Take a moment.
I hadn’t considered my word for 2013. I wasn’t even planning on having a word. I had other things on my mind. You see, I’ve been busy. Busy juggling. Juggling the Monkey and the holidays, travel to visit family out of state, and Frogs’s extracurricular activities… and so on and so forth. And then a week ago, I had to prepare to go back to work. Technically, I returned from maternity leave at the start of December, but then had several weeks off for the holidays, so a week ago on Friday was my first real day back. I was nervous. In fact, that’s a gross underestimate. I was terrified. MM and I talked and talked, and I had come to the conclusion that I needed to re-evaluate my work-family balance. Working full-time after the arrival of Monkey had become an untenable position.