I recently saw an Instagram post that was tremendously popular.
It involved a young woman who took her two sons with her to pick up a few things at Walmart. The store clerk complimented the mother on how well dressed and well behaved the two boys were. The mother laughed, thanked the clerk for the kind words and left the store. She continued her post saying that her appearance of having it all together was just that – an appearance. The mother then detailed her private dealings with depression and anxiety that were invisible to the well-meaning store clerk and many of those around her.
That post reminded me of what I encounter on a daily basis at the studio, running errands with my daughter or at school drop-off: Women working so hard trying to achieve a level of perfection in every facet of their lives.
Motherhood can be a grind. Throw in a professional career and a satisfying relationship with your spouse, and it’s a wonder...