Successful Women of Israel

stories featuring Israel's successful women

Month: May 2013

Advice from Srugim’s Writer

I had a completely different blog post in mind for today. I’ll have to save it for another day. Great moments are not planned.

Sitting in the park reading Joseph Conrad. My kids and their friend playing. I look up every so often. I don’t totally ignore them, you know.

A woman I recognize, who I see around, but who I don’t really know, sits on the bench beside me. She recognizes my daughter and thanks me for a lift a home my husband once gave her son. She then wishes “mazal tov” to a woman who arrives with her daughter. (I think it’s her daughter even though a second later I find out her congratulatory remark is in honour of her first grand-daughter’s birth.)

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Business Experience

I’m extremely fortunate to be doing something I love.

But when you’re so passionate about something, often your hand is not quick enough to pen down your ideas. You find yourself, net in hand, chasing your fluttering thoughts as if they were escaped butterflies. Butterflies you feel you have a right to catch.

That’s when you forget. Writing, for that’s what I do, is only one facet of my business. It’s how I earn my keep. And it’s the part of my job I love most. Except that I can’t do it all the time. I have to worry about clients, scouting them, courting them and keeping them engaged.

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The Everything Job

My every day has a bit of every thing.

I’m sure it’s because I’m a woman.

I can be a mother, a writer, a teacher, a mediator, a cleaner, a driver, a consumer, an entrepreneur, a blogger and a (web)site builder all in one day.

Sometimes I feel like we women shot ourselves in the backside with this feminism thing, but mostly I feel like we’re damn lucky to be living in this day and age.

We can have it all. Maybe not all at the same time, but we can have it all. Of course we’ll drive ourselves crazy to meet our own standards of excellence (which are beyond any objective standard) but that’s a different issue.

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