Love. Everything I see, read or hear keeps bringing me to this message. Perhaps because I am looking for it. It may seem like an obvious notion in our personal lives, and the most obvious missing link when we look at social media and the news.
Fresh out of college, my 22-year-old self-wanted to conquer everything. I graduated as a chemical engineer and was ready to tackle corporate America, and make everything else work along the way. I had a boyfriend at the time who would later become my husband, but I was fiercely independent. I was going to have plenty of my own money for the first time. I lived far from my parents, convinced I could do anything. I knew I’d be in a male-dominated field, and I was pumped about that. Bring it on!
In June of 2014 I was promoted at work. At 27, I was the youngest group home manager at my agency and I was super proud that I was able to work my butt off and prove that I could handle the responsibility of the 4 women who are under my care. I was nailing this whole being a working mom thing!
I help people to get stuff done with less stress and more ease. That doesn’t mean that everything we encounter will (or should) be easy. Goodness, if we only had to do the easy stuff life would soon get pretty dull. We need challenge and new experiences to keep things interesting and to grow.
How do you do it? That's the million-dollar question, isn't it? It's the question I get asked most frequently as a full-time working mom of five. As working moms, we know that the slightest hiccup in our morning can mean we are drastically late for work. The smallest traffic delay can mean missing our kid’s football game. We run a pretty tight ship and every minute is accounted for.
For a moment here let’s turn down all the noise, stop chasing all those unattainable visions of what healthy looks like and tune into you and where you are. This is your journey. This is your formula. You get to design what health looks and feels like in your world. You are capable of making these shifts.
Let me ask you something ladies. When was the last time you were truly taken care of? I mean, so taken care of that you didn’t need to use your brain for anything! You didn’t have to worry because you knew that life was going to continue on seamlessly, even with someone else at the reigns. And all you had to do was sit back, relax and enjoy not having to be the ringmaster for a while.