I was raised in a generation that told girls we could grow up to be anything we wanted to be. Not only that, we could have it ALL! We could be Super Woman – the perfect mom, with the perfect life and the perfect career. We had the abilities (and the time and energy) to find a great guy, have a dream wedding and marriage and be a perfect wife. Have children who excelled in all they did because we supported them as the perfect mom who volunteered in all their activities, was an active part of the PTO and threw them amazing themed birthday parties while always cooking homemade healthy meals. We could do all this while also being a successful career woman, climbing the corporate ladder and busting out all those glass ceilings.
These are great positive things to share with a young girl who is heading out into the world. I was told I could have it all and I bought into it 100%. And I burned myself out because the reality is they lied to me. The lied to all of us! And now we are all paying the price for believing this lie. Suffering in silence we kill ourselves trying to have it all and faking our perfect lives. We are afraid to speak out because everyone else seems to have it all together and we are the only one failing. There must be something wrong with us and if we just push a bit harder we can do it too. So the cycle begins. Continue reading “Refuse to Live the Lie”