As women, we pride ourselves in being the queen of Balance. We do a little shopping, a little business, a little love making, a little cooking, and a little us time. What is becoming a sore popularity is how many businesswomen find themselves wanting to pursue balance yet not having fulfilled roles to do so. What do I mean?
In 2012 over 80,000 professional women where quoted as “single”. Let me just note, there is nothing wrong with being single, as long as you want to be.
However, stepping out of singlehood into a relationship can be an adjustment for any superwoman. We turned to Business and Entertainment professional, Glenda Williams for advice on how to maintain a healthy business, spiritual life and family life. Being married for over 30 years and one of the biggest Philanthropist and Producers in Georgia, we took ear to Mrs. Williams’s advice.
Having a strong, educated background and career, did you ever think that black love wasn’t for you?
GW: The challenge of being in a relationship was realizing that it was an actual partnership. I went into the relationship feeling independent where I didn’t “need” anyone. I married my husband Michael because I couldn’t be without him, not because I was co-dependent. Learning to depend on my partner was a challenge. I had to learn to submit and be vulnerable and trust him to lead me.
How did you find time for love, family and going after your goals?
Dividing time between every family member is a hard task. It’s needed to remain happy in family life. If one area is lacking, everything is off balance. And balance varies day-to-day. I learned to prioritize my scheduling and also make sure I’m giving myself the time and energy I need. Most importantly, you must be OK with change. At any given time, life can alter. Curve balls come and go but I learned not to let those moments control my emotions or my end goal.
What have you learned? What’s the best part of renewing your vows?
I have learned that love requires the highest elevation of understanding. You and your spouse are constantly getting to know each other as time goes on. Change is inevitable. People change and things change with time. I’ve learned that communication and reinvestment is key within a marriage. Most importantly, I’ve learned to give my spouse the respect of carrying out his role. I’ve learned to let my spouse be the King while I remain his Queen.
With a vow renewal ceremony just right around the corner, Glenda Williams has mastered the art of keeping God in the center of her family, business, and relationships.