Let’s face it, reality TV shows are anything but real. Everyone knows that. But when we heard about the new show on E! about professional sports WAGS (wives and girlfriends), many of us felt moved to represent what it’s really like to be married to a pro athlete.
So I tweeted some friends and offered up the hashtag #WAGSinRealLife.
A few girls jumped in and started sharing funny stories and anecdotes. I laughed and retweeted a few, then went to bed.
When I woke up, the hashtag had taken off.
I felt like this could go one of two ways. It could become a “woe is me” complaining session, or it could become a bonding moment where we realize we are not alone and have much to be grateful for.
Thankfully the latter happened, and my feed was filled with hilarious stories, genuine encouragement, gratitude, and a reminder that we are in this thing together.
This reinforced what I have seen lately “behind the scenes” as women of all ages, income levels, and experience in the sports world help each other out with tangible and spiritual needs.
No drama. No hierarchy. Just women helping women.
I guess real life is too tame for reality TV.