Women meet, share, engage, listen and inspire. I am lucky enough to interact with wonderful women all the time. Women who work hard, have opinions, are intelligent, are feminine, are mothers and wives.
I woke up this morning rushed through my regular morning routine, helped my husband get his lunch together as he put out the garbage and cleaned the first snow fall off our cars. After he left, as I poured my coffee, I thought to myself - "how do couples with kids do this?". It was not easy to get two people out the door, let alone 4.
I went off on my way to start my day feeling relieved that I was simply responsible for myself.
Today I attended my monthly women's networking lunch. Included in this group are women of all ages but I am one of the youngest. There is one woman who attends often who was pregnant last month and without her bump this month. She had recently given birth to her 4th child and was back at it, a month later. She looked wonderful as she usually does, I always notice that her hair is nicely done, her outfits are trendy and she is always engaging.
I found this inspiring, if she can do it, then I can do it too. I am not ready to have kids yet but it's something I have been giving a lot of thought to and my husband and I have been speaking about lately.
I love my job and the freedom to do and be where I want to be when I want to be and I know when I have a child I will loose some of that. Seeing these women each month who still strive for growth in their professional lives as well as at home, gives me hope that I could learn to balance the type of life I hope to have someday.
One thing I do wonder about though is how much they sleep, this is the really scary part for me because I love my sleep!
Thank you to the women around me who want more and show me that I can have it all with a little hard work.
Heather Audrey Lapier