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Brave - Tere

Brave - Tere

Being a mom is the hardest, yet most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. I am blessed to be the mother of two amazing boys and doubly blessed that I was able to be a full-time stay at home mom to them for the last 14 years.  Recently though, I realized I was ready to dip my toe back into the workforce.  A lot had changed since I had left and it was exciting to think about, but also extremely daunting.  Where do I begin? How do I compete with younger candidates with more recent experience?  How will my kids adjust to me not being home all the time?  Interviewing?…no thanks.  You got this, I reminded myself daily.

 

Once I got out there, I realized I had value to offer and I felt the internal shift from fear to excitement.  Soon, I found a role that was absolutely perfect for me!  I’m still learning how to balance it all and there are times that I fail but I don’t put my focus there, instead I remind myself how much I have grown and of all the successes I have had.  I’ve also realized that being a full-time mom and a full-time employee is the new “hardest, yet most rewarding thing I’ve ever done”.

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