I was struck by an article I read in last week’s Sunday Times about Michelle Mone. What struck me was how she made things happen for herself and even as a multi millionaire she remains focussed and driven to do more with her business. And, despite this financial success, at this point in her life – by her own admission – she does not ‘have it all’ as she feels she has made personal sacrifices.
Over the years and for as long as I can remember there has been constant talk and debate about whether women can indeed ‘have it all’ – fabulous career, happy kids, content marriage, beautiful home blah blah blah! What does ‘having it all’ REALLY mean? I wonder, how would it be for women (and men) to be encouraged to ‘have enough’, this can then be interpreted to suit the individual.
For me, it’s not about ‘having it all’ but about ‘having enough and being fulfilled’ – this can mean different things on different days, today, it’s a day spent child free, catching up with a friend whilst walking on port meadow, followed by time spent by myself working.
So, what do you want, to ‘have it all’ or ‘have enough’? And, what does that really mean to you?