Everyone does it, but this is something that I've done for years. I remember distinctly sitting on the couch in my elementary school years, writing in my pink My Melody secret diary. It was New Years Eve, and I told myself that I would always remember what I did in the year, what I learned … Continue reading 2019 Reflections
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
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
It seemed so unfair. I was finally making progress with my recovery from Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. I was finally starting to enjoy motherhood. Yet, I had to leave that all behind and go back to being in the corporate world. It’s hard to believe, but a year ago today, I went back to work … Continue reading 365 Days
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
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?
A story had gone viral a few weeks ago about a young woman who told her colleagues via email that she was out so she could focus on her mental health. She promised to return the following week fully refreshed. The CEO responded, and he was very supportive of her decision to take care of … Continue reading Mental Health Day
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
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)
I came across an article a few weeks ago which struck a chord with me. It references the importance of leaving work on time. It’s not that I think that the author is wrong about this. The part that really got to me was the categorization that those stay late in the office are … Continue reading Does my job make me a loser?