Patience.. I have been told to be patient, that even though it seems a long journey you are actually achieving and making progress. Great check! Remind myself and carry on. Trust your intuition! Listen to your instincts they are good. … Continue reading
Don’t let others rule or define you. Continue reading
Keep on going!!
Believing in yourself and having faith you are on the right path. Continue reading
Writing my thoughts brought out the truth to where I was, how I felt, changes I wanted and needed to make for myself. Over the last four months I have empowered myself, laughed more and I want to continue with this change. I am taking care of my family, managing business and all responsibilities that go with life. I listened to my inner thoughts steered them in a positive way. Now I’m ready to challenge myself further.
Recently I have been reading about your inner monologue you have with yourself and steering it in a more positive thought process. Realizing “You are the author of your own story called your life.”. Yes I knew that! Although to … Continue reading
True Self-interest teaches selflessness. Heaven and earth endure because they are not simply selfish but exist on behalf of all creation. The wise leader, knowing this, keeps egocentricity in check and by doing so becomes even more effective. Enlightened leadership … Continue reading
I was at a luncheon with women yesterday, beautiful, successful and elegant women, mostly married with children. The kind of lunch I shy away from like the coffee groups I didn’t go to. It was held for a girlfriends birthday … Continue reading
We choose our pathway in life instinctively and know when we veer in the wrong direction and when we are on the right path that other positive things fall into place around you. Sometimes it can be a lonely road, … Continue reading
I grew up claiming that I did not have expectations of my first father. Meaning that if I did not expect anything then I would not be disappointed. Then anything given be it a phone call, a visit, time, kindness, … Continue reading
Woman have many roles to fill, until we are over full in most cases. Oh to be all things to everybody. What a wonderful overwhelming accomplishment to consider.
I know in life I am these things – a wife- a lover (to my husband) – a mother – a friend – a family member – a career woman – heart of the home-
Many roles to find that balance to do it well in each category, fairly and to the best of your ability. Ensuring it is done in the way that makes you true to yourself. Serving those you love. I pause on the last sentence as we are woman that have evolved and now have the same powers of man?? – another subject another time.
My mother once apologized to me for all her freedom she fought for as woman in the 60’s. She stood by what they achieved but she felt in doing so it meant her daughters had so many more expectations and roles to fill in life.
I appreciate the traditional roles of woman in the home and as a mother. These are so important. I must say at this stage I do have a husband that is significantly more capable than most men and contributes to domestic tasks on a daily basis. I love it when he asks from the office what I was thinking of for dinner, then he says that sounds good I’ll cook tonight and shall we invite some friends. He loves to entertain and he will usually be the proud chef and also produce an earlier meal for all the children that come in tow. Then as I make a salad and dessert while he preps the main, a gin n tonic will be shaken not stirred and put beside me. It’s a sexy time to be in the kitchen together.
My husband is overseas currently, so alas I must pause to go and make roast lamb ribs for my children and watch the sun go down. I’ll pick up when the evening progresses….
I take on a lot of responsibility to manage maintaining my high level of personal expectations in my roles, some better than others. I feel my home is like my office desk was in my 20’s. If it’s clean and in tidy it reflects my clarity of mind. I like the simple feeling that it is in order and also being proud of my home because it’s important to me. Then as a mother I love having lots of children and their friends running around playing, so there lies a balance. Don’t get me wrong each day has it’s own story to figure out. I hope I laugh enough through it and my children remember me playing with them, not only doing everything.
Aside from home and parenting it is really vital to remember to be the woman that married that guy you really liked. I see so many women forgetting who they were before they became a mother. I think husbands must miss them, but how can they bring that up in conversation?
The conversation a woman has needs to be more than that of speaking to other mothers about the details of the child. Don’t get me wrong oh it’s a wonderful perhaps the greatest time in life to have children. But again you still have other roles to full, being a fun enjoyable companion to your partner. Giving some time to yourself somewhere too.
I found the expectation of completing a financial spreadsheet in only a few weeks of giving birth to be very overwhelming frustrating and an upsetting request. It was not where my mind was nor where I wanted it to be. The resentment of having to focus on this was awful. Sleep deprivation and looking after my new born was all that I wanted.
I remember walking down the beach with my 9mth old in the mountain buggy previously worrying about completing my tax return for my company and in the wake of 9/11 the concerned paled that day to real worries.
I have ‘tips’ to contribute to each of the roles -pillars of a woman. I am not superwoman but I have a honest balanced view on how to manage, endeavor to get through in a fun dignified way. Think of it as the woman of today on life’s journey.
more, lots more to come…