I am a big fan of choices. I really am. I do believe in the women’s movement. I DO, with all my heart, believe in a woman’s right to choose what she will do with her life and when.
There was a time when the only “choices” that women had were to become:
(1) a housewife;
(2) a schoolteacher (but only through the high school level); or
(3) a nurse (but certainly NOT a doctor!)
Those were dark days for women, and the feminist movement has made some terrific inroads into the male-dominated universe. But sometimes the whole world loses sight of the fact that the objective was and is for women to have choices. The only choice isn’t to work 60 hours a week at a high-powered job.Personally, I did this crazy thing, I worked 60 hours a week to prove to my family and myself that studying economics was really the best choice I made. I was really happy and proud of my lifestyle.
The Superwomen Generation
My mother belongs to this generation of women from I inherited who developed professionally during the 1980s and 1990s and they were programmed to become overachievers or be considered failures. They were told that they really could “have it all.” They could hold high-powered jobs AND be wives and sometimes mothers. That concept didn’t work out very well for many of the women.Most women who put everything on the same table, career, marriage, motherhood often end up burning their life at both ends. Mostly, it takes the courage to realize this and say to yourself “enough is enough!”
I’m not saying you should quit your job if you work, but don’t be afraid to do so if that’s how you really feel. Feminism is not just about being a working woman who spends her time in the office and in meetings.
Find Your Independence Style
Independence is not just about working hard, it’s also about making choices that you feel are best for you. Like choosing not to have children if that’s not the life you want. Like deciding with your husband to stay at home and make sure that your life as a couple finds a new balance.
So don’t be afraid to make your choices and don’t apologize for them. It’s your life, and only you and your husband share it completely. Others will adapt to your choices if you are comfortable with your life and if the people around you want to see you truly happy.
There is no doubt that if you want to continue working but not spend your life sitting at a desk, there are many solutions. There is one in particular that is really worth trying. You won’t have to pay much and you’ll have the opportunity to develop great projects that can really make you money. So don’t hesitate to subscribe to my “Childless Housewife Business Women Newsletter”. You will understand that life is not about working hard, but rather about doing what is right for you.
So don’t be scared to make your choices, be scared not to make them at all!
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