Wonder Woman :: Real Inspiration Or Really Unrealistic

As I sit here on a typical Friday, looking through my email inbox of too many starred emails that have required a response a week ago (in addition to all of my other “duties”) I’m feeling a little, okay, A LOT, overwhelmed.   But instead of boring you with my worries and concerns over what I can or can’t accomplish in a 24 hour period, here’s a picture of the giclee print I recently purchased off Etsy.com I’m using as inspiration to put up on my office walls…

{Lynda Carter – the original, yet fictional, Wonder Woman.
Appropriately photographed with the 1977 filter from Instagram.}

I occasionally go through these phases of just feeling completely overwhelmed by all the “priorities” and “to-do” lists in my life.  Thankfully there are articles scattered around the internet, like this one from one of my fave daily reads, A Cup Of Jo, that brings me back down to reality.  Sometimes I need to be knocked off of my “woe is me” horse, and realize that I am one person, and that all of my so called “priorities” must be prioritized by importance when it comes to myself, my business, and most important of all, my family.  I love the idea of Wonder Woman.  She exemplifies bravery, independence, and justice for all, while also being impeccably beautiful, physically fit, and well put together while doing it (remember that glossy raven hair, flawless makeup job, and tiny waist??).

I realize that the illusion of us females trying to actually BE Wonder Woman, well, that is unrealistic.  I can’t always accomplish my complete to-do list in 24 hours AND get in a shower, and I need to be okay with that. And if you are like me, you put that pressure on yourself, no one else does.  Which means we have the power to take that pressure off of ourselves.

So in a sense, Wonder Woman mentality must die.  But I will enjoy having her live on my office walls for inspiration, entertainment, and pure decoration. I will try to somehow channel those feelings of having real “super powers” from my elementary school days, while I sported my Wonder Woman Underoos underneath my civilian clothes.  I think we can all consider ourselves a Wonder Woman of sorts because of the amount of tasks we juggle in a day…we just don’t have the lasso to show for it…

What do you think of the Wonder Woman mentality?  Should she be a real inspiration or is she really unrealistic??