieces. Contacting him to make him feel bad, guilty, awkward will do NOTHING but make him pity you, and the response you get (or lack thereof) will NOT make you happy.

3. Don't sell yourself short. If you're at work and you think you deserve a promotion, ask for it. Own up to every good quality in both your personal and professional life. This means, accept compliments. If someone tells you they like your outfit, say "Thanks." and not, "What? Really? I don't know, I feel like I look weird today." And if you want a certain job and feel you're qualified, go after it. A man would never second guess something like that, why should you?

4. Pick up the pieces yourself. Don't ever expect anybody else to do it for you. And don't hold it against anyone for not fixing you. You're in charge of your own life. You're a big girl. Understand that if all you ever do is cry and leave the house in sweatpants and judge everyone around you and get mad at other people's happiness - people will stop inviting you out. Take control of yourself, put on our sassy pants, swipe on some lipstick and get out there!

5. I'm sorry I said the word "sassy pants."

Love,
Patty Barrett, or Ms. Barrett if you're nasty.

P.s. I'm sorry I said that, too.

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