American Airlines Flight Attendants, 1967.
Against a white backdrop, a pair of American Airlines air stewardesses help each other into their uniforms, September 1967. The photo was taken as part of a billboard ad campaign for the airline. Photo by Susan Wood
Today is one of those days where I sit down and think about a lot. The older I get, the more I notice different things and my perception changes constantly. I’m the type of person who likes to help and take care of people, I advocate strongly for equality, peace, love, and acceptance. I’ll go all out for my friends, family, and anyone I care about. If you’re anything like me, then you know it’s really really easy when you’re taking care of so many people to forget to take care of yourself. So here’s a thought, when you get overwhelmed, it’s okay to say so and to give yourself time to regroup. It’s okay to tell someone no if you don’t want to do something or if you can’t do something. It’s okay to be tired and spend a little time for you. It’s okay to stay in on a weekend and just be to yourself, even if you got invited out, and even if you didn’t, you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to. It’s okay to not be comfortable with something and it’s okay to tell someone you were offended by something they said or an action made you uncomfortable. You’re not obligated to like everything that someone else does. As long as you aren’t rude, disrespectful, or hurtful of who that person is or likes, or you just don’t like it because you don’t understand it, then thats okay. And that also goes to say that you can and should do whatever you want. As long as it’s not hurting anyone or anything, who cares what you do? I sure don’t. We are all born with minds and hearts that grow and develop passions and curiosities that we are allowed to explore. Life is really short and you never know when your last chance to do something will be, so just go for it. Live life with an open heart and mind and do what brings you joy. Express what’s in your heart. If going out and being sociable and adventurous is your thing, Godspeed my friend. If staying home and enjoying a good book alone is your vibe, power to you. If you’re anywhere in between or beyond it, then by all means, spread your wings. I know this is corny and cheesy but its been on my mind and I felt as though I should post it. I know my grammatical errors are horrendous but hey, sorry lol.