I’m running a bit behind this week because I struggled with this prompt. Oh how I wrestled with it. Anyway, on with the show.
Recently someone said to me that if I was going to continue being a working mum I would have to focus 100% on the office, because otherwise my split focus would cause problems.
My AHA moment was realising how much I’ve changed since I’ve been a mum.
I used to be the person who thrust her hand up in the air for the kind of projects that had me working til 11pm and back in the office by 6AM.
Now I’m the person taking ridiculous amounts of sick leave because we can’t send Bear to daycare with a fever and having to come in a half hour late every morning so I can do the daycare run. I also read e-mails at home a lot more than I used to as well as proof read documentation on the train just to maximize my time.
At times being a mum makes me a bit of a bad team member/employee. As much as I try to keep up, I’m a bit unreliable at the moment. I don’t love that about myself, but I know it’s temporary. Sadly, other members of my team just see it as laziness.
My AHA moment was realising that as long as Bear is taken care of and I meet my KPIs I don’t give a right royal damn what people think. I no longer live to work, I work to live. And that’s an AHA moment that everyone needs to have.
To take us out, here is my favourite A-HA song……
What was your most recent AHA moment? Share in the comments or link up over at My Home Truths!