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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What if ...

You know, maybe some women can do it all.

They can take care of their kids, their husbands, their homes, AND  hold down a demanding job.

Maybe some women are phenomenal women.

Maybe some women can take autism in stride. They can handle the emotional rollercoaster in stride and go with it.

Maybe some women are fantastic mothers.

Maybe some women are so good at their job, they strike fear in other people.

Maybe some women can have it all.

And maybe some women can't.

Maybe for some women, it takes all their emotional stamina to get out the door on the mornings. 

Maybe the stress of being yelled at, hit, punched, openly defied, being powerless to help their child is so overwhelming the thought of doing anything else is terrifying.

Maybe work itself can be rewarding, but you don't have the ability to do both? 

What if, in your quest to do it all, you fail at both?

What if you can't do both?

What if, in trying to do both, you suck as a mother, wife, homemaker, and employee? 

What if you've failed so miserably, that you can't do anything?

You're seen as a terrible mother who doesn't want to engage with her children, you don't even believe you can engage your children.

You're seen as a terrible employee, easily overwhelmed and no longer on top of it all?

What if everyone would be better off without you?

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