Monday, October 24, 2011

Role Model

Everyone is watching you. They all know what you are doing, eating, wearing, saying, who you associate yourself with and how you do work. Eyes are everywhere. There is no escape. What do you do? Run, hide, and be frustrated from lack of privacy? On the other hand, do you think when is the next time you will have the stage and a full audience?

In Jeyiri I have center stage and I am in front of a packed auditorium.  When people are talking about me I don’t even know what they are saying to correct or support what their thoughts are about me.  So what do I do? I have made my mantra, “Live by example.” How can I tell people to eat more vegetables and a balanced diet if I don’t eat correct? Several people already come up to me and say An La Minne won’t eat the food if it has no vegetables. They are watching! How can I tell people to start a dry season garden (which they think is impossible) if I don’t have one.

Here are some things I am trying to do my example:
  1. Wash hands with soap and water before cooking, before eating and after going to toilet
  2. Eating Balanced
  3. Grow Veggies all year long
  4. Read (I want to build a library and start a creative minds club)
  5. Diversity in gender roles (doing things men usually do like weed and play soccer)
  6. Family Planning (aka not getting pregnant at 23 by telling people I want to continue schooling and saying I don’t have the money to have a family now)

Every decision I make or action I do is being judged and critiqued. Might as well send a positive empowering educational message while I have all eyes and ears on me.

1 comment:

  1. I'm inspired! I think we should all read your blogs and get in tune with life's basics. Living by example is the best one of all.