I began at the company I work for almost 7 years ago. Within 6 months I was promoted. Another year later, I switched titles again. A lateral promotion if you will. Then I began to skill path towards the last level. Soon after I began that journey, I became pregnant with Logan. I knew that sleep would be a thing of the past and I stopped working towards my goal.
This was in early 2009. I knew that I would pick up where I left off someday. Someday turned into years, 4 to be exact! A lot of life events turned a simple year of working towards a goal into a seemingly forever process.
After becoming pregnant with Logan, my Dad was diagnosed with terminal stage 4 cancer. Soon after giving birth, my Dad passed away. A couple months later, we bought our first home. Within 5 weeks of moving into our home, I became pregnant with Charlotte. My work life was on hold until my personal life had a chance to slow down. Maybe slow down isn't the word I am looking for. I mean, really, what does slow down even mean? I have not slowed down in the last 5 years!
Fast forward to January 2013. After discussing with Gary, I decided it was time to start the path again. I am getting more sleep, although, I rarely every sleep through the night. My brain is functioning way better than it has been for the last several years. I took the leap and began my work. I took on more responsibility. I became more of a leader. And starting in October, I will be a senior technical specialist.
It has been a long time coming. Having children changes you. Changes your path. Changes things in the best way possible.