I have been meaning to write a status update for February and I plan to do so in this post, but first I have to get something off my chest.

It is just me or is anyone else sick of hearing about Charlie Sheen? It’s everywhere! On the radio, on tv, on the newsstands at the check out counter. I’m soooo done. At first his crazy ranting was a bit funny because it was so out there. Then it was sad. Now it’s just annoying and the more we talk about it, the more we feed the beast. I know, I know. I’m talking about it, but I want to comment on one more tiny (huge) thing and then I will hold my peace.

Goddess Girls – are you kidding me. When did porn stars and slutty nannies becomes goddesses? Every time I hear these women referred to as Goddesses I throw up a little in my mouth.

A Goddess is a woman of great beauty and grace. A Goddess is a female being believed to be the source of life, the personification of a life force who should be adored.

The fact that Charlie Sheen’s call girls are being called Goddesses is a slap in the face to all the genuine Goddesses out there in the real world. Is it any wonder true Goddesses can’t even recognize their own grace and beauty anymore when this is the example our society chooses to focus on.

Porn stars project an unattainable personification of fantasy that us real Goddess girls can’t live up to. In turn we feel less than perfect and pluck and prime ourselves in the vain effort to walk in their seven-inch plastic heels. I remember being younger and being depressed that no one ever referred to me as hot. I was referred to as beautiful on more than one occasion, but that wasn’t enough…

I’m not being fooled anymore! My eyes are open to this fallacy, this injustice.

There are real Goddesses around every corner. You just have to know the truth and open your eyes.

For instance, the teachers who I work with every day – these women provide love, support and a chance for a better life through education for hundreds of students who deserve better than what they’ve been given. The Para Olympian I saw on the news last night that coaches young girls who recently became amputees to find confidence on the ski slopes of Colorado. Single parents who work two jobs to make sure their children have full bellies and shoes without holes. The dozens of women workers from Wisconsin who are fighting for their bargaining rights…

These are Goddesses. Women of great beauty and grace. The personification of a life force.

Phew! I had to get that out of my system. That rant has been building for days and I feel much better.

Onto the status of my own evolution toward great beauty and grace…

February was a tough month. I still made positive progress but I hit some minor speed bumps as well. The novelty of this project started to wear off and the reality of a year of intense self-reflection took its toll on my motivation. However, I learned some important things about myself and the wacky signals I had been sending out into the world.

I’m excited for a new month and a new start with this. I’m going to simplify my grid for March and try to build a strong foundation before I add anything else on. This may seem like a step backward, but I feel that it’s actually a step in the right direction. I’ll be looking for more examples of real Goddess Girls to bring to light and admire this month – stay tuned for that!

I’m still racing around like a chicken, attempting to keep up with all the things I need to accomplish for school this semester, but I got some good sleep the last couple of nights and that makes everything easier. Time is speeding along and I’m doing my darndest to keep up.

I’ll check in soon. I promise not to get on my soapbox again for a while 🙂


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