Sunday, June 24, 2012

why women still can't have it all

this article in the atlantic has been really fascinating...

"ultimately, it is society that must change, coming to value choices to put family ahead of work just as much as those to put work ahead of family. if we really valued those choices, we would value the people who make them; if we valued the people who make them, we would do everything possible to hire and retain them; if we did everything possible to allow them to combine work and family equally over time, then the choices would get a lot easier."

read it.

Friday, June 22, 2012

lots of things come in threes...

for example:

tennis balls
french hens
an emu’s toes
microsoft word/excel education licenses
blind mice
monkeys (hear no, speak no, see no)
r’s (reading, writing, arithmetic)
power puff girls
terrible hollywood trilogies (twilight, for example)
good hollywood trilogies (lord of the rings, for example)
men in a tub
God (father, son, holy spirit)
wise men
being green (reduce, reuse, recycle)
donald duck’s nephews (huey, dewey and louie)
years i've devoted to working at my current agency

i cannot believe it's been three years today (though, we say the translation is more like dog years- twentyone years, really). i'm going to simplify my feelings by naming the fact that i sure have learned and grown a lot. a lot.