When I had my children, I changed my life around them.
I never imagined I would do this. I was never the maternal kind, never felt any affinity for children, and indeed, never felt an overwhelming need to have any either.
Until I did.
And, like so many mothers before and after me, I changed my life around them.
People often ask how I got a job that allows me to work from home and dictate my own schedule. I never “got” anything. From the moment I had my first child, I asked.
And asking closed a few doors, but it opened many more. Over the years, my conclusion is: A company that will not allow me the flexibility I need to work around my children is not a company that appreciates what I bring to the table.
I don’t need to punch a time card to be productive; quite the contrary, I am inordinately productive because I can balance my worlds as mother and writer. Yes, I’ve had to give up some things along the way, on both ends.
I’ve found that as a mother that works, I can’t have it all.
But I can have all that matters to me.
Happy Mother’s Day!!!!