It is a thrill and an honor to be able to anonymously guest post for the infamous AliThinks! When asked if I would like to guest post, my immediate thought was "Yes!" The next thought was, "what in the world can I post about, that will even come close to doing justice to her blog?" Well, after much thought and deliberation, I have decided that perhaps I should just post about something that I would not normally address on my own venue--- something that is near and not-so-dear to my heart, and something that I struggle with that may be of some benefit to others.
Allow me to preface this by saying that I don't "know" Alison; I have never met her in person, never spoken with her on the phone. I do feel like we have some attributes in common, and I admire and respect her as a woman, mother, and friend.
Who am I?
I am Jane Doe.
I am everywoman.
I am a middle class, Middle America, white-anglo-saxon-protestant working married mother.
I am the woman in front of you in the grocery line, rooting through her purse for her debit card. I am the person on the other end of the phone handling your questions.
I have advanced degrees, have been a stay at home mom, and have finally found some semblance of balance between my working life and my home life, although it is a daily struggle.
I am reasonably attractive, moderately intelligent, can glibly carry a conversation, and am quick on my feet.
There is always a but, isn't there?