I’ve been reading several memoirs that are inspiring. All of them are written by mothers and each one of them are accomplished women.
When we see successful women, they make it look so easy. We think they’ve breezed to success and now that they’re at the top, they’re kicking back and coasting. They seem to have it all figured out.
Their memoirs make it very clear that they struggled every step of the way and they still face struggles today, in spite of their success. They struggled with the very things that we “common” folk do.
Here are some of their struggles:
~staying connected to their spouse;
~staying connected to their children;
~being respected in the work place;
~dealing with coworkers that are jerks;
~dealing with workplace politics;
~wondering how they’re going to pay the bills;
~how to make space in their lives for “me” time;
~picking up the pieces after divorce;
~figuring out how to be a single parent and not have their kids “miss out”;
~keeping up with the fast-paced business world…
Do any of these struggles sound familiar to you?
The memoirs I’m reading are:
Cowgirl Power: How to Kick Ass in Business and Life by Gay Gaddis
Inventing Joy: Dare to Build a Brave & Creative Life by Joy Mangano
I’ve Been Thinking…: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life by Maria Shriver
There are plenty of other memoirs available that can nurture and encourage you. In reading them, you’ll discover that the only difference between you and these successful women is that they find a way to keep taking at least one tiny baby step toward their dreams each day.
You can do it, too!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,