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Aidan Donnelley Rowley

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Aidan Donnelley Rowley

THE DALTON SCHOOL. YALE COLLEGE. COLUMBIA LAW. MY RESUME, IF I HAD ONE, WOULD HAVE THAT TRIPLE-IVY-LEAGUE LUSTER. BUT, ALAS, HERE I AM IN MY BLUE JEANS, A FIVE SECOND LAWYER, A ROOKIE NOVELIST, A MANHATTAN MOM OF TWO, MUSING ABOUT MARRIAGE AND MOTHERHOOD AND MORALITY. AM I JUST ANOTHER SPOILED SOUL WHO IS WASTING AN ELITE EDUCATION? COULD BE.<br /> <br /> This was the welcome message on my blog <a rel="nofollow" href="http://ivyleagueinsecurities.com/">Ivy League Insecurities</a>&nbsp; (http://ivyleagueinsecurities.com). And this message, and this blog, and everything about me, seemed to be enraging some folks, so like an insecure citizen, I&nbsp;changed it.&nbsp; The point of the blog is NOT that an elite education is the ticket to easy street or the good life. &nbsp;Rather, it is that no league can prepare one for life. &nbsp;(Studying Plato did nothing to help me handle it when Toddler swallows Play-Doh. &nbsp;Catch my drift?) It is my contention that all of us, even Ivy Leaguers (especially Ivy Leaguers?)&nbsp;are insecure creatures. And we should stop pretending that we have it all together. &nbsp;Because perfection is BORING. &nbsp;Anyway, check out my site . &nbsp;<br /> <br /> A little bit more about me:<br /> <br /> I am an author. And has-been lawyer. And wife. And mother of two impossibly cute girls who have blue eyes and big cheeks and boys' names (just like their mom). I am the middle of five sisters (yes, all Ivy Leaguers). I was born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan where I still (and venture to say will always) live. My apparent need to announce my alma maters (and the cuteness of my kids) is hard evidence of deep and ever-evolving insecurities I have heretofore worked hard to hide. I spend my days trying (and failing) to push the Bugaboo with one hand and work my beloved BlackBerry with the other, plucking stray Cheerios from the carpet, and lingering at Starbucks watching all of you order your coffees, worrying if I am a good wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, citizen of the world (oh, and writing too). My first novel <strong><a rel="nofollow" href="http://ivyleagueinsecurities.com/required-reading/" target="_blank">LIFE AFTER YES</a> </strong>comes out <strong>May, 18 20</strong><strong>10</strong>.