5 thoughts on “Susan Walsh Nails It

  1. “If women expect both marriage and career to be vehicles of personal growth leading to something like enlightenment, or at least deep life satisfaction, it’s no wonder they are disillusioned and unhappy. They’re expecting far too much.”

    “Get real about what a career can offer in terms of personal growth and happiness. A career that gives you time, meaning and purpose, healing the planet, flexibility, money and power? Hahahahahahaha.”

    sometimes i feel like women are still trying to prove their worth and to validate their choices. if they do not hit their A game in every aspect of their life, then they tend to think they failed at everything. my 13 year old was telling me about a teen book where they try to make king arthur a female, which she thought was just wrong. i agree. and the point is? there is no point. it was a good conversation about the differences btw men and women … that they exist, and that it is okay for there to be differences – stop fighting them.

    we need to stop setting ourselves and other women up to fail. we need to stop allowing those with the illusion of the described above ideals of happiness get away with it. we need to choose where we compete and where we let go. there is no where in the bible, no where, where it says that we’re to strive to ‘have it all.’

    i think the list of 4 at the end was great wisdom … think; don’t just react. and it’s also biblical – to everything there is a season. we don’t have to be master-planners, but we need to have a flexibly defined sense of what is important and what is realistic.

    • sometimes i feel like women are still trying to prove their worth and to validate their choices. if they do not hit their A game in every aspect of their life, then they tend to think they failed at everything.

      Elementary and Secondary Education? HAVE to get straight A’s in EVERYTHING or you can’t go to college, get a good job, and will be stuck flipping burgers and popping out low-income babies with no daddy in the picture.

      Does that sound like a fairly accurate portrayal of what we are sold in school?

  2. oh … and the point about having your children before 35? having had my babies at 33 and 35, i can attest that younger is better. aside from the fertility factor, it’s just hell on the body at that age, and i was in great shape. SO much easier on the body in your 20’s, if possible.

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