There are many, many things a woman is supposed to be–and even more many things a woman is not supposed to be.
A woman should be:
Seen and not heard
Able to lead but not power hungry
In fact, not hungry in any way
In words, perfect. But the perfect might never be defined.
This is a hard time for so many people, and women in particular. I’ve read countless articles about how the pandemic has been more difficult and added more workload to every woman’s plate. I know I’ve been cooking, cleaning, and doing more dishes. Which I am glad to do! I really love taking care of the people I love.
However, I can’t help but also being ambitious. I don’t think you should shy away from ambition either.
Ambition can mean many things- career goals, personal goals, any goals. Does it matter what you want to be good at? I don’t think so. But I know right now all of it, from the personal to the career to the charity to the global, can feel hard. Like nothing we do makes a difference. Like it doesn’t matter.
I have no idea what the answers are, but I know that anything we do in the name of love- of our career, of our families, of others, is never wasted. And I think that means, especially as woman, that we emabrace ambition- whatever that means to you- and go whole heartedly in whatever direction we’re called. There are challenging times. I can’t back away from that. I can’t pretend that everything is perfect right now. But I can tell you I’m determined to go after what I want, maybe more than ever.
It means being uncomfortable.
It means asking for what I need. And help sometimes.
It means being ok with what doesn’t get done.
Non-sequiturs: are you registered to vote (especially in the States?) What’s your voting plan?
I’m loving the Juxatipositon of a graphic sweatshirt and structured chinos- this specific sweatshirt can be found here. I’ve linked these pants and other options below!
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