Recently, I attended a business meeting and I had a flashback of my old, old, OLD life
The days when I wore business suits, MAKE-UP and HIGH HEELS!!! With NOTHING pregnancy or baby within miles and miles and miles.
Gosh, I think we wore garlic garlands to ward off pregnancy then LOL (just joking).
As the discussion progressed, the prospect sounded *quite exciting* as it would mean a chance for me to get my toes (and feet and possibly my whole body) back into the big corporate ocean…
And start dressing up like Meryl Streep above in The Devil Wears Prada!
But I couldn’t help looking at the young executive seated nearby, his pen/stylus poised over his notebook/PDA in exactly the same style as Anne Hathaway above!
And memories of the dreaded old life came flooding back…
- endless emails,
- the phone ringing off the hook – actually, I had a headset to save me the trouble of picking up and hanging up.
- meeting after meeting after meeting – YAWWWWWWWN,
- clusters of people hounding me at every corner,
- message after message followed by phone call after phone call from the BOSS playing 20 questions with me by the minute!
And of course, the adrenalin rush, the pounding heartbeat and the held breath as I mentally bit my lip and nails (and prayed hard!!!) and waited for everything to fall PERFECTLY into place.
Many of my colleagues thought my life was glamourous. If only they knew the REAL STORY behind all that glitz…
With two young kids in tow, I think my answer will be “NO”. For now.
Even though Meryl Streep looks absolutely stunning in her red, black and white suit, I think I’d rather bear the brunt of living frugally than to foot my funeral cost of slaving it out like before!
Sigh…there goes the fantasy of dressing up in power suits, click-clacking in high heels, sashaying my (post-natal) ass and swinging ANOTHER Coach handbag. Bleagh…
I personally think that the book, The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger was more “real life” than the movie. What do you think?