Happy International Women’s Day!
I’m feeling inspired today. By women who have come before me, by women who are making strides today, by women all around.
My mother, my aunts, my friends and colleagues.
Let’s be women that encourage each other, and build each other up.
Let’s fight against jealousy and judgement.
And instead bring encouragement and understanding to the table.
Being a woman can be hard.
Whether you are married, single, with or without children.
Going back to work after having Asa has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
I feel guilty ALL the time.
But at the same time, I know it was the right decision for our family.
Feeling the guilt, does not mean it’s the wrong decision.
It would be hard no matter what.
I felt guilt while I was on maternity leave.
I felt guilty about all kinds of silly things. That I wasn’t doing enough for him. Not playing enough, not going outside enough, not enough tummy-time.
The list goes on and on.
And now that I’m back at work, I feel guilty about being away from him, and not pumping enough, etc, etc.
The truth is, I am enough, and you are enough.
And all we can do is show up everyday and love our babies the best way we know how.
And then do it again tomorrow.
YOU ARE ENOUGH.
People are going to judge, and that’s okay.
But try not to judge yourself too much.
PS. The pic is for fun. I figured I might as well get some use out of the pics, and cred for carrying that heavy nugget for 9 months. 😛
PPS. This video is an oldie but goodie. Always inspired by Mrs. Sandberg.