I have one of the best jobs in the world. See, for 90 days out of the year, I travel the US and facilitate the financial structure of high-end businesses.
Unfortunately, much like someone serving in the military, there’s moments of my children’s life that I’ve missed due to traveling. And although many people understand the life of a working mother, I’ve had to defend my career choices to bystanders who have yet to contribute a dime to my bills or assist in my children’s well-being. “Is the 3 month sacrifice worth it?” Or, “Do you know how much children need their mother?” Really?
At what point, do you think that any parent, let alone a mother would WANT to leave their child for work? Do you think that I purposely chose a job that requires travel? Better yet, do you know how hard I worked to get HERE? Do you have any idea how many dead-end jobs I’ve struggled through? Not to mention being employed by companies where I was sexually harassed, underpaid, overworked and not appreciated?
My job is my career. The 3 months I’m away, allows for me to live the remaining 9 months of the year as a stay-at-home mom. The hard work I put in today, builds the foundation for my children’s tomorrow. For once, allow a woman, a mother; to do what she has to do, to get where she needs to go. Your judgement, opinion, and “two cents” need not apply unless asked. For once, let a woman, a mother; make choices and decisions based on her own particular needs. What you think and how you feel need not apply unless asked. Because quite frankly, I’ll never reach my destination if I stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.