This chapter in my life has provided me so much joy but it has also provided me with the biggest role of my life and that is being a working mother. I never knew what this would be like until it actually happened to me. I used to be so great at managing my time between working full-time, being a wife, daughter, grand-daughter, philanthropist, yoga instructor, friend… And ever since I became a mom the only thing that is guaranteed to get taken care of is my son. I used to come home from work and clean the house/do laundry, exercise, my yoga practice, cook a healthy delicious meal, watch television, walk the dog, and now I can barely manage to do half of these things. I think the biggest key to getting through each night now is to find success in the small things. Knowing that if the laundry doesn’t get done tonight or I didn’t get to run 3 miles it is okay. My workouts have gone from 1+ hour(s) to 20 minutes long, my meals have gone from complicated to simple, laundry gets done on Sundays or not at all, and my DVR is building a library of shows that I will watch ‘some day’. I think the most important thing right now is to cherish each moment of my son’s life, he will only be this age once and I don’t want to miss it because I am doing my ‘to do list’. That does not mean that I won’t and don’t take care of myself. I still need my own time to do things for myself but those things aren’t as important as they used to be when it was just me and my husband. I refuse to let myself go because I am still a professional and I go to work each and every day still as myself. I think that’s what makes working full-time so important. My son gets to bond with other kids and learn how to be independent (from his mother) at day care. And I get to have my own time at work. My to-do list is longer than ever but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Each morning I wake up and get to see this smiling face and it makes my day every time! (click on the picture below and ENJOY!)
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No one knows until they walk in these shoes, but your new to-do list will prove to be the most joyous, frustrating and rewarding thing in your life 🙂
I’m glad you’ve found a balance and are realistic about Bode socializing and being his own little man and not super dependent on mommy. It’s something he’ll thank you for when he’s not socially awkward and something that will preserve your sanity.