First of all, thank you to our contributors so far: @reAAction, @hazehung and @chiniebeenie. Ladies, you are awesome! And, we are honored to be bonding in cyberspace with you! I think that sounds a tad bit weird LOL!
In creating this site, Ms C and I pretty much established the staged we are in – somewhere between domesticated and non-domesticated. How much in between, of course, varies with the two of us. Ms C has been married forever it seems, and already a parent. I have been married for 8 months, no kids. Our miss reAAction is proudly single, miss hazehung’s already got the experience with a long marriage, and miss chiniebeenie is a new wife who just gave birth. We’re women in different stages of our lives – different situations, thus different views. Despite the regular ups and downs of our lives, we’re happy where we are.
I guess I’m really more amazed at how many different views there are on where women stand on where they want to be, how they want to live their lives, and who they want to have around them. The women in our Jane Austen novels were so domesticated that their quest in life was to be even more domesticated by finding a husband. Gone are those days because really, these days, we don’t define other lives based on how we live our own, or how our heroines did.
I know a girl a year younger than me, been married two years, no kids yet but wants to have some, also career driven and doing quite well. We’re basically similar in our views. Except that she has criticized me as materialistic for oh, you know, my occasional splurging on the finer things in this world. You know what I’ll say to that? I’d say I’d still want that girl’s story in this blog.
Well, this was of course a random musing. Obviously, I have been reading previous posts. Whether we are nursing a child, cramming for homework, decorating a house, climbing the corporate ladder, cooking dinner, eating supper, making love, tweeting, doing our make-up, and whatever else we do, as Ms C mentioned in a previous post, TO EACH HIS OWN, or HER OWN. No need to criticize, no need to respect either. Only acknowledgement is necessary.