Lately women have been in the news quite a lot; women CEOs, women in Business, Womenomics, Women buying power, etc… but for some reason no matter how successful a woman is; it seems that it is impossible for her to enjoy her accomplishments!
My boss always says when it comes to work, and family; there are three types of women:
- The women that are great at their job but feel miserable because they think they are not doing enough for their families
- The women that give up their career to take care of the family, as well they feel miserable because they think they couldn’t achieve all what they wanted in life
- The women that try to juggle both at the same time, they also end up being miserable because they feel that they can’t succeed at any!
So the big question is: can women ever be happy? Some say that unless you belong to the fourth category of women, those that could not care less about their family or their career then forget about it!
If you are a woman you might be thinking: Oh my god, we are doomed! :P But in fact we are not. There is a fifth type of women, the women that make good choices in their life. Those women understand that there is a time when they can fully focus on their career, a time to have kids and raise them up properly, and a time to seek their dreams. How is this possible? Ask yourself, for whom do I want to work? A socially responsible company that is flexible with its employees, or a company that will fire you the second you might think to work more from home to be closer to your kids?. With whom do I want to get married? The man who is totally consumed by his career or the one who is willing to stay home one day because his son has fever and you really should attend this meeting. Who do I want to be? This housewife that looks happy, rich and beautiful from the outside, though has a huge void on the inside, or this women that might arrive home at night very tired, but still has a smile on her face because she feels fulfilled at the end of the day?
Well, it is in your hands! Make the good choices, and you might find happiness!
So, be trendy and be the Type 5 woman ;)
And you, what do you think?