I was single when I enrolled at IIN, but I was looking forward to getting married and having kids. In fact, one of the main goals of my career change was to work from home and be present for my future family. I’d work from my home office and the kids would play nearby. I’d earn a good salary and still be available to attend soccer games. I’d cook three homemade meals a day. And exercise. And do the laundry.
If you’re laughing right now, it must mean that you have actually tried this. Work from home and be present for your family? Work with kids around? Ha!
The truth is, I had no idea what motherhood would be like. I didn’t think about how my baby’s cry would interrupt client meetings. I didn’t know that I’d be trying to write a blog post while my toddler climbed in my lap and pushed all the buttons on my laptop. Or that I’d be trying to get my husband and kid out of the house on the weekends so I’d have five minutes to actually think straight.