Virginia Wolfe wrote of her need to kill her "angel in the house." As she wrote, this little angel whispered to her to calling her to write, say and do what only "good" girls should. A good girl does everything that is expected of her. This prevented Virginia from doing the work she felt compelled to do and therefore this angel needed to die.
Over the past few weeks, I've been working on smoking out and killing own my angel.
Like most women, unfortunately, I get this crazy idea in my head that my life needs to be entirely acceptable, if not agreeable, to everyone... ever. I sometimes find myself basing important life decisions on what I think other people would think and not on what I know is right for me. My angel whispers doubts into my mind ears, "What if you fail?" She then reminds me of every person I've ever known that has treated me poorly and suggests, "What would they think? Perhaps you're better off taking it easy and not causing any waves."
But I say, enough with that! I'm ready to make waves and be who God always created me to be, not what my house angel, or any other critic, has to say. Hope you'll do the same and be an extraordinary person no matter what anyone expects of you because that is what you, and I, were meant to be!