How do I balance work & life? How do you not feel guilty knowing that you can only see your little one for a couple of hours at night during the work week? Why am I always rushing around like a chicken with my head cut off? These are honestly questions I ask myself every. single. day.
Pre-baby work defined me. I was a work-a-holic, and easily put in 60 hours a week. I lived to work. Was it healthy? Probably not, but I did it. I stayed late, worked on the weekends, and was always on my work email. The weird thing was I can honestly say I enjoyed it.
Fast forward 7 1/2 months-my focus has completely changed. Why? Well, because of little Ms. E. and Mr. A. This is an adjustment for me and those that know me. I now want to work to live. Will I still give my 110% at work? Absolutely. Will I have to work extra hours, nights, and some weekends? Of course. Will I always be a working momma? Without a doubt! But, will I live to work? Nope, nada, not going to do it. Why? Because my time with my family is far too precious.
This is such a change from the past. Turning my work brain off when I leave the office is tough. I find myself feeling the need to check my email & work those extra hours, but I refuse to let myself put work before my family. Time is passing by too quickly, and I need to regain my focus and prioritize.
The other day at Target I walked by the book section and noticed a book called "The Happiness Project."
It is all about making the most of your life and focusing on what really matters. The author dedicated a year to her happiness plan. I am really excited to start reading this book! So, anticipate to read more updates on my own "Happiness Project!"