A Relaxed Woman

“Growing up, I never knew a relaxed woman. Successful women? Yes. Productive women? Plenty. Anxious and afraid and apologetic women? Heaps of them. But relaxed women? At-ease women? Women who don’t dissect their days into half hour slots of productivity? Women who prioritize rest and pleasure and play? Women who aren’t afraid to take up space in the world? Women who give themselves unconditional permission to relax? Without guilt? Without apology? Without feeling like they need to earn it? I’m not sure I’ve ever met a woman like that. But I would like to become one.”
Nicola Jane Hobbs

2 Comments leave a comment below

  1. this hits me hard.

  2. Is she watching me? Or my brain activity? Today is wide open til six-thirty, and I’ve already (tried to) remind myself I’m a human being, not a human doing.