Friday, June 26, 2009

How I'd Change the World if I Wasn't Too Busy Changing the World

When I first started this blog, I envisioned writing insightful, thought-provoking posts that would change the way moms thought of themselves, inspire them to action which would eventually lead to new and improved public policies that made life practically perfect for moms, ultimately achieving total world domination.

I've always been slightly overambitious.

Turns out that when you spend 50+ hours a week working toward curing cancer not to mention shaping two growing girls into healthy, loving, intelligent and productive human beings, there's not a whole lot of time for much else. Thus, my most recent provocative posts on Slacker Vacation Moms and spending Father's Day rollerskating (which was very fun, by the way).

Lately I've felt like a star batter up at the plate just standing at home plate letting every perfect pitch just fly by. So many wonderful stories to ponder. So little time.

If I did have time, I would have written about Time magazine's fascinating look at "The Future of Work" which hypothesizes that in the future, jobs will be more flexible, the corporate ladder will become a corporate lattice to accommodate the growing demand for greater work-life balance and that women will continue to rise to the top. If I wasn't running around with end-of-school activities, I would have commented on this interesting NYT column "Liberated and Unhappy," a commentary on a study that revealed that while women have more choices than ever before, it may have inadvertently led to decreasing satisfaction with their lives. And if I didn't have the summer lazies, I would have incited everyone to action around each of the 10 Momsrising alerts that I've received about everything from health care reform to nutrition standards in schools. I did think about writing about the free bumper sticker they were offering because I loved the slogan, "Changing More than Diapers." But, ya know, a girl's gotta sleep.

In my never-ending quest to find peace and sanity in my life, I've had to come to grips lately with what this blog really is about for me -- something just short of world domination -- a simple source of enjoyment. I still plan to write provocative posts from time to time. But in my spare time. For now.

1 comment:

the mama bird diaries said...

A simple source of entertainment brings a lot of joy to the world.