Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Hardworking Woman

It might sound like a cliché, but black women work hard. Real hard. Between the responsibilities at home and perhaps frustrations of work, activities and keeping up social relationships, it's a wonder we find time for rest. I have a friend that has 3 jobs, in order to provide a roof and meals for her and her daughter. It's not that her overhead is exorbitant, it's just that as a single mom, that's what she has to do to keep above water and in some small way, get ahead. Her option to go on social assistance is definetely there, but she has opted to work, to not only set an example for her daughter but to also set a standard for herself. I remember my own mother who had 2 jobs. I was very young, but I still remember her coming home from her main job, changing and then going back out again to her part-time job. She didn't seem displeased, angry or agitated by the fact that she had to do this, she just did it. Now, as a married woman, I see and understand what it is all about. It's important to be hardworking, to set goals, to achieve those goals and to let your children know that if I can do it, so can you.MM


  1. Hey, Stopping by from Blog her Color to show you some love.

    The post is so true, so real of so many women. Even though she was married I remember my mom doing the same as yours and often working 2 jobs. Now in my 3-s I have so many friends who have a side hustle, part-time job etc just to make the ends meet. I wounder is stuff just more expensive for us. LOL

  2. Hello from Brenda,
    I read your post 2 days ago and keep thinking about it so I had to return and comment. I agree with greedygirl in that life is getting so expensive. I also think we expect so much more. I am a very hard working (white)woman with many things on the go. Life never seems to get easier.
    I think this is a beautiful blog, great posts and I love the design.

  3. Really it is a great post... so beautiful and innovative.. I am a very hard working woman with many things on the go. Life never seems to get easier... The post is so true, so real of so many women.

    it touched my heart..

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