Posted by: nichole | July 14, 2011

Being a Superwoman is not a bad thing…but only in doses

SuperwomanBeing a Superwoman is not a bad thing…but only in doses.

Today, my neighbor had day surgery. She is in her early 30s, single, and her parents live over 200 miles away. The surgery went well but she is in pain which is expected. I took her and picked her up. When I talked to the nurse who wheeled her out of recovery, she told me they wouldn’t have done the surgery if they thought she didn’t have someone to stay with her during the night. I’m going to be that person.

My neighbor is an independent woman. Or as I call her, a Superwoman in training. A woman who is independent, probably too independent.

How do I know this? Because I’m an independent, Superwoman too. I see a lot of that stubborn, “I can do it on my own” self in her. The realization is that we can’t do everything on our own.

A true Superwoman knows when she can’t do it on her own. A Superwoman knows when to ask for help and more importantly, knows when to accept it. No matter how much we think we can do it on our own, we can’t. We need help sometimes.

True superheroes always have some type of help. Batman has Robin. There’s the Justice League. You have the X-Men and the Avengers. And don’t forget John Q. Public.

Keep in mind, it’s only in doses.

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  1. I’m starting to agree! This “heroic” lifestyle we independent women seem to live is exhausting and depressing sometimes! Only WE can truly look out for and cherish ourselves…time to start doing that!

    • Thank you for your comment and sharing my post. We are seeing more articles, posts and doctors prescribing taking time for ourselves. Now it’s time that we start listening. We can’t be everything to everybody but we can be who we need to be for ourselves. And when we do that, everything else seems to fall in place.

      Cheers,
      Nichole

  2. […] Being a Superwoman is not a bad thing…but only in doses. Today, my neighbor had day surgery. She is in her early 30s, single, and her parents live over 200 miles away. The surgery went well but she is in pain which is expected. I took her and picked her up. When I talked to the nurse who wheeled her out of recovery, she told me they wouldn't have done the surgery if they thought she didn't have someone to stay with her during the night. I'm goi … Read More […]


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