Last week I read this ridiculous article in The Huffington Post titled “7 Things You Totes Need to Stop Saying if You’re Over 30(Oops, There’s One of Them)”. I did a little research into the writer, Jennifer Ball, who identifies herself as The Happy Hausfrau: “The day my husband left me, I thought I would die. Now? He probably wishes I had.” Before delving into her other readings, it doesn’t take years of therapy to realize she’s taken to writing, er blogging, to rid herself of any bitterness and instead turn her woes into witty wisdom. I’m not laughing.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am supportive of anyone who uses the catharsis of writing to work through their issues, and especially those who try to be humorous, which she is often in other writings, but she’s no Bloggess. But before I go on and on about her writing, which after reading her blog The Happy Hausfrau, I actually kind of like, I want to get to my point.
I can’t stand these lists, no matter how tongue in cheek, that state things people shouldn’t do after a certain age. Don’t wear this or that because you need to be age appropriate. Or, don’t use these words because we have better adjectives to use. Ummmm, I don’t think I’m too old to wear cut off jean shorts and I kind of like the amazeballs way I speak, ya know? Right?!
Maybe if people stopped spending time so much time concerned with what other people were doing, their lives would be a little bit more enriched. Or, are you just writing these posts and intervening into the choices of others because you really don’t have a life.
I don’t know and I don’t care, but in 2014, I’m totes going to be myself. I plan on using the language I want to use and wearing whatever I feel like wearing. I might color my hair blue or I might wear a tuxedo to the movies. My life will be totes cray and I plan on loving every minute of it. And I encourage you to do the same thing.
The people myself drawn to most are those people who are completely genuine and authentic. They don’t use the language of a youth generation to sound younger. They speak that way because that’s who they are; a badass Ole G! I love people who’s style is reflective of what they want to wear not what they deem appropriate.
I’m so tired of these ridiculous lists.
And my message to The Happy Hausfrau(of which I’ve read her last 6 posts and fallen in love): forget the ex, buy some hot pants and start watching comedies. You’ll find love again and it’ll be better than before. You deserve it!
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