I changed my blog theme today. Not that I didn’t like the Choco theme (which is awesome), but because I like to change things around sometimes.
Women are like that.
Fellows, if you come home to find the house rearranged, don’t get irritated. I’ll let you in on a little secret. Change, even in small things such as rearranging the furniture or reorganizing the cupboards, rejuvenates a woman. Nothing like a little redo somewhere in our lives to make us feel like a million bucks. And trust me, you want us feeling like a million bucks, because then we’re more likely to make you feel like a milllion bucks…or more.
Why does it make such a difference in our outlook? Not sure. Just because women are like that.
My personal opinion is that much of a woman’s optimism and self-image come from her surroundings and appearance. For example, I detest clutter (although you can’t tell by the current state of my house – I’ve simply learned to live with it). When I’m in cluttered surroundings, I get anxious, claustrophobic, irritable, and depressed. When I start feeling that way, I change something that easily accessible – even if it’s a small thing like cleaning out my computer folders. I did that a few weeks ago with my Pictures folder, and I rode that high for a week.
Rejuvenation. It’s why we rearrange our living spaces. It’s why we redo our landscaping. It’s why we change makeup brands. It’s why we choose a new shampoo. It’s why we buy clothes in a different style than our usual. It’s why we want to “go somewhere different.” It’s why we get our hair cut & styled a new way. It isn’t that our problems go away with each snick of the scissors, as though some shears and a little gel will simply cut out our dilemmas and reshape our lives. Change empowers us, gives us a new outlook, encourages us to think outside the box for a new and improved way of solving our issues. It lifts our spirits, and makes impossible tasks or problems seem surmountable.
The rejuvenation that change brings is why I write in two different genres: contemporary romance and paranormal romance. My paranormal is dark and emotional, and sometimes I find myself falling into a blue funk after writing for a while. So I always have two works-in-progress at the same time: one paranormal and one contemporary. It’s my way of balancing the dark with the light.
Fellow writers, don’t be afraid to change. Don’t be afraid to try a new genre. Don’t be afraid to reorganize your work space (just remember where you put everything). Your writing career depends on you being rejuvenated constantly, so that what you’re churning out isn’t stale prose but words full of life and emotion, characters who are evocative and engaging, a story that is unforgettable and touches the soul.
And men, don’t despair when the woman in your life changes things up a bit. You’re going to benefit when she rejuvenates. It will spill into every corner of your life. Why?
Because women are like that.
9 thoughts on “Because Women Are Like That”
Hate clutter?! Have you looked at your work area lately?…..
ha! It’s because I have nowhere to put anything!
This is a great post, Sharon! And don’t forget buying new shoes. Most women get a high when they buy new shoes. 🙂
As far as writing in a different genre, I agree that can be good for a lot of writers. I actually started a horror story in January, but got sidetracked by family illness. But I plan on finishing that one day. There are so many possibilities when it comes to genre!
Hopefully, a few men will read this post. Um, besides the one that already did. LOL. He counts, too!
Yes! I forgot to put “buying shoes” in there! I meant to.
I have a folder full of story ideas and miscellaneous starts. I will be busy for a looong time! And I’ve noticed that it’s pretty much an even mix of light & dark subjects. Maybe that means I’m balanced after all??
A change is awlays good. At least that’s what I think. I like re-arranging things and de-clutter. So that I can create clutter again. 🙂
Yes! Shoes! I need to buy some new shoes!
I think I need a bit of change right now. I’m falling into that funk. Hate that place. While it may have cookies, it’s not a fun place to be and I end up looking like hell when I come out of it. LOL Oh, and I’m still in the “who needs a man?” phase.
When I get ahead on my homework and finish the work at my aunt’s house, I’ll be working on my place, and that includes some actual writing again. I can’t wait!!!
I detest clutter too, and yet I’m miraculously good at creating it… hehe
Me too! lol