When we were around 13 years old many girls thought their life was never going to improve. We had pimples everywhere, we were learning about menstruation the hard way and our crush was not interested in the slightest. Needless to say it was a tough time. We thought these would be the most difficult years of our life, unfortunately we were wrong.
Wendy McCarthy, a serial entrepreneur and author of Don’t Fence Me In believes that life gets a little more difficult in your late 20s and early 30s. That sounds pretty legit to me!
McCarthy shared this thought with the world in her opening address at the Women World Changers Summit. According to Women’s Agenda, McCarthy said this is a “tough time…they must make the decision of whether they want to be a parent and have all the pressures that come with that.”
When she puts it like that…life is pretty complicated once you reach this stage in life. Who are you? What do you want from life? What do others expect you to do with your life? Do you want kids or is your career your primary focus?
In a society where expectations are so different than they were for your parents (who have probably reminded you that they were married with a kid on the way by now countless times.)
Despite all of this, popular culture makes your late 20s and early 30s out to be the best years – hello Friends, how I Met Your Mother and Sex and the City. You’re free, you’re looking for a life partner and you are spending day after day drinking coffee, beer or cocktails at your local…right?
This is not how McCarthy sees it. She believes that at 30 women expect to have their life ‘sorted’. They expect to have their relationships, family and career ‘mapped out’.
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