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First up, still so shy about seeing myself speak on video
Earlier this year, I was in Abuja for a few special hours to speak at #FusionConnect hosted and organized by @thegiftsource
A lovely lady in the audience shared her story about being a winner all through life, from academics to her early career and she was feeling down about the "slow down" that came with being a new mum.
In response, I shared 2 things -
1) She is not alone. Millions of woman at different stages in life have had to seemingly "slow down" their careers. It may be after becoming a mum, it may be because of your spouse (i.e. international posting, political office etc..), it may be to care for an ailing parent etc... so many reasons.
It is important to note this point because when we go through stuff, we often feel isolated and it is somewhat comforting to know Michelle Obama has gone through this too
2) I also shared that though it may be very difficult, enjoy and savour that timeout, it's part of the process.
So why am I talking about this? We were away for a few weeks and my plan on getting back home was to dive into some major projects at work.
I already had everything mapped out. I also made clear plans to ensure home and the twins were taken care of so I could go straight to work.
Well, things didnt work out as planned at all. Let's just say I imagined my week in high heels in power meetings but spent it in pyjamas playing "Ring a Ring o Roses" and singing "Baa Baa Baa Sheep"
At first, I was kinda frustrated but I reminded myself of the 2 points above and really enjoyed this time free from emails and conference calls.
What I'm trying to say from this long story is, don't be so hard on yourself. There is a season for everything. Savour that moment...Plan for the next