We live in the 21st Century where women are making inroads to equality. More and more women are working, which has meant that traditional family roles have had to shift to a more equal share of duties. This has had me think about the men in our lives and the effect of equality….
Ok, so you’ve decided to do it. It’s time you’re finally going to stop smoking, exercise more, write a book, get a new job — insert your favorite goal here. You’re pumped. You’re excited. You just went out and bought all the materials that are going to help you get there, whether that be a journal, workout clothes, healthy….
It is a sign of the times that we are all racing around, trying to juggle home life, careers and family. The more we have to do the more stressed we become – sound familiar?? Let’s take a step out of the box and try downscaling – declutter and focus on the things that are really important to us.
If you are ready to head back into the workforce and ready to make a change into a different occupation, here are some simple steps to put you on the right path to a happy, successful and rewarding return to work.
I don’t know about you, but there have been times when I have absolutely hated my job and wished I’d get fired, and times when I think I’m changing the world (a girl needs to aim high!). I’d like to say the good times outweigh the bad, but they may be on a par these days.
You are sitting across from one of your best mates at dinner. “So, next week we have this big project due and it’s been so great working on this team,” he begins. “Uh-huh,” you nod. “It’s really challenging but I tell you what — if we land this client, it could mean big things for me. Big things.” You nod, but really have no idea what he’s talking about. It’s just a job, right?
“The Pursuit of Happiness” is a phrase that is used often. Most famously it is a phrase written in history as part of the American Declaration of Independence, so even in 1776 the writers of this historical document could recognize the importance of being happy and that everyone has a right to search or pursue their happiness.
I often wonder what would have happened had I not had my son, Lucas. He was my turning point, the bringer of light into my life. Before Lucas my life was full of variety and freedom. It was good, don’t get me wrong, it’s just that I had a deep sense of fulfillment that was missing. What happened next was probably the one thing…
Imagine how much you could get done if time would stand still! We would all love to have more time; in fact I’m sure it’s the number one wish of so many women. Think about it, we are all so busy doing so many things in our lives, whether it’s running the kids to sporting commitments or tending to the needs of the littler ones.
I’m a wife and mum of 3 beautiful boys who are gorgeous, busy and testing all in one. So how did a journey begin from Mum to Career? I had different hopes and dreams as a child but in my teen years all I really wanted to achieve in life was to build a house, get married and have kids.