How do you ensure that you mean business, and grow your career, while also embracing the challenges and joys that come with raising a well-adjusted little one?
Motherhood is not an easy task, especially as a first-time mother in the corporate world. When we think about how busy we are on a typical day in the office, and then throw motherhood into the mix, it is exhausting even just to think about. Time within a day is finite, but time is also relative; yes, objects that move faster spatially can experience time more slowly, however, the “relative” I’m speaking of here is my “familial relatives”… my wonderful super mom whom had been and continues to be a great help in guiding and assisting me in taking care of my baby, and my nocturnal husband whom I had placed on nightly duties so I myself could be properly rested.
Having set the proper foundations, the rest is just the balancing act of healthy interactions with the little one and juggling of daily work tasks; neither of which should ever be neglected, and clear boundaries should be in place for both, maintaining separation between the two will ensure that I am giving each side the attention it deserves. The little interactions and play time with the child will help to foster a stronger bond and aid in the healthy emotional development of the child, whilst the focus on career and work could be seen as a good example for the child to follow as he grow older into a responsible adult.
If you were to ask me what is more important, work or my child, I would say definitively my child, but because my child is so important to me, I would have to put in even more effort at work for him.