I’ve just spent a fruitless hour or so trying to find a colourful graphic of a woman or a woman’s body for my website.
I love colour, even though I’ve spent most of my life wearing black; I like black, it suits me and it’s really easy to find nice clothes in black, much easier than finding nice clothes in purple, which is a nigh on impossible endeavour, even on the internet. But just because I like colour DOES NOT MEAN that I’m into YOGA and MEDITATION and that I like to RELAX AND CHILL! I do not do “relax and chill”, and I do not do them OUT OF CHOICE! Now there’s a weird thing, right? I’m just not that kind of person. And you know what? There’s nothing wrong with that, either.
I’ve spent years feeling like there was something wrong with me – and being made to feel like there was something wrong with me - because I don’t like to take it easy, because I don’t like yoga (and god knows, I’ve tried to like yoga, I keep on trying to like yoga but I go through the class feeling like I’m wasting my life by being there), because I would rather spend my days flying round like a dervish, getting a years’ worth of stuff done in a few hours. I’ve been told to my face that I’m wrong because I like living like that. I’ve been called an adrenaline junkie, a stress-head, a bored housewife who needs to do something with her life…
…yeah, okay, that last one was true. But the fact is, I ENJOY running round at full speed. It works for ME to go flat out until I drop and then I sleep for several days. It might not work for you, but it works for me. I’m happy doing that. In fact, I’m seriously UNhappy when I try to slow down and smell the roses. And let me assure you, I can smell a rose even when I’m screaming along at 100 miles an hour. And appreciate it, too.
Hang on, hang on, I need to go back several paces here. So, I was looking for a graphic for my website, a colourful picture of a woman that could represent the body & health, and the only ones I could find were pictures of women in yoga poses, doing meditations, with words like “soul” and “divine” on them. Oh, and “yoga”, too. There is nothing wrong with any of that stuff, but it’s just not me. I’m looking for ACTION. In colour. Maybe someone running or doing athletic stuff, in colour. Not peace & love hippy s**t. It’s very nice, but it’s not me. Using a graphic like that for MY website would be total misrepresentation.
So, I’m just putting it out there, if anyone has any suitable graphics of fit, aging, colourful, gothic women that might be suitable, let me know. I’d appreciate it.
PS I forgot the fairies! If it’s not colourful yoga and ‘peace & love’ hippy s**t, it’s fairies.
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Hi! I’m Karen O’Connor, hormonally-challenged, menopausal writer, blogger, self-confessed sarcasm enthusiast, mother of 4, wife of 30 years, destroyer of souls... no, wait, that's just in the mornings...
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