Sometimes you simply need to refocus, let go and remember who you really are.
Lately, I have spent a lot of time working – up late, distracted when it comes to family, single-minded in terms of work- computer attached to my hip.
And I have to confess, I love working. I love the adult interaction, the deadlines, the writing, the speaking, the media.
But at the end of the day, I need more to feel complete. If you aren’t a mommy, it may sound silly to include ‘kishes and hugs’ in my list of needs. Maybe it doesn’t make sense that hearing my daughter sound out a word is as fulfilling as getting a check for writing or consulting work, but it is. It makes me proud.
As much as I love to have outside work and interaction, I consider raising my children to be my ‘job’ as well as my passion. When I decided to start a family, I accepted the challenges, I reveled in the notion that it would be my privilege and responsibility to raise a small person to be strong, kind and independent.
Sometimes, I need to get back on track with what matters most.
This weekend was just what I needed.
A soccer game, a birthday party, bath time and family dinner. Church, reading stories, hide n’ seek, laundry, snuggling, snuggling and more snuggling.
I feel better. I feel refocused.
This makes me feel like a stronger mommy. And a more-focused worker.