I haven’t been alone this long in over five months.
I’m not quite sure what to do with myself!
I’m back to work–back to running live QBQ! training sessions–and I’m kicking it off with a session for a pizza franchisee in Louisville, Kentucky.
It has been a few months since I’ve given my full blown QBQ! talk, and I’m excited to jump back in. I’ve been dusting off the parts of my brain used for this portion of my job, and I’m relieved to find that they are still there! In tact! Carrying and birthing a second child, going through the trauma of the NICU, getting through the “Fourth Trimester”, and learning to balance a two year old, newborn, work and home life didn’t completely erase my knowledge of QBQ and my ability to run a high energy training session. Whoot Whoot!
As I’m practicing my talk, I truly feel like the words are bubbling up from some deep recess of my mind. It’s quite an experience. I’ll start to tell a story, and I’ll be on a roll, and my mind will go blank. Or I’ll get distracted (Mommy Brain). I have to actually close my eyes and wait, what–actually think–and think hard–to remember where to go next. But with patience and pausing, it slowly comes. The next words take shape, and grow, and before I know it, another wave of memory comes racing at me and I plow through another section, with each word I’m feeling more and more confident that I CAN DO THIS!
Ah man–it’s good to be back!
Choosing to work and have children is just that–a choice.
Is traveling away from my babies hard? YES. (Just ask my husband who’s home for the first time with that adorable two year old and that 5 month old who is literally just today giving in to the bottle.)
Is it hard sometimes to balance work and home and kids and me? YES.
But it’s a choice that I will continue to choose to make. I am so blessed to have a job that allows me the flexibility to be with my children and husband so much. I am so blessed to work from home. Not to mention being blessed to work for my parents.
I am blessed to be a working mom. It’s part of what is making me a mother; it’s shaping me.
If you are a working mom, no matter if that’s work-from-home, work-9-5-outside-the-home, work-in-the-evenings-and-during-naps, in what ways are you shaped and blessed by the experience?