Whoa, slow down world! There's just too much happening! My daughters are now grown women and as we sit to talk about life ever so often, I am sometimes left to respond to their inquiries with an "I don't know" statement. What do I tell my daughters about what's happening in 2015? We no longer live in a world where the statement "that's the way it is" has quite the meaning it usually has! The world where my parents and grandparents said, “that’s just the way it is!’ and we believed them, no longer exists. Today all ‘envelopes” are not just being strategically opened, they are being ripped with evidence of scar tissue left in place.
How things have changed. Everything I taught my girls about life and living seems to now be biting us in the butt. Going to church, being polite, acting like a lady, going to an institution of higher learning, working hard, etcetera, has not so far brought us the life we planned for. The struggle is real and we are in it!
We are educated and work hard at jobs we received training for that do not pay good salaries. After more than thirty years, I am certainly not financially secure and having a million dollars in the bank will never happen! We are beautiful, polite, women, who by most standards would be “snapped” up by the average man, but we find that we are no longer being chosen by our men as partners and can’t even be their arm candy.
To say we are at a loss trying to figure out what we did wrong is an understatement! Hence, the aspiration of my daughter to think even for a moment, that being a stripper would have been a better choice than the one she made. Were we wrong to make the choices we did?
Our lives seem to constantly be a challenge, always trying to hold our heads above the water. It does not exude the degree of comfort, success, prosperity, or notoriety like that of a stripper. We live a life of that which has become extinct, and I wonder if in the future I will be able to answer any questions about life because in 2015, I am no longer equipped to do so.