Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Happy Independence Day America!

Café negro....un sueldo? Interesante....I guess you can justify staying at home as long as you have instant coffee to look forward to! I mean, it's not like you can get shoddy coffee at work!
I am in a space right now where I am coming up on beginning a new chapter in my life: I will be starting my MBA this fall. This is truly a step in my education where I will be expected, upon obtaining this degree, to work for the rest of my life. Expected by who? By feminists, by the business world, by myself. I never wanted the stay at home lifestyle, and Lord knows I've done everything I could to avoid it...but this 3 day weekend gave me a chance to really cleanse my home, organize, install, etc. and you know what?I loved it! I thought, "I could get used to improving my home, I could be one of those really intellectual fulfilled women who stays home and creates busy work for herself reveling in her clean home, gourmet dinners, perfectly toned body, and well-read mind. I could have all the time in the world to improve my life and the lives of those around me. I could volunteer my time to homeless youth shelters, tutor kids with learning disabilities, teach Spanish to firemen, (my own little philanthropic fantasy) the possibilities are endless! But no...I would rather live a life of stress, deadlines, bad coffee, rush hour traffic, final exams, ulcer-prone white co-workers, and rejection after bloody rejection on the job front...It's what I live for! If I didn't punish myself during my Mt. Everest to success, what the hell would I have to talk about? Inner conflict builds character, adversity creates drive, and negativity only heightens my desire to flip off the naysayers....andI'll be damned if I don't do it with a phat rock on my finger. (Paid for by me of course!) Man....it really is independence day!


Aaron Hanscom said...

I'd love to have the life of a stay at home mother!

Tremenda Trigueña said...

You know....it seems attractive, and to some people it must be the perfect arrangement. However, I am too ingrained with my father's Irish work ethic. He told me "don't ever put yourself in a position where you are totally financially dependent on a g*ddamn man" Along with my Greek grandmother who worked her whole life and always encouraged me to move ahead....my mom tried to have the "Leave It To Beaver" lifestyle and lemme tell ya...we were far from it! I'd rather show my kids (when I have them) that women are capable of anything they put their mind to.