I am a mother to three gorgeous children, and two pain in the neck dogs.  I am the wife to one very tolerant husband.  I am a partner at a Nashville-based consulting firm specializing in growth, leadership and cultural development within professional service firms.

I work a lot.  I live a lot. I don’t care about achieving balance.  I want to achieve happiness.  I am choosing to be happy. 

Work Life Mommy was born from a Facebook and Instagram status on my first day back at work after baby #3.  I’ve made a commitment to spend the next year focused on simply being happy.  I want my children to see me as a happy mother.  I want my husband to see me as a happy wife.  And I want my colleagues and clients to see me as a happy professional.

Over the next 12 months, I am going to focus on intentionally being happy.  In this crazy work/life world, I am going to find something EVERY SINGLE DAY that makes me happy.  Even when I’m away from my kids in a mediocre hotel room, drinking a mediocre glass of wine after a mediocre dinner, I am going to find happiness.  I am going to learn how to be present at home and at work and be the very best version of myself that I can possibly muster with little sleep.

This is my accountability tool.  And here’s hoping my work tips and life tips help another overworked, overtired and overwhelmed parent/professional/person even just the teensiest bit.  Maybe nobody will read this at all.  And that’s okay.  This is my sort of social experiment to see if I truly can choose my own course and ensure that that course gets me to a very happy place.  This is MY commitment to happiness.