The Modern Woman Cannot 'Have It All' Within Modern Society12:46
My generation of 40 something women were told in secondary school that we could do anything we wanted with our future if we worked hard. That feminism ruled. 30 years later and I have realised that this is not the case. The choice to have kids alongside work changes everything.
My kids are the best thing that ever happened to me, bringing me moments of joy and happiness I never knew possible. Yet in the 5 years since the birth of my first child I often feel as if the human being that I used to be has been replaced with something of a machine. No time for rest, relaxation, pleasure. In fact I often don't even desire it. My life is a constant rush, simply prioritising and ticking off as many as possible of the essential items on my endless and constantly expanding to-do-list, until I pass out from exhaustion at bedtime.
What did we burn our bras for? The opportunity to choose what we want to do. But if that actually possible in reality for women who want children?
I am working hard now to achieve this as soon as I can.
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