I am a mother and a career woman. Can I have the best of both worlds?

We at Global Employees understand how important it is for moms to be with their children especially during their growing phase. So, we offer flexible, full-time work-from-home opportunities for them and when we see the happy faces of our working moms, we know we have done it right!

Our Senior Content Writer, Rajni Rethesh, is a working mom and she took the onus of sharing her journey as a working mom with everyone! Her story may not be the same as that of other working moms but our team of enthusiastic moms gladly jumped in to add beauty to her story with their heart-melting photos.

Over to Rajni!

Most of us are still recovering from the overpowering emotions left behind by the Mother’s Day posts on social media. Some posts were poignant. Some were full of jest. Some were inspiring. But definitely! Each of the posts touched our hearts in some way.

I am late to the party, but I thought as a mother, especially, a working mother, my story too deserves its rightful place among these heartwarming posts.

I am a proud working mom. I have been working for over a decade now and raising my child simultaneously. I have had both moments of exhilaration and exhaustion in this journey as a working mom but today when I look back it was all worth it. Today, my little bud has grown into a teenager, and wonderfully so! And when I look at him, my heart swells and says, ‘you did it, girl!’

A lot of women ask me whether it is possible to have the best of both worlds and I say, yes provided you do not give up on your goals and dreams and set your priorities right. I was a young, clueless 22, full of zest and dreams when I brought my little bud into this world. I did not have any references on how to raise a child. The only thought I had in my mind was I want this child, but I was not ready to quit my career too. I was in a fix. Many people gave me their suggestions and advice. My husband was equally confused but he just told me one thing, ‘do what you think is the best for you. I will support you in whatever decision you take.’ Those lines were the first ray of confidence that cleared my clouded thoughts. The journey was not easy, but it was clear that I will carve my own path. Once I decided that everything just fell in place.

I did not want to give up on my goals and dreams to raise my child. I knew if I did that it would gnaw at my heart all the time and I would not be able to give it all to my son as well. I did not want to burden my child with the preaching of my sacrifices once he grew up. I wanted to be someone that I and my son would be proud of. It was not an easy task to manage both my career and family, but I chalked out my priorities in such a way that one thing did not affect the other. When I joined any organization, I made sure to tell them the number of hours I could spend working for them. I did not agree to long work hours but assured quality work from my end and that helped me over the years. It is always good to communicate your needs with the companies you are working for. Instead of agreeing to all their terms out of desperation, it is good to pick and choose what suits your and their needs in the best possible way. I did exactly that and it turned out helpful for me as a working mom.

As a mother, I never tried to be perfect all the time. Helicopter parenting was never on my agenda. I helped my son to be independent right from an early age. We clung onto our moments of love and affection but that did not extend to me spoon-feeding him in all aspects of his life. I gave him space to learn and grow and stepped in where my presence was necessary. That made mine and his life easier and breathable.

Today, every moment of my life is taking me one step closer to my dreams and aspirations. I am a published author of a best-selling book. I have a flourishing career with great pay, flexible work hours, and a full-time remote job choice that helps me to work at my convenience and spend quality time with my son. Thanks to Global Employees for that! My son has grown into a happy, loving, responsible, and empathetic teenager. And most importantly, I am happy and that makes all the difference!

The photo collage includes the images of all #HappyMoms from the Global Employees Family. 

Photo Credits:

Rupali Makde, Felicia Jeyaseelan, Neha Gupta Shukla, Shweta Gupta, Dhanalakshmi TG, Rajni Rethesh

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