Good morning, Working Mommy. How are you? Are you remembering to be a mom and wife and friend and athlete in addition to being the worker bee?
Work is seductive. The money, the recognition, the calls from your boss… they can draw you in till you look up and 90% of your life is work.
Take care, Mamma. This can happen in seasons, sometimes it has to, but please don’t let it happen for too long. This is your life we’re talking about, your whole life. Your children are only little for a very, very short time. Don’t miss it.
I’ve just finished five, no wait, six weeks of massively intensive work. It has been productive, exciting and fun. I’m doing really well; my product is doing really well; I expect bonuses and more recognition to follow. I’ve skipped workouts, family dinners, and time with friends. I’ve eaten crap food on the run.
AND my family has paid a price.
No, no excuses, and don’t tell me it’s okay. They do pay a price when I work like this. And so do I.
So, starting today, I very consciously, very intentionally go back to a more rational balance in my life.
Because there is no amount of money that can buy my relationship with my family.