My friend was recently quoted in a documentary and what they said really resonated with me. As it turns out they were quoting author/speaker/blogger Courtney Martin – this woman has articulated my life.
We are the girls with anxiety disorders, filled appointment books, five-year plans. We take ourselves very, very seriously. We are the peacemakers, the do-gooders, the givers, the savers. We are on time, overly prepared, well read, and witty, intellectually curious, always moving… We pride ourselves on getting as little sleep as possible and thrive on self-deprivation. We drink coffee, a lot of it. We are on birth control, Prozac, and multivitamins… We are relentless, judgmental with ourselves, and forgiving to others…. We are the daughters of the feminists who said, “You can be anything,” and we heard, “You have to be everything.”