Work Is the New ‘Mr. Right’

August 9, 2010  |  

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Yes, you read that right.  Work is the new Mr. Right.

I’ve come to the conclusion that this is to be my new mantra, the phrase I keep in my head and say over and over again.  Work will be the new focus of my fulfillment.  I will shower it with my love, time and affection.

This is not to say I’ve given up on finding love or that I think all Madames should.  It’s just that I’m thinking maybe I need to take an extended leave of absence from the perils of singledom and embrace the freedom of being a “working girl.”  So what if the term is outdated, I say we bring it back.

For modern women, the working girl of the 1950s and 1960s is not considered a model for career success.  And it’s clear why.  The working girl was usually nothing to aspire to be.  She was a trophy, something the boys club kept around to serve coffee at meetings and answer phones with a syrupy sweet tone.  Nowadays there is so much more for a woman to do in the professional world.  We can run the board room in Fortune 500 companies, and our own businesses if we choose.

There are so many things that have changed through the years but the idolization of Mr. Right has remained a constant.  I say it’s time we change that.  Let’s knock the pursuit of the perfect man off the pedestal and hop atop it ourselves.  By making our professional development a priority, we can climb the corporate ladder, conquer the halls of academia and make our mark as entrepreneurs.

Work can’t give you backrubs, I’m not saying it can.  But the rewards of our labor will grow as will our passion and fire for it.  So chase your goals to completion and your hopes into realities this week.

Love will come when it needs to, but…in the meantime, in between time, girl: get to work.

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