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  • Writer's pictureEmily Mitchell

Sometimes its the small things

When I took a leave of absence in March, I never imagined not returning to Corporate America. I had worked so hard to get where I was, I didn’t realize how much it had become my identity. When I finally had the space to breathe and reevaluate my entire life, I realized there was so much more I wanted for myself and my girls.


Today was the first day I’ve ever dropped my girls off on the first day of school. I was always present as I rushed them on the bus but at the same time, I was never fully present. My mind was often on the clock, the next meeting, the deadline, the next presentation. They have helped me to recognize and course-correct my priorities and while I’m happy to have more time to focus on my next adventure, I will forever be grateful for the time I had this summer, as a stay-at-home mom (words I never thought would come out of my mouth!!).

To all the moms (and dads) that have done all the things and all the rushing around to get kids out the door and to that first day of school, I see you! Take time to breathe and soak it in and be fully present!



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