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Thursday, March 4, 2010

So This Is Modern Life (?)

It occurred to me last night that modern American life isn't all that it's cracked up to be.

Growing up, my parents stressed that I could be anyone I wanted to be - do anything I wanted to do. My limitations were based on my dreams and determination.

Fantastic, eh? Definitely!

But on my career girl journey, I seem to learn more each day about how reality intersects with dreams.

As in:
  • I love taking care of my home and family. However, I don't necessarily love pulling meat out of the freezer at 11 pm to thaw while I'm at work the next day. Nor am I really a big fan of the pile of laundry.
  • I love running. However, I don't love the prospect of starting physical therapy this afternoon.
  • I love being a Dallas Mavericks season ticket holder. Don't love getting home super late from the games, knowing that the next day is a work day.
  • I love being in charge of my department. Not really in love with detailed paperwork and hours of massaging a budget that come along with it.
So I wonder, is this what Modern Working Wife looks like? Still in full makeup and heels at 11 pm, working in the kitchen, while cats beg for affection. There must be a better way and I'm open for suggestions.

Please note, however, that I'm not likely going to quit working or give up my season tickets any time soon! A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!


  1. you could always devote a weekend to making some freezer meals. Meals that are completely done minus the baking to reheat, etc. There are webpages devoted to freezer cooking. My friend actually cooks once a month and then will plan once a week fun meals (tacos, etc). This still allows you eat out when you want.

  2. Bet your parents never told you life would be easy, even as they were encouraging you to be anything you wanted to be.

  3. I'm pretty sure she was told she was the princess ....

  4. I *am* the princess.

    But I believe this princess was always reminded of the pea under the mattress..."Life is hard, then you die."

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  6. I'm sure your dad also said "you can have anything you want, it's a matter of deciding what you will have to give up."