Being a mother is such a blessing. My kids mean the world to me. But It tends to get hectic balancing working full-time and taking care of a household and extended family.
I constantly battled with feeling guilty and going back and forth in my head weighing out the pros and cons. Really and truly I know I only have good intentions for doing so, including the fact that I am a work-a-holic is what keeps me going. Managing the kids, taking care of the family, and having responsibilities of the home along with a career, work commitments and deadlines put a lot of pressure on me but somehow, I always find ways around it. Let’s just say I’ve had many trials and errors and a lot of experiences allowing me to evaluate what truly works for me and my family.
Throughout the years I have gone through finding different ways around it all. It really all comes down to compartmentalizing and not being ashamed to ask for help. It has always been important to be a professional and a good mother, but it is as important to be present in both roles, instead of stressing about failing.
I don’t give myself enough credit now that I think about it. I always Focus on the positives, remaining confident in my decisions concerning both aspects, including the kids. Knowing that in the moment as humans we all go through temporary emotion that we are entitled to feel but in the long run deep down we truly get a chance to reflect and can see that my kids will most definitely feel the extent of my love and understand my sacrifices if not now but in the future.