Many envied her; she was happy-go-lucky and serene at the same time. She rarely let situations stress her out; whatever the circumstances. It made people wonder what she was made of. Funnily, even she was not sure what she was made of anymore. There was a time when there was a nuclear bomb explosion scare and she saw people scatter around the office like the bomb hit their building and a few women crying. By the time she got out into the lobby, the receptionist was already absconding. Her petrified boss flew out the doors, as soon as she confirmed to him that she was waiting for her transportation. After everyone left, she waited alone, patiently, for her mother to come get her. She was still calm.
At every workplace, she was told that her life would slow down and all the partying would come to a standstill once she was married. So, after she was married and still had numerous night outs, as her husband was just like her, she was told that she would ‘get on the right track’ once she had kids. It seemed like no one could digest her free spirit. It got her to think what adulthood was all about. Was it that bad?
Today, as a mother, she remains unperturbed, maybe with a few days as exceptions. Of course, her life has changed but she still has fun whenever time permits. As a mother, she makes sure that her child gets the comfort required and is free to pursue worthy hobbies while she herself indulges in several interests of her own. Does it make her a bad mother or an immoral human being just because she takes care of herself too? Many people believe nothing affects her as she is calm and composed and allows her child to be free. According to ‘society’, a mother who flaunts and goes dancing is corrupt. Why?
She cares less about what ‘society’ says and does what her heart desires. But how did she become this way from the innocent soul she was before her teenage years? Was it because her loved ones were taken away from her too soon? Was it because she’s had a few heartbreaks and knows life goes on anyway? Or was it because she has seen her single parent struggle through life with more taunts from ‘society’ than help? Or maybe it could be that she realised that ‘society’ was more of an act put up by certain people on the outside which she witnessed was against their actual personalities?
Whatever the reason, I believe that every person is unique and should be themselves not what someone else wants them to be. Each one of us has the right to do what we want to do not what others expect us to do! Everyone should follow L’Oreal’s motto, ‘Be Yourself!’ Of course, this is after you provide your family with the basic comforts of life, not spoiling them rotten. 😉