A Weird Expectation
I won't get into the reasons why I want to be a stay at home mom because I don't want this post to come across as preachy. We all do things in our own way for our own reasons and I would never judge anyone on this very personal decision. But I will say this: I think it's weird that women are expected to go back to work after having children. I understand that some women want to and some women have to, but to expect them to? Are you serious? I can't begin tell you how much that saddens me.
I Can Do Anything
I know I can be a mother, dancer, teacher, and whatever else I choose to do. I simply don't want to. And just because I will one day walk away from the jobs I have now, that doesn't mean I'm not ambitious about my career. I want to go above and beyond everything I do. I want to be successful, to get accolades, to kick butt, and to wow my employers and peers. Mr. Branflake often says I'm the most ambitious person he's ever met because I'm not happy until I've done everything I can do, and do it better than anyone else.
Love You to the Moon
We're all level headed people here. None of us are antagonistic or looking to pick a fight. That's why I love coming here everyday- you guys remind me of how good the world is. So thank you for letting me talk about this. More than that, I would love to hear what you have to say about parenthood and the goals you have. Because, as I told a group of women on Sunday at Church, we were not sent here to live mediocre lives.
What are your goals as a parent?
(Not goals for your children, but goals for yourself.)