After giving my life to graduate school then medical school, my husband, my son, other family members, volunteer activities and friends, I looked up and saw the life I strived for on paper, but yet still felt like something was missing. I realized I had lost myself somewhere along the way. I was in the infamous rut, when I should have been ecstatic. I had lost much of what used to make me. I confided in a few friends around the country, who all admitted they felt the same way. We decided to band together and get our lives back at all cost... even starting a blog and keeping each other on track to make sure we were doing things just for ourselves.
Out of these efforts came the book I recently published, "The Get A Life Campaign," a pocket guide for busy women who want it all (on sale now). More info can be found at http://www.getalifecampaign.com.
Since writing the book, almost every woman I speak to tells me they feel the same way, regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, number of children or location. It's amazing to see how universal this feeling is.