It is not always about having number one. It is about compromising.
Some moments I think that I should dedicate my entire life for my son. Forgetting myself, my career, my family and husband.
But, what I’ve discovered is when I neglect myself and my life for my son I give him less as I don’t feel good about myself and here is the problem if you don’t feel good about yourself, you just don’t give as when you are feeling good and satisfied. Happy mom results in having happy kids and vice versa.
It is important to have some goals in your life to feel the accomplishment and satisfaction. Otherwise, you only feeling being useless and your highest concern is what to have for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When I felt being useless, I was stressed out, which transferred to my son being fussy all day long and the loop repeated itself over and over again.
I always thought that having other goals other than raising my child will be more stressful. But guess what?! I was wrong. There is always a way to make everything you want work.
Going back to work after one year of maternity vacation made everything easier. I am always eager to meet my son and he is too. We spend quality time together. We both appreciate our time together. I feel much better about myself, my career and my future. My relationship with everyone is healthier. Our family is more content. We all enjoy our time with family and friends. My view to the entire life is different now. Even all the meals I cook are much tastier now:)
Remember it is not about having number one, it is about being one!