09-14-2012, 01:19 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
| | Re: Can women REALLY "have it all?"
This question is scaring me a little too, because my life has gone a totally different direction than I thought. From being a hard-headed, never-having-kids, I-wanna-career teenager/young adult, to winding up married to a fantastic guy, having zilch for career prospects (aside from working my way up from the very bottom which may take years of full-time dedication which I may not have in me), and all of a sudden really wanting a baby.
So I'm still wrestling with questions like, shall I put my energies into developing a career, or having a baby right now and being a better 'housewife', or juggling a baby, house, and job while never seeing my husband, or spending all of my annual income on daycare so I can 'feel' like I'm working/contributing, etc. God, it's a hassle to even think about sometimes! Do men ever struggle with stuff like this?
So mostly I just try to sit back and take life how it comes. Being offered a promotion at work has helped me see some of the light at the end of the tunnel, and it's not such a slap in the face to be 'part time' (no benefits) at 39.5 hours a week if they're seeing my potential after only 6 months and looking to keep me moving forward.
Anyway, rant over. I definitely don't have it all, but I want for very little.