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.