Isn’t it a bit shocking that at this point in world history, we’re at the pinnacle of freedom and opportunity for women, and yet so many women feel overwhelmed, unfulfilled, and just plain lost. My worry is that for many women, they don’t consciously choose to pursue the life they want … instead, they follow the crowd, or they’re made to feel like a failure. It’s not true, and I’m here to tell you, success is defined as living a life that makes you and your family feel fulfilled, with a life full of meaning and joy. And I suspect that quite a few women, much like me, know deep down that that their fullest, most meaningful life looks much different than the ideal portrayed by the media and pop culture. For those of you who live that life — career focused with guns blazing — you rock … if you’re happy, keep doin’ your thing!
For those of you caught on the expectation hamster wheel, and you’re unfulfilled, overwhelmed, and just plain unhappy … girl, step off the wheel for just a moment, and challenge the assumptions … ask why you’re working so hard to achieve things that don’t truly speak to your soul. Stop listening to what your parents, your peers, or what the damn feminist movement is telling you to do … instead, ask what do you want to do? 💛 ... why I chose a different type of “lean in” ... check it out on the blog under the balance tab.#skilletcake#cake#summerbaking#summercake#cherrycake#bakingwithlittles#summerrecipes#workingmom#sahm#leanin#liveconsiously#chooseconsiously#careermom#balance#worklifebalance#wahm