When I was young I envied my mom’s life. She would leave in the morning looking good and smelling great. I especially loved her dresses and high heels. In the evening, the scent of Lady Gay would announce her arrival. She would bring with her fruits, bread and my favourite, queen cakes!
Her life looked so glamorous and I couldn’t wait to grow up. Being an adult looked so good. Now, that am all grown up, I’ve been wondering, what was I thinking? How did my mother manage to be a working woman, a wife and a mother without falling apart? She did it so gracefully it looked effortless. It is only now that I realize how hard she worked.
Now that I am a professional woman and a wife I realize that being a superwoman takes lots of work. What I have learnt though is that it is not impossible. It is doable. I have come to see that there is strength and grace for each stage. When I was single, if you told me I would manage to get home at 6:30pm and get dinner ready by 7:30pm and manage to be up by 5:30am the next morning to fix breakfast and prepare for the day I would have laughed at you. I would have told you that I was not capable of such diligence. But now that I’m there, am doing it and slowly it has become almost second nature. I guess you never know how far you can stretch until you need to. You can be a superwoman too!
You don’t have to take my word for it. Networking In Heels presents SUPERWOMAN as the theme for their upcoming event. There will be a panel of speakers and floor discussions on this amazing topic. So, what are you waiting for? Get your heels and your business cards out for Networking In Heels at Sarova Stanley on 3rd July 2014 6pm to 9pm
Author: Wanjiru Kihusa
I am Wanjiru Kihusa and I’m a writer and founder of Still A Mum – an organization that seeks to reduce maternal and newborn deaths in Africa. I am especially passionate about women and children.
I blog to share my thoughts and experiences hoping that in the process someone will learn from my life.