Conversations we should keep having: 1. Aging is not a terrible thing. 2. Self-love is easier said than done but keep trying. And 3. Let’s stop over-glorifying beauty for something it’s not: the end all be all of everything.
We picture you reading these E. Jean Carroll quotes and nodding, laughing, maybe even a few Amen!’s thrown out there! So Pin em, tweet em, print em out! Auntie E can inspire the fiery woman in all of us.
For those of you who didn’t grow up reading E. Jean Carroll’s advice column Ask E. Jean in ELLE magazine (running since 1993!.. Seriously the best part of the magazine) then you must catch up with this woman and read her articles. Or at the very least, follow her on twitter. Her one liners are incredible. She is incredible! Her advice is gold.
In a nutshell: E. Jean Carroll is the smart, loyal, fabulous, tell-it-like-it-is universal Auntie that sets our asses straight and then bear hugs us after. Girlfriend has been cheering for us and answering our life questions a long time now. She celebrates womanhood. She wants the best for everyone. She calls us out and we love her for it. Plus, she’s damn funny. We admire her so much.
Straight away… this first point is legit. We idolize beauty WAY too much.
But we’re in a conundrum aren’t we? Case in point…
And when it comes down to it, everyone is putting on a show. At least on social media. There is realness sometimes, yes… but not 100% of the time. And filters… they don’t work in real life. So maybe we aught to quit pretending so much? As Auntie E puts it…
Haha! And at the end of the day?
And there’s nothing wrong with pampering. Looking good makes you feel good. And that’s the real reason it’s nice to treat yo self…
That’s a great way to look at it huh? Speaking of treating yourself… letting yourself EAT whatever the eff you want sometimes is just as important.
Another way to think about eating (extra loved this one):
Back to aging… style no knows age. Rock it for life.
Again, enjoy beauty and pampering more-so for how it makes you feel. And, just… overall.. be kind to yourself. 🙂 And don’t stress about aging. What’s the point? Age is beautiful.
We love you Auntie E! Thank you for the useful wisdom.
Written by your home girls at The Violet Fog