Facebook and Apple was under a microscope a little while ago when the companies’ coverage to freeze eggs provided to their female workers came to the forefront. From the companies’ perspective, it makes absolute sense to supply a solution to the work life versus personal life dilemma. Women can work as hard as men do without worrying too much about the early bundles of joy waiting in a freezer. Productivity should increase, shouldn’t it? After all, women make up over half of the American work force. From the female perspective, this coverage is insulting. Their choices are almost taken away if they take their employer up on the offer. What about women’s lives outside of work? What about their hopes of having it all? Many women continue to work while pregnant and well after giving birth. Gone are the days where women never returned to their posts after labor pains.
It’s understandable from both sides of this issue. As a young woman, in the coming years I would have to figure out which events matter more, my future son’s baseball game or the office luncheon. It’s the plight of the modern woman. However, it brings up questions on how to properly decide. Do companies really have the right answer? Only time will tell. Until then, Facebook and Apple female employee will either accept or decline the offer.
The strength it takes for me to answer these questions without either a scowl or with one sentence shows how much I've grown. But there are too many people asking me the same questions in the most life draining cycle ever. So I've comprised a cute list with answers they hopefully will remember for years to come. Feel free to take these answers for your own chorus of busy bodies in your life if the answers apply to you.
A prominent memory from my adolescence was debating with boys who had it worse in life. The variables would change weekly but the point remained: someone has to lose and I'd like to know who it is. There used to be a sense of pride that would swell up whenever I would reason my opponent into submission. But after living through some colorful romantic experiences, I started wondering how that mindset molded my outlook on relationships and love.
I'm a petty, neurotic and indecisive woman who likes a variety of things you probably don't care about. Why? Because I'm attractive enough for you to fantasize about but not attractive enough to make you want to fight for your honor. I'm also marginally intelligent but let's be real, you saw my photo and decided to ignore anything I may have typed here.
I'm not about to assume y'all know me so I'll just tell you what today is. Today is my birthday. As the title gives away, yes I am 24. I've made a lot of decisions, met a lot of people and spent a lot of time learning about this here life I have. Now it's time to sit down at this desk and give you all some golden nuggets I've picked up on the way.
Yes, some of the great things we do positively effect how we view ourselves. But aren't we tired of trying to be holier-than-thou all the time? It must get lonely on top of that throne. From there, everyone looks like heathens who are unworthy of the king's presence. They need insert-personal-moral-compass-here to be around him. If you're rolling your eyes at the thought of it, congratulations, you have vices and are relatable.
Whether it's my family members, coworkers or my beautician, everyone wants to know what's going on with my plans. Where are my offspring and husband?! It doesn't matter if I have ideas about other aspects of my life.
For the majority of my life, someone has tried to curb my adoration for curse words. Every reason from every person has fallen under these statements:
If I get too busy, overwhelmed or procrastinate too hard, you will not see me for weeks. I retreat and regroup. I go ghost.