I have learned to live with myself as a career woman and as a devoted mother.
The proximity to stay at home moms (some of whom may judge the working kinds), the fact that I have three precious children now, the very high demands of my current role as the business leader of a startup company, and the yearning to be with my kids at all times have made me waver in my decision now and then.
I cannot have it all. No one can.
I wont be "there" all the time. However, I will be there when needs be. I can provide for them and help them explore, dream, and achieve.
I was brought up in a gender neutral family. I was told I could be anyone I wished. I was told to follow my dreams. I was groomed to be a strategist and a leader. I was given room to risk, courage to dare, and wings to fly.
I think I was born to learn, to nurture, to tend, and to lead. And I will do my best in doing it all and remain content with the positives and not so positives.