Saturday, September 21, 2013

Finishing what I started

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.


  1. so excited for you! congrats my friend!!!

  2. happy for you my friend!! Yes, having children changes you.. for the better! :)

  3. So happy for you! Congratulations!

    That last paragraph I found myself nodding along in total agreement, yes, yes it does :)