The Idea behind the women’s liberation organization was to give women a choice and a voice, great concept, terrible fallout.
Instead of us having the “choice” of doing all of the things men are able to do, we are now expected to do them.
Not only do we bear children, we raise them, love them, nurture them, cook for them, clean the house, do the laundry, drive them to practice, games, school AND we work. We work as CEO’s, we work as managers, we work as baristas, waitresses, politicians, and teachers we work – as other people raise our children.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am a firm believer in women’s rights but; I just feel like it all went awry. When did this world get so crazy that it is financially impossible for a woman to stay home and take care of her family if that is the choice she makes. Is it about the choices she made before that family came along? Is it about keeping up with the joneses? A comfortable life?
Living beyond your means has become the Norm, at least here in beautiful SoCal! Am I to be looked down upon, looked at as less successful, looked at as not good enough if I don’t live in a house on the hill, with the pool, perfectly landscaped lawn and the Mercedes in the driveway?
Who have I become? When did I become the Stepford wife, who works!
I have people tell me all the time “I don’t know how you do it girl”. The truth is I don’t do it, at least I don’t do it well. I don’t do anything 100%, I can’t. It’s simply impossible to give 100% of yourself to a career, 4 children, a husband, a house to pick up. I really don’t do it well, I just fake it and hope no one notices!
The really sad part is I have bought in to it all. Would I be satisfied if I was a SAHM? Would I be fulfilled? How can I be a “soccer mom”? There is such a struggle going on inside me right now . . .
Am choosing my lifestyle over my life?