What does it mean to be a woman who “wants it ALL?”

March 18, 2009 at 7:49 am 4 comments

Today’s women are called to perform so many tasks, and fulfill so many roles, they truly are nothing short of modern-day superheros.  Every one of us is an average goddess, perfoming unsung heroic tasks as part of our everyday lives.  How many of these are a part of your regular routine?

  • get the kids up
  • make sure they’re dressed, fed, and to school on time
  • get yourself ready for work
  • make sure you look good
  • perform at your best on not enough sleep
  • find clever ways to eat healthy (or remember to eat at all!)
  • get some exercise
  • tidy the house
  • wash some laundry
  • get something together for dinner
  • pick up groceries
  • get the kids home from school
  • chauffeur them to their various activities
  • make sure homework gets done
  • connect with your partner
  • try to enjoy a hobby
  • entertain on weekends
  • find energy for sex
  • pay bills
  • call the refrigerator repair guy
  • pick up a gift for your husband’s sister
  • go to bed AND get some sleep… before you do it again tomorrow!

Have you ever stopped to think about what you accomplish in a day?  (I swear, the only thing we need to get this country back on track is to get a super-busy woman on the task.)  You are amazing!  From one act to the next, to the next, to the next… and only occasionally does something fall through the cracks.

But what if there was more?

More???” you ask.  “How could I possibly get in any more?!?”

What if “life” consisted of something greater than madly dashing from item to item on a to-do list, and actually LIVING? 

This is the goal of women who want it ALL.  For us (yes, I’m one of them), it’s not enough to hit the pillow at night just knowing that “everything got done,” because guess what? WHOOPEE!  It’ll be waiting for you to do all over again tomorrow!

We want satisfaction. 

We want joy. 

We want growth.

We want enough time and energy left at the end of the day to pursue our OWN passions, achieve our OWN goals, and remember who we truly are as individuals!  (No, who you ARE is not a frenzied drone who’s purpose is to satisfy everyone else’s needs – no matter how often it may seem that way.)  With all of the monumental feats we perform in any given 24 hour span, it tends to be this ONE idea that eludes us, and truly, it is the keystone that supports the arch of our lives.  Without it, it is only a matter of time before we crumble…. and perhaps you’ve already been there once or twice.

So how can this thing be accomplished?  By creating a sense of harmony.  By both weaving together the various aspects of your life, and by creating boundaries.  By coming to understand the difference between things that are important, and those that are merely urgent.  One of the greatest gifts you can give to your loved ones is the example you set by allowing yourself to be free and whole. 

Please leave your comments below!

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  • 1. inconvenientbody  |  March 18, 2009 at 8:01 am

    It seems that we’re on similar paths with similar motivations, Madame Average Goddess. (Except I am just starting along mine) It was a pleasure reading this post. I will be linking to it in my blog roll. Come visit me at inconvenientbody.wordpress.com. If you lived nearby, I would invite you over for tea and cookies.

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    • 2. averagegoddess  |  March 18, 2009 at 9:38 pm

      Aw, I LOVE tea and cookies! How far are we talkin’??:D Thank you so much!

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  • 3. Carroll Emerson  |  March 25, 2009 at 11:17 am

    I am a married man. In fact, I am married to my second wife. The reason I have a second wife is that I did not fully appreciate the first one. I did ont commit adultery or anything like that, but I failed to appreciate what she provided to the household and the feelings she had. Unfortunately, she left me for someone else.

    Now I have a wonderful wife and a very SUCCESSFUL marriage. I have found that my SUCCESS has greatly depended on her. I appreciate all that she does and it is a lot. The world we live in is still predominately a man’s world both in the work place and at home. But for the men who appreciate their wives they are SUCCESSFUL and their wives are too. The truth is that SUCCESS IS SIMPLE when we understand it. I am currently writing a book about how WOMEN CAN BE SUCCESSFUL and researching this blog post has helped give me insight. I am the only male child for 4 generations on my mother’s side of the family so I have learned quite a bit about women and the difficulties they have and the stress they carry. I am a firm believer that life should be SIMPLE and the SIMPLER we can make it with fewer complications, the more likely we are to achieve and feel SUCCESS. I believe am walking proof that SUCCESS IS SIMPLE and I owe a great deal of that to my beautiful and loving wife. Thank you for your comments above and I will be certain to keep this in mind as I finish the book.

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