Your first birthday came almost as quickly as you, it seems.
On January 11, 2010, I sat on the examination table in the doctor’s office enormously pregnant, overdue, and a jumble of nerves. The doctor had left the room moments before, having weighed me and taken my blood pressure on both arms. As I sat there, contemplating the end of my life as a childless person,… Continue reading we have a teenager
But, almost four years, two accepted job offers, a baby, a maternity leave, and countless memories and projects and experiences later I can say with absolute certainty that the layoff I thought was going to ruin my career was actually the best thing that ever happened to me.
I feel as though all of the uneasiness I had about being thirty-five has washed away and instead, I’m filled with gratitude. Gratitude for the lessons I’ve learned, the gifts I’ve received, and the life I’ve built so far.
When I went back to work in September, five months ahead of schedule, I had one major sticking point upon which I struggled: how the fresh heck was I going to get it all done? The all, of course, being almost precisely what I talked about in my last blog: the literal everything of mom… Continue reading why i’m paying for everything i can