Day 1: Tears
Going back to work after having a baby feels like it has been the biggest accomplishment in my life so far. So many people have done it but you don’t know until you know. You want to put your everything into work at the same time as putting your everything into being a new parent. You want to show up. “Showing up” is important. You can’t be good at a million things at once. You need to compartmentalize. Be present in your moment. I cried on my way to work my first day back. Not because I didn’t want to go back to a job I love, but because I questioned if I could be good enough for her, while leaving our home to be a working mum.
In my short time of being a mum I have learned that the sacrifices are endless. Of course, they are all worth every second, but it takes a lot of self talk to believe that.
When you start a business it becomes one of your babies. You put your heart and soul into making it work. You hire people, you invest your time and money and you put your blood, sweat and tears into your vision. You trust your gut. You talk to your consultants. You take your steps forward. One step at a time.
(today) Day 5: Tears
Reminding yourself to give grace and compassion. To yourself and to others. Remembering doing your best every single day is ok. Blood sweat and tears in motherhood, in friendship and in business is worth it. If you believe in yourself and your “team”, you can do anything.
Everything is relative. If you care about something you will find a way to make it work.
I am lucky enough to work for a company that knows what it takes to move the needle while at the same time remembering we all have different goals both personally and professionally that we want to achieve. The tears have been worth it for me and as a company we know what it has taken for most to build their businesses. We are here to support you and do what we do best. Be resilient in this ever changing environment and continue to educate ourselves and our clients in the advertising world.
The bottom line is, tears are always ok. The rewards are endless.
Meet my little girl, Elisabetta. She is 3 months old and her mama is still figuring it out. One day and one step at a time.
Thank you for being a part of the Bottom Line family. We appreciate you and love you from the bottom of our hearts.