By Linda Aaker
Although the categorical info are just one woman's studies, this booklet is, in a feeling, the tale of each girl who got here of age in the beginning of the women's flow within the 70s. It chronicles the win/loss cycles confronted by way of any lady who chooses to have either occupation and family.
Entry from 1978: whilst I learn of toxins and inflation and Rhodesia and Nicaragua, chills runs down my physique and i am scared, considering the realm to return, my very own monetary lack of confidence, and even if i actually are looking to convey a toddler into this international. what's going to ensue to me if i do not develop into extra liable? it is all high quality to be a tender “hippie-type” bureaucrat/lawyer. yet will that be adequate at fifty, and with the accountability for an additional individual? no longer vast concerns, yet sobering suggestions in the course of my life-for-the-moment world.
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2. Neither will being thin make me happy (although it's a contributing factor! ) There is not much happening in my life these days. I seem on hold and small things assume a significance out of proportion to their actual place. Conversations loom large which should be shrugged off. I can't stop my relationship with Cliff, but we really aren't alike. I need to just leave it alone, worry less, do what makes me feel good, let him be responsible for himself and think free thoughts. Driving to work today I was thinking about change.
It is this rather tremulous linebetween concern for the purpose of the lawsuits and their effects on real people and the ego involvement in lawyeringwhich I find difficult to walk. October 25, 1976 Long conversation with Liz about herself and office. Feds lost their case against Hirschorn. November 3, 1976 I keep losing the thoughts that come into my head. Need to learn to jot them down, yet don't want to be a slave to a diary. Don was Page 13 nice last night, told me to quit trying so hard. Today, I quit trying and did feel better.
He'd recover and try to make it up to Mother. 5. My work environment was filled with dog-eat-dog competition. I felt as if I were getting a raw deal and I was. 6. I'd leave government work. Go into practice with two lawyers, a man and a woman. 7. The light-haired lawyer was honest with me. Page 23 8. My sister Janet was happy; Cathy may be divorced in two years. 9. A child, a little boy, was running around. 10. Luke would invite me to go on vacation to a coast in July. 11. I'd buy a new car. 12.