Women are more empowered to do the things they want to do and find their own personal balance. Gone were the days when women are stereotyped to be left at home to take care of the kids. The modern woman wakes up in the morning and works hard to create and build the lives they want to live.
I admire the women in my family as they have shown me this value early on. My mom, who is one of the hardest working woman I know, is a respected professional in her field and is–and forever will be–the best cook in the world. She juggles many hats everyday and yet comes home to us with loving arms. I remember when I was young how she’d take time to tutor us (my sibs and I) even if she comes home dead tired from her work.
I realized early on in my life that I am not an effective homemaker. For one, I do not know how to cook. Two, I’m not as organized at home, and three, I don’t know how to do household chores. But I love working. I love being in the corporate world and working my way up there. There is nothing more sexy that being the woman who can pay her own bills, spend for herself, and let her enjoy the life she has worked hard for.
I think it’s time to acknowledge these women in our lives who work hard to create a more comfortable lives for us and our loved ones. With this, I admire my mom for being the superwoman I know her to be. And this has hardwired me to work hard and work smart in every aspect of my life. So yes, it’s true, it’s just not about the 9-to-5. It’s about living a full life.
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