My friend Megan left her professional life after her oldest child was born.
She told me once that she used to worry about it.
"Will I ever get back in the game? Will I excel again? Will I be a success?"
On one occasion when she was fretting about it, her mentor told her to “live in her season.”
“Now is your season of motherhood,” she said. “There will be plenty of time later for you to focus on your career.”
I think about that a lot… about living in my season.
I haven’t been particularly focused on my career since I became a mother.
Consequently, I’m not winning any awards for my innovation or influence in my field.
[I did win Mom of the Week in blogland once though...]
Instead, I’m doing what I can at thirty hours a week and at the same time, taking the short and loud people to the doctor and prioritizing family life in general.
As a result, I've established a good work – life balance.
That feels important... and worth it.
But sometimes I still have moments where I worry that I should be trying harder professionally.
In those moments I try to remind myself...
"Live in your season, friend."
Now is my season of motherhood.