"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child" – Sophia Loren
So, I finally get the job profile that I’ve always wanted and now I’m scared that I will be a failure at it. Is it not funny how we sabotage our success by ourselves? I have conjured all sorts of scenarios as to why I would not be able to deliver what is expected of me, and it dawns on me that I am unconsciously giving myself room to fail. I have not even started and yet, I have envisioned myself in tears before my boss, stuttering because I could not give the right answers. It is not so much about being able to give an impressive answer to every question asked, but the thought of being overlooked and seen as average. The fact is that I work in a male dominated organization which has only one female on a management team of about fifty people. The other ladies in the organization are either clerks or executive assistants.
For every single working mother out there trying to make ends meet, you are a superhero; a superhero because you carry your children’s world on your shoulders; a superhero because you have the strength to be a mom and a dad, a provider, a teacher, and a guide.
"Working mothers are guinea pigs in a scientific experiment to show that sleep is not necessary to human life." - Anonymous