Few would disagree that women deserve to pursue their career aspirations, but society needs to stop hesitating and tell them the truth.
Putting motherhood on hold to work toward a desired vocation comes with sacrifices. Despite assurances that women can “have it all” — a busy job and children — it is impossible to occupy both worlds without making some hard decisions.
When women believe they don’t have to compromise their work lives to make room for marriage and children, the outcome is usually far from the triumphant ending they might have been expecting.
The Tragedy of Trying to ‘Have It All’
In 2014, businesswoman Brigitte Adams was featured in Bloomberg Businessweek after spending $19,000 to freeze her eggs. Adams, a resident of Manhattan Beach, California, was single and in her late 30s, but she wanted to continue working before settling down with a husband to raise children.