All posts tagged: motherhood

Having it All

Motherhood and a Dream Renewed Eden – 40, Washington, D.C. Metastate:  Have you ever felt as though you were living up to expectations that were not your own? Eden:  Everyone has an opinion about my life, especially family. I was pushed to keep going back to school to obtain degrees, whether it helped me to do what I wanted or not.  I eventually distanced myself from my family and community because none of them thought I could succeed. Even today, they are surprised by my success. Metastate:  Was there a time when you began to question their expectations? Eden:  I always questioned people’s expectations of me whether good or bad. My voice may not have been big or strong, but I protested in my own way. I rebelled against what others felt my life should look like.  Metastate:  Do you remember the moment when you began to live life on your own terms? Eden:  Once I moved to Washington, D.C. it was clear that I was taking steps to be my own person. Even moving to New York for graduate school; these were all decisions I made without the support of my parents. I was taking better care of myself and developed …