I've been trying to narrow down what I want to do, career-wise, ever since I gave birth to my first child.
Prior to her, I was a very dedicated technology expert who spent more than enough hours carrying around a pager or attached to a laptop (or more) for work. After she was placed into my arms, the struggle began.
Who am I?
What do I want to do.... other than stare at her sweet rosebud lips?
And thus, I've been feeling stagnant.
Which can only mean that I am ready for more.
I've been trying to "buy in" to a new career and a semi-new identity as a single mother. I'm not the career woman I once was. I must find balance. I must bring a new "me" to the office.
I came across the following video yesterday. It inspired me to look at things a little differently. It allowed me to recognize that I am not the only one who struggles with this.
This video reminded me that my opinion and background does matter. I need to speak up more. I need to sit at the table again.
I am reminded that I have a supportive partner who stands by my side (even from 200 miles away) cheering me on, as I do for him.
I was also gently nudged even more forward. I CAN make a life for me and my daughters. I am able to decide what fits... for me... for us.
Maybe it will inspire you too.
Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO explains why there are so few women leaders