Absolutely! The real question is…. do we put this pressure on ourselves? Yes and no.
Now, I’m not talking “Super Woman” in the sense that we need to look perfect while working, taking care of the family and blah blah blah. That is just unrealistic in itself and something that I’m (slowly) coming to grips with and stressing out over less and less. But I digress.
I’m talking about the pressure to BE something great or DO something great. I love reading magazines, just ask my husband 🙂 but sometimes I wonder if they contribute to the pressure to be more. Just this week, I was reading Glamour magazine and there were several articles like how to dress for the job you want and advise from successful women who started their own companies. Articles like these are just great and I enjoy reading them; however, it does leave me with the feeling that I could be, should be, doing something more with my life.
Just to be clear, this isn’t meant to undermine anyone’s success or achievements. It does, however, make you reflect on your own life and accomplishments, or lack thereof. I do both.
It’s taken me years to admit but I’m hard on myself for not finishing school in my early twenties when people are “supposed” to. I may not have accomplished great things, like the individuals I read about in magazines, I have accomplished a lot and gotten myself through a lot over the years. And I always strive to be better, for myself and my family. For those reasons and many more, I feel like a pretty super woman some days 🙂