Making this choice was one of the hardest things I had ever had to do. It was admitting that everything I had worked so hard for, everything I had aspired to achieve and prove, was neither what I had expected nor what I wanted. "Having it all" was not all it was pumped up to be.
We need to redefine success in more human terms rather than the fantasy of women -- or men -- that have it all. Real success -- the true definition of having it all -- is getting clarity on what success means for you and putting your energies there.
Women's empowerment is not about having every opportunity; it's about having the right to choose and define your own way. We will all never agree on the "having it all" debate." But let's agree it's the debate that really matters.