My first confession.

September 13, 2006

Actually, I lied. I’m not a control freak.  Not a fully fledged one. I try, every day, to join the ranks of elite control freakery but I would fail to pass the first hurdle (indeed, if I was an accredited control freak I would rarely encounter hurdles, of course, because I would have factored them in, been prepared, and have Plan B, C and D up my very tidy sleeve). Some days I bed down on the sofa, let the kids watch CBeebies and beat myself up with thoughts of perfection. Most days, I have a craving for some control, I yearn to be serene and calm to be like THEM, those elusive women who have it all.  But instead I have feelings that change by the minute, I succumb to temptations and whims, I have regular periods of indecision and, horror of horrors, times of inactivity and unproductiveness. I also have times of hopelessness and dejection, when my usually positive outlook becomes dark and all encompassing.   But I’m misrepresenting myself yet again.  I don’t want to be a woman who ‘has it all’, because I don’t particularly like the idea of what ‘all’ is.  Do I want to be constantly juggling, rushing, compromising, delegating, and living other people’s priorities. No thanks. So I don’t want to have it all. I just want to have my own perfect little life, with my perfect family and my perfect friends, and maybe some perfect home business on the side, and perhaps some perfect volunteer work with teenagers thrown in for good measure.  See, that’s not too much to ask is it? 


3 Responses to “My first confession.”

  1. kp Says:

    Hi Control Freak: Thanks for dropping in on my site and for your insightful comments on my most recent post. I will give that a try; invite my demons for tea so to speak. I love this post; honest and cheaky at the same time. I will be back. Kim

  2. Be Well And Happy Says:

    lovely post and thanks for dropping by my blog….enjoy lying on the sofa and watching cbeebies…. perfection? it’s all one big fat media myth….for instance most women I know feel guilty if they stay at home with their children and feel guilty if they go to work…. it’s a no-win situation… serenity and calm? think that goes out of the window with pregnancy 😉

  3. tahun depan saya lulus SMK ,ada yang bisa bantu saya supaya dapat beasiswa? Click

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