Mommydom vs Career Woman

I can’t even begin to mention how tough it is to watch one of my favorite clients and project opportunities to be given away to another designer. It’s so difficult to watch. I know that I am going to be working on one of the best projects eva, a baby, a sweet baby boy. Still, it’s hard to watch others work on a project that I am dying to get my hands on. In fact, I know I could do a really really good job on that project. It’s hard to have two loves...... A family and a career. I have a good friend who is really really pushing me to quit my job and be a stay-at-home mom. I just know I was not meant to do that. She didn’t know me very well when I was struggling as a waitress. I felt so ashamed each time someone I knew came into the restaurant. And I know that there’s nothing wrong with waiting tables. But I cannot help but mention how meaningful that parable from a great teacher is to me.... about the man who buried his talents in the sand. That was me. That’s why I felt horrible about waiting tables. It was not what I was supposed to be doing.

I just started my career only 3-4 years ago. I am not burnt out yet, and I’m just beginning to feel comfortable in my field. I see every project as a new opportunity for growth. To create a design, even if its meaningless to millions of people, is a high that I cannot describe. It’s so fulfilling. The work I get to do is fascinating and fun. And I will miss it for a while. I hope that when I return to work there will be other opportunities awaiting me.......

Of course, I'm perfectly willing to eat my words here. In fact, maybe some day I will. I have no idea what's in store for me.


  1. The answer will come to you and you'll know what's right for you. Just be open to the universe. Maybe you'll stay full-time at your job, maybe you'll be full-time at home, maybe you'll find another firm that allows you to work parti-time, maybe you'll start your own firm. The possibilities are endless and you'll know when the time comes!


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