Megyn Kelly’s book, “Settle For More,” comes out today. She has been all over the media telling her story of success. Her battle to get to the top of her profession included dealing with “inappropriate behavior” by her boss. And I have been thinking 🗯all morning about the amount of inappropriate behavior I have put up with in both my work life and in my relationship with my Ex.
As American women, it seems these hurtful comments and sexism, this pressure to shut up and go away have been piled on top of us for decades, and we didn’t even realize it.
Because we got used to it. Because the consequences of saying something about it seemed to outweigh protecting ourselves, both physically and professionally from abusive moves by powerful men.
Now, we have our own power. And though I haven’t bought my copy of “Settle For More” just yet, I am already feeling better about this entire topic, merely because this book is getting media attention.
When I think about how I settled for less in my long relationship with my Ex, I realize how far I’ve come. I would never act now the way I did all those years. Deferring to him. Keeping silent 😑with my rage.😤 Just getting through the day, the week, the year. I feel a range of emotions. I was stuck in a quagmire of relationship inequities that I thought were insurmountable. In the wake of being left for a younger woman, and the happier life that has occurred because of it, there is a national pattern that I never expected.
I feel like many women in this country are breathing fresh air for the first time ever. Filling our lungs with confidence and taking charge of our lives in a way we haven’t before.
I find it ironic, that the same week that Megyn’s book seeks to empower women, People Magazine is naming their Sexiest Man Alive! Looks like the objectification is on the other foot. I’ll settle for that!
We all go through major life transitions when relationships end… Through this website, I will share my thoughts as I walk the path of “New-Self” discovery. It doesn’t matter which side of 50 you are on. The real question is, Are you ready to live life? To forge a Path of Your Own Making (For a change!)? Then stop dwelling over the What-Might-Have-Beens and join me. Share your thoughts here, comment on mine, and let’s do this together!