I don’t follow golf very closely. L.P.G.A golf I follow even less closely, if that were possible. But last week, the female golf world, and its followers out there (I’m sure there are plenty of followers who just don’t run in my circles), received a shocking blow last week: Lorena Ochoa is retiring at the age of 28.
Now what makes it such a surprising departure is that she was currently ranked #1 in the world. And she is departing for a reason which has become so secondary in the world today: starting a family.
It’s not like Ochoa is taking a pay cut, marrying the CEO of AeroMexico. But I think any woman who would sacrifice the glory of a successful career for the sake of starting a family deserves at least a little pub on a small time blog-though I consider my followers “big time.”
Now I’m not saying that women can’t work and have families, but I can imagine being on the road with the L.P.G.A might make it a little difficult for a mom and child. Regardless, it is nice to see a woman who doesn’t HAVE to have a career in order to feel significant. Certainly a good reminder for both sexes in a career=identity world which we all live.