Women today are juggling more roles than ever before in history and it can be challenging. Our lives are so multi-faceted and we are expected to be able to keep up with everything and stay sane while doing it. I am the kind of person that has always aspired to “do better” so, by nature, I work hard and am constantly striving for personal success and balance. As I look around I realize that I am not the only one! So many of us are going through similar situations and are seeking just snip its of advice and information that resonate with us that we can implement to make our own lives better.
I want to start a conversation between women. Let’s talk about our challenges and what we can do or have done to get through them. Let’s share ideas and knowledge with one another and help each other grow and achieve personal goals. So many women feel like they are doing everything alone and that no one understands what they are going through. Life is easier with friends, with family, with community. Life is easier knowing that you are not the only one experiencing a certain situation and that someone else has gone through it and can help you. Let’s talk about everything!
I’ve known for a while that I wanted to start this blog. I wasn’t sure how to go about it or what to do or any of that jazz. But, what really inspired me to finally “just do it” was the other day I was scrolling through Facebook and I saw a post from a girl that I went to high school with. We graduated in 2006, so we’ve been outta school a few years. Anyway, she posted something about trying to schedule her college classes so that she could still work, take care of her two kids and keep up with housework and her homework. It was a slightly negative post with it ending with the sentence, “it’s all worth it, right?” It hit me, I need to tell her how worth it it really is and how wonderful she is doing! (And I did, in a very long winded way). I could totally resonate with how she was feeling. I had been there. I had done that! My son is now eight years old and in his lifetime I earned an Associate’s and a Bachelor’s degree and I worked at least two jobs while I attended classes. It took me six years to finish. I knew the crazy multi-tasking scheduling maneuvers it takes to balance all of that. And how, there is never enough time to do everything that you need to do. I know how many times you feel like a horrible parent, how you hardly sleep and your patience wears thin, how little things make you lose your shit, how it seems like everything that could possibly go wrong does with the absolute worst timing. I could go on and on. But, the point is when I was going through it I sometimes felt as if I was the only person to ever experience that. And there were times that I felt like no one really knew how hard it was. When I learned of other mothers who had also gone to school with young children and graduated I had a little bit more hope. Knowing I wasn’t alone helped. Getting advice from women who had experienced it helped. Not to mention my great support system of family and friends, because they definitely helped as well. But, sometimes, you just need to talk to someone who has been there and done that.
With all that said, let’s get to it ladies! 🙂