Before I was a mom, if I spent my relaxation time editing my resume or applying to jobs, I would be angry at myself for missing out on relaxing. I should have danced or did yoga, or something else. But as a mom, free time is a commodity and taking painstaking care to edit my resume is actually a form of self-care because I am giving myself the time and space to wholeheartedly focus on myself. Editing my resume without the interruption of my adorable toddler daughter is not something I take for granted.
If you would have told me a few years ago that working on my resume would be a form of free time as a mom—I would have been like, “Huh?! No way!!”
That’s what motherhood does. It takes your life and flips it all around.
But it’s worth it.
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