Having older women mentor the younger is the idea behind the women’s group I am a part of. We are interviewing women who have lived through the kid years or work years or both and marriage and family and faith journeys.
We are learning from these women that we are in the midst of a story, we are living it right now. You are writing it and I am writing it in this moment and it is either intentional or it’s just a jumble of life’s moments, but either way it is the story that we get to tell when we are older.
One very wise older women said something one night that resonated and stuck with me ever since. Towards the end of her story she said that she learned that she had to release her expectations. The expectations she put on herself and her expectations of other people and certain situations. That’s so hard, but so necessary.
Can we learn the lesson to release the expectation of our lives? The struggle for the Pinterest perfect life and the idea that we can have it all together. That is just stressing our generation out! I’m tired and I’m sure you are too.
If we aren’t striving we can just be and that’s where we are free to enjoy our gifts.
Would you rather keep striving for the superwoman persona or release those towering expectations?