“I am feeling overwhelmed,” my 56-year-old friend W. told me last night. An attorney who normally has a demanding workload, W also is dealing with the recent death of her mom and weeks of radiation treatments for breast cancer.
While others might let all this really overwhelm them, W simply says the words and moves on.
FOF women can take on more responsibility and confront more problems and challenges than seems humanly possible. We have stamina, common sense, a ridiculous ability to multi task and would rather stay cool and calm than be crochety and crabby.