When you have a child, your priorities change. This may seem obvious, but it caught me by surprise when I was a new mom.
My career had always brought me a great deal of satisfaction. I had always loved working, so I had no idea how much I’d want to stay home with my baby during those early years.
When my son was four months old, I went to drop him off at childcare to head off to a business meeting. At the childcare center, I rocked him in a rocking chair and suddenly, tears started rolling down my face. I just couldn’t leave him that day. Finally after about 20 minutes, I packed him back up and headed home instead. Right then, I decided my plans needed to change.