A Truly Modern Woman

And they lived happily ever after . . .

A bundle of joy . . .

We are promised SO much in life. Thanks to Disney and every romantic comedy known to man, most young women believe that marriage is the pinnacle of life. Once that stage is reached, there will be nothing but bliss. Kids, a killer career, a happy husband and a clean house will all fall neatly into place and you will look down from your tower of awesome woman-ness and feel sorry for those struggling below you. Ha!

I’m one of those strugglers. Trying to balance a full-time job, a husband, a house that I swear dirties itself the minute I leave, two dogs and a 7 month old baby is hard! It’s not about the type of parenting you do, the type of marriage you have or what you believe. It is just hard.

Am I a modern woman? Who even knows what that really means. What I can say is that I am what I think the average woman is today. I am striving toward making my life and the lives of those I love as wonderful as possible.

Sure, I mess up (on a daily basis). I am not one of those women who is able to stay at home and make bread from scratch, plan meals for a full month, keep her house spotless, put on a nightly sex show for the hubs, make bento-style lunches and have abs you could bounce a quarter off of. I wish I could do that but I can’t. Life has had other plans for me.

I’m not rich, but I have enough. I’m not beautiful but I’m not terrible to look at either. I’m not Einstein but I have my wits about me. I’m there, right in the middle on everything. And I wouldn’t have it any other way!

So this, this is for those of us who have come to the understanding that having it all, isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Let’s get through the tough times, revel in the good times and relax in those moments in between. Let’s join forces in our good-enoughness! Surely I’m not the only one out there who thinks there’s something to be said for NOT having it all 🙂

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