“There’s a conversation I keep having,” she wrote on Instagram.
She’s full of plans and energy.
“Then we talk about her relationship – and the vibe changes ‘I’m waiting for him to propose.
‘ ‘I don’t want to pressure him.’ ‘I hope I’ll be engaged soon.
“They don’t hand the reins of their educations or careers to someone else – but they wait for their boyfriends to make this huge decision for them,” Sandberg wrote. “It’s like we want Prince Charming on a white horse.
We’re taught gender stereotypes: Men are supposed to sweep us off our feet ..
. But Prince Charming has no horse.
We need to walk into our futures on our own two feet.”
“Part of me wanted the fairy tale. But I think you can have it without taking yourself out of the decision,” she wrote.
Sandberg explained that she and Bernthal had “talked it out” before officially getting engaged, and revealed sweet details about what led up to the proposal itself. According to her post, the couple worked together in “romantic” talks to select a weekend for their proposal.
“Yes, he got down on one knee,” she wrote.
“And when he proposed, he had a letter for me – and I had a letter for him, because we took this step together.”
In 2013, she published a book called “Lean In,” that was designed to help empower women to make decisions about their careers. In 2014, she published a sequel called “Lean In: For Graduates,” aimed at women just entering the job market.