When I was a kid, I was cautioned about “Blowing my own horn.” I’d hear a gaggle of my aunts talking about how, “She likes to blow her own horn.”
As if that was a bad thing. Well, it’s 2016 and this is a new world with vastly different rules for female behavior. From Lady Gaga’s “underboob” controversy (really?), to Madonnas, well, anything she says. It seems just letting it all hang out and saying what you truly believe about anything is a big deal if you are a woman. “How dare you?” “She should be scolded!” “Her ego is out of control!”
It seems like the only women allowed to tout their accomplishments are the pageant contestants who have to parade around in a bikini and be judged for their “fitness.” Wow.
I notice that as the years have past I have gotten out of the habit of telling people about myself. About my decades long career, and my current stance as the curator of Leftat50! But I’m truly now focusing on getting in the habit of blowing my own horn. And guess what’s happening?
People are really, interested in what I am doing. They are putting this sight on their radar. They encourage me beyond belief. They thank me! They want to tell their friends about it.
This is amazingly encouraging. It is definitely time for Diane to blow her own horn! There is nothing wrong with it. I am encouraging all of you to try some version of this on for size. We are amazing, accomplished women. We needn’t hold anything back at the dinner party, or the bridal shower or the gym when someone asks about our accomplishments.
What if that was your lead? “Hi, I’m your-name-here and I am an accomplished BLANK!” Unlike what your head is telling you right now, things like “Nobody’s interested in that, ” etc. you will find just the opposite. And it could lead to you being introduced to others at the event and on and on.
All because you “Blew your own horn.” So get to it! See how that feels. You are so much more than a woman who was left, or is divorced, or however it ended. You are a Woman Of the World. A woman of accomplishments!
Share them. Stand tall. Blow that horn!
We all go through major life transitions when relationships end… Through this website, I will share my thoughts as I walk the path of “New-Self” discovery. It doesn’t matter which side of 50 you are on. The real question is, Are you ready to live life? To forge a Path of Your Own Making (For a change!)? Then stop dwelling over the What-Might-Have-Beens and join me. Share your thoughts here, comment on mine, and let’s do this together!