As humans we are constantly evolving. Often change is so minuscule, so incremental, that we do not notice it. When I was pregnant with my daughter 4 years ago, I kept bracing myself for the evolution that would come when I became a mother. As if my self-expression would go away. I would no longer … Continue reading Mother’s Day 2021
Recently a younger friend of mine said she wants to figure her career out before she has kids. I was the same way. But something happened when I became a mom—a part of me that was always there blossomed. My creative side, my playful side. They made me better at being a mom, so instead … Continue reading When Career Meets Mommyhood
I made a website when I started my part-time nutrition private practice a few years ago. I had also made one years before that to be a platform for my yoga and Pilates teaching. I saw a website as validating who I was as a professional. And I didn't mind that it didn't get much … Continue reading Where Did My Nutrition Website Go?
I love my daughter but a part of me feels like my whole life is turned upside down and I have lost who I used to be in my new identity as mama. I have modified my career path (at least for now) to make a steady income while being able to be with my … Continue reading Identity Subsumed in Child
Two years ago, I left my stable 9-5 nutritionist job that I had for six years in NYC to move to a city with a slower pace of life and more affordable living. I took a break from growing my career and chose to focus solely on growing my family—I was 5 months pregnant when … Continue reading Career and Motherhood
My co-worker once commented that I could be making the same amount of money working as a part-time nutritionist for fewer hours than I work as an early childhood educator. When I decided to pursue a career in nutrition when I was in college it wasn't for the money, and now, when I am working … Continue reading Why Money Isn’t Everything