The Life of a WomanAs I spend more time at home, I feel increasingly weighed down by thoughts of what lies ahead for me in life. Sure, I plan, hope and pray to have a fantastically-fulfilling career, with lots of opportunities to travel! A wonderful family life is also on my wish list and it is this that fills me with worry and (more than a little) dread.
All the women I know end up pulling double-duty i.e. working and taking care of their family and home. Even those married to the most progressive, new-age type of men! And as as much of a blessing as I know it is to have your own family, it always seems to be the same story:
I go to the office where I am on my feet/phone/desk all day long pushing along work that was due last week/fending off never-ending phone calls/putting out fires/firing back at the volley of emails being hurled at me (take your pick).
I leave the office when I can't take it anymore (typically anytime from 8pm). I battle through traffic to get home, where I work some more making dinner/checking homework/playing with the kids/giving baths/preparing clothes and lunch for the next day. By the time I am I ready to call it a night, I barely have enough energy to climb into bed.
And of course, this cycle repeats itself the very next day, and the next, and the next and the next.....
Being very used to mapping out my days solely according to my agenda, and even then, often not having enough hours in the day to accomplish most of what I need to get done, I feel that any chance of my succeeding at balancing a work and family life are totally doomed.