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After 17 years of marriage, my husband and I decided to start a family. This was a HUGE decision for us. We have been together for 20 years and spent that time growing our careers and making memories while enjoying the freedom that being DINKs (dual income, no kids) provides! For more on our journey to getting pregnant, enjoy this post.
When discussing starting a family, we promised ourselves that our marriage would always come first. We were committed to this baby not changing who we were as husband and wife. The reality is that our relationship as husband and wife did change. Seeing my husband love our daughter so deeply changed the way I look at him. I admire his commitment to being a dad; he is so natural at it. I am so blessed to have him as my partner in parenthood! Becoming parents has changed our marriage, which still comes first, but the love I have for him is so much deeper. Something I never thought was even possible.
To be honest, I also didn’t want having a baby to change who I was as an individual either. In that vein, I was so naïve. The evening before my first day back to work I held our daughter and rocked her to sleep. With tears streaming down my face, I felt something I never thought possible: I felt like my daughter was enough, like I wanted to be a stay at home mom. Who had I become? I never understood how a child could be enough. Had I lost my sense of self since becoming a mother? I had always prided myself on my commitment to being an executive, my strong work ethic and my ability to travel the state, working long days while tirelessly keeping up with my husband and my busy social calendar. And now I was ready to throw in the towel on that. What had my daughter done to me? I went to sleep that night and awoke the next morning to head to the office to begin construction on the build-out of my office, which had been put on hold while I was on leave. As I walked in to the office and was greeted with an office full of people who were happy to have me back and met with my construction crew to kick off our project, I felt fulfilled, in a different way than I had been for the past two months. Not a better way, just a different way. I felt like I was right where I was meant to be. I knew then that I had indeed changed, but that I didn’t need to throw in the towel on my career, I just needed to find a balance.
So, what is Delicately Balancing Life? Personally, I am a planner, a good listener, loyal and caring. In my workplace, I am committed, driven, creative and strategic. As a mother I am warm, loving, comfortable, silly and intuitive. Delicately Balancing Life is where those all merge; the intersection where those traits come together to be all things on all fronts: A wife who is raising a strong daughter while focusing on my career.
Whether you are a parent or not, married or single, a career driven individual or someone who has the joy of raising your kids full-time, we all have to maintain balance. I believe that we truly can have it all and it can be done by Delicately Balancing YOUR Life.
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