I can do it all! Or at least, that’s what the world has been telling me all my life. I remember adults smiling as they encouraged me to be whatever it was I wanted to be. That’s great and to a certain extent, I agree. But I also have a major problem with this thinking. I don’t believe I’m supposed to do it all.
I know a lot of women struggle with this, but the truth really breaks down into a couple simple concepts that I think Rebecca Boschee discusses very well in her blog post on the Wordserve Water Cooler. Here’s how she starts:
I’ll let you in on a little secret: I’m a tad imbalanced. My family might use the word ‘super stressed’, my husband, at times, ‘super crazy’. It’s okay, because I know they love me, and it’s true, I do have a tendency to take things on…in excess. I used to attribute it to the expectation that modern women have superhuman abilities to scale relationships, home, health, career, and all their future hopes and dreams in a single bound, but that’s a cop out.
I encourage you to hop over to the blog and read the rest of the post here. Then come back here and let me know what you think. Keep in mind that although her post is written specifically to writers, it really hits close to home for a lot of us women.