The Lonely Night

Things wind down, and I eventually begin my evening routine. It's without much purpose, without any preparation for the next day. There aren't a list of things planned for the next day. In fact, every day feels like a Saturday. It's dark. It's generally quiet - only the sounds of my husband and son sleeping … Continue reading The Lonely Night

An Unexpected Ending

The day began like many others: a flurry of emails, inquiries to respond to, reports and issues to troubleshoot. I had planned to work on the prep for some large upcoming projects. I was sure to make headway on a lot of pending tasks. Then, mid afternoon, I went to a meeting. The next thing … Continue reading An Unexpected Ending

Travel Diaries: Another First

I don't travel all too often to work.  Last year, budgets were revised, and I was on maternity leave when some of them came up. Business trips just weren't a part of the plan that year. Once I returned to work. I didn't have any issues with it.  It meant that I didn't have to … Continue reading Travel Diaries: Another First

Transitioning To a Working Mommy

No matter how long you've been on maternity leave, coming back to work is tough. There are so many changes involved with pregnancy and motherhood. Transition to the workplace doesn't make that easier. Factor in PPD / PPA and you've got a LOT going on. There are so many changes mentally and hormonal to deal … Continue reading Transitioning To a Working Mommy

Are you being Mommy Tracked? 

At first, Candice thought she was overreacting. Were things really different in the office ? Or was it just that her priorities changed ?  She was a first time parent and elected to take a few months of maternity leave. Although she was a dedicated career woman, she had great joy in being a mother … Continue reading Are you being Mommy Tracked? 

New Outlook

For so long, all I ever knew was the work life.  That was the most important thing.  Circumstances have changed, and my outlook on my career and work life have also.  It wasn't just "I became a mom"'; it couldn't be that because it felt a little more complicated. It was a little saddening, so … Continue reading New Outlook

Kindness Challenge: Week 1

The theme for Week 1 is self-love. I admit, I never had much of it for myself.  I've only recently discovered the impact that various experiences have had on me; things that cultivated a series of self-doubt, low self-esteem and a pessimistic outlook. Instead of saying "I Can!" or even "I'll try", I had already … Continue reading Kindness Challenge: Week 1

Relinquishing Control

"I'd like to speak to you about some changes;  There were some things that started to take place while you were out, which resulted in some changes that will continue after you return from leave." I was confused and a bit anxious. I was in the office for a short time to pick up some … Continue reading Relinquishing Control

Postpartum: Loss of Identity (Pt 1)

Prior to my pregnancy, the definition of who I was relied primarily on what I do for a living. my work ethic, and what things I could do because of my job.  If you asked me who I was, one of the first things I'd say is what I do, or alternatively, I'd state that … Continue reading Postpartum: Loss of Identity (Pt 1)

Travel Diaries: Mauritius

When people discovered that I was going to Mauritius, the most common question I got was, “Where is that?” The tiny little island is so far into the Indian Ocean, that many people aren’t aware of it. Mauritius is located far to the East of Madagascar. It is actually known to those in the Middle … Continue reading Travel Diaries: Mauritius