I came across this article the other day that really resonated with me. Strangely it is an article written by Betty Friedan in 1960. I never thought I would so closely relate to an article written before I was born, but I guess some thoughts and feelings never change. Click here to read the article titled "Women are People Too", and I do urge you to read it.
It comes to me at a time where I find myself struggling with a "quarter life crisis" and asking the question, "Is this it?". Where my current roles in life as a wife and mother are extremely important ones that I cherish, I know that this is not where my story ends. It's figuring out what else I have to offer and the path to get there that is the most challenging. As I struggle down my path of self-reflection and realizing my self worth I find that I am not the only one asking this question. In fact this seems to be the question of the ages for most women. Where this can be frustrating at times, it is also comforting to know that this struggle is not only mine. I have figured out the answers to some of my queries and am still working on others. But I am finally coming into my own and realizing who I really am and who I want to be, and that is liberating. Although I think this is a lifelong journey, it's nice to be thrown a bone now and then.