May 29, 2020
In this episode I am discussing a topic that has been weighing heavily on me as a mother, business owner and leader in my community.
I was listening to a talk a woman was giving recently, disussing her struggle with roles of women today versus what she grew up hearing. She said as she was growing up there was always this common way of thinking that women were to be the grease and not the gasoline to the big machine of life. That phrase- the grease and not the gasoline was a huge aha for me. This is what I have felt in my life and where I am struggling right now during this pandemic. I am the grease, can I also be the gasoline? Should I also be the gasoline? Or does this throw us all back to just greasing the wheels? More importantly, as I’m raising my children, 2 girls, 2 boys, what do tell my girls? How do I direct and guide my girls to be and do anything they put their minds to- or do I tell them like it is…if you have a family you’ll have to change or give up everything you think you are.