I hope you are all doing wonderfully.
I recently started back working again, leaving my baby with the nanny for a few hours every weekday. In the beginning, I felt so uncomfortable, I wasn't able to enjoy work or perform at my best. I had doubts about everything. I was so tired and stressed out, I didn’t know if I’d made the right decision, and I started feeling so so guilty.
After a few days, I began getting back on my feet, but it was still so hard to let go of being a full-time mom so I could embrace other aspects of my life. When I went back to work, this part of me felt empty. I didn't know what I wanted anymore. I felt lost and thought that nobody could help me. Then I decided to take one step at a time and accept that it would take a while for me to feel comfortable and empowered in these shoes.
For sure, there is no ready-made formula, and every mom has to find the right balance for her. I think no matter what we decide to do, guilt often comes along and prevents us from making the best choices.I found this great article that might help (thanks to the Harvard Business Review): https://hbr.org/2020/09/how-to-let-go-of-working-mom-guilt?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_campaign=mtod_notactsubs
It helped me to get through that big first step!
What about you?
With Love 💛,
📷 Priscilla Du Preez