I am eager to see my clients again and know I am making a difference in the world outside. It has been a part of my identity for so many years. And yet I feel the tug as my new identity as a mom wants to stay in this cozy little world my daughter and I have been living in. As with so many moms who return to work, the internal struggle is real.
I cannot complain, however. I will not be returning to a nine to five job and have to cope with going from zero to one hundred miles an hour within a day. My jobs allow me the flexibility to schedule my hours so that I can be home some days with my baby. And it helps knowing that most the time when I am gone, my husband will be able to be home with our daughter. We are truly blessed for this option.
I'm grateful for the time I got to spend home with my daughter. I'm grateful for six weeks even if I wished for a year. I'm grateful for flexibility in my return. I'm grateful for my husband's flexibility as well. I'm grateful for every moment with this sweet child as she grows so quickly. I'm grateful to know she will be ok as I return to work. And I'm grateful for my clients and their patience as I took this time off. I'm grateful to work towards balance as I step back out into the bigger world.
What balance are you seeking in your life? What big changes are coming for you? What are you grateful for in these changes?
May today bless us with strength yo move forward. May our heart be filled with love as we go out into the world. And may that love be shared with the people we meet. Have a beautiful day!