Over the last few weeks my priorities changed slightly.
Before, work and life were relatively comfortable. Everything had an order and I knew where my priorities had to be.
Last week my priorities had to shift and I had to put work before everything else. I know it won’t happen very often but I had to take a step back. I had to let monkey be looked after more by his daddy.
That’s the problem trying to work your way up the career ladder and having a toddler to look after.
Things have to change sometimes.
Obviously if monkey really needed me I would be there.
It is difficult working with a group of others that don’t have children. They don’t have that additional responsibility.
Sometimes I miss out on tea at the pub or a glass of wine after work because I’m not always there until 6, 7pm at night.
So last week I’m not ashamed to say that I had to put work first. I was lucky that hubby has the ability to change his work patterns to enable me to do that or I would never be able to do as much as I do.
Priorities can’t stay the same all the time, whether you are a parent or not.
It doesn’t make you selfish or a horrible person. It just means you are human.
Everyone tries to do what they feel is right, and that’s exactly what I spend my time doing.
Of course I won’t get it right all the time.
So now the craziness has calmed down and its monkeys birthday weekend. My priority is making sure he has the best birthday and not think about work just for a couple of days.
Have a good weekend everyone. Have you ever had to shift your priorities to enable you to be successful in other things?
Busy Working Mummy XOXO