Do You Feel Guilty?
Mom guilt can be debilitating. It can keep someone from pursuing their dreams, or even from just having a night out with girlfriends. I’m not sure at what point we were conditioned to believe that if we aren’t constantly spending our time with and energy on our children, that we aren’t good parents. Yes, we absolutely need to consistently love, nurture, and have quality time with our children. That goes without saying. But, what doesn’t always go without saying is that doing all of the things we do for our kids does not equal compromising who we are as people. There is a way to balance it all so that you can, well, balance it all! You don’t have to choose either your children or what you are passionate about. Or decide between being an incredible mother and being a great business owner. It is time to RELEASE THE GUILT around this!
I’ve been there, done that with with the guilt. Do I really need childcare when I’m working from home? Am I an asshole parent if hire a sitter just so I can go to a movie by myself when Dan is out riding BMX? Does working full time as an entrepreneur mean I’m putting my career before my family? These are all things I have asked myself and all things I have definitely had to work through. And, I have to share how amazing it feels to have let go of feeling guilty! There is a process I have gone through and it has allowed me to be free of that weight I was carrying around and I’m a much better mom, wife, and business owner for it!
While I was going through all of this, I’m not quite sure I knew that I was developing a system. But, as time went on and people kept asking me how I do it all, I finally sat down and thought, “Well, how do I?” And then next thing I knew, I was making it all into a roadmap of sorts. A roadmap of how to balance life and family and work and not let one or the other suffer.
My problem with putting it all together to share with other people is that I couldn’t find a big chunk of time to do it! An hour here and two hours there, in between being mom and wife and running my two photography studios and managing the Sue Bryce Education facebook group and add some relaxing time in there, just wasn’t going to cut it!
So, Dan and I talked and decided that I would go away somewhere for three days to get the meat and potatoes of my course ready to go. And here I am….in Cancun busting it all out. Because, if I’m going to hole up somewhere to create something big, why not do it somewhere amazing?
Are you ready to let go of the guilt and to have success with your work and life balance? You’re invited to secure your spot on the waitlist for Busy As a Mother: The Work & Life Balance Bootcamp HERE!
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