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"This is the most exciting day of my life...and I was pulled on stage once to dance at a Bruce Springsteen concert."
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Monday, June 21, 2004

The More Things Change, The More They...

So, last night I watched the movie "Mona Lisa Smile". Although the movie took place 50 years earlier, has that much really changed? For starters, I completely understood the whole "game" you feel like you have to play to get AND KEEP a teaching job. This still holds true today.

Secondly, I still think that so many women measure their worth by how well they can balance the whole package. While it's true most women no longer equate success with just staying home and raising children, I find that most people equate success with juggling, husband and family.

Think about it. How many female friends do you have that reach a certain age and seem perfect in every way...if only they were married. How many women have breathed a sigh of relief that they don't have to remain alone. Movies and books are made about this concept all the time. Today, however, it cleverly disguised as the "young, funny, slightly edgy and hip heroine"...but if you watch these movies and read these'll notice indepedence ain't what it's cracked up to be. The leading lady almost always gets her prince. And then we ALL can sigh a breath of relief right? Because now she's "OK"...whatever that means.

Same as it ever was.



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