I had major guilt with taking sick days when I worked at the law firm.
That guilt was formed over the course of years of high expectations, verbal disappointments and condescending comments.
When a mother is hired into a position, I would think (common sense y'all) that the employer would know there would be times that the children get sick and the mom can't come to work. Sadly that isn't the case in many work environments/ situations. There are so many unrealistic expectations that making you chose the employer over your family. Repeatedly.
I remember a few times in particular that one of my kids were sick and I couldn't go into the office. I remember being blatantly ignored, given the cold shoulder, a snippy attitude and in all, it would make for a long, stressful workday or days, when I returned. And don't even get me started on the times I was already at work and would get a call from my kids school that they're sick and need to be picked up. It was such a uncomfortable conversation to have. It always felt like I was doing something wrong... like shame on you for even asking to leave.
To this day, I still can't believe how long I tolerated this type of work environment. But in all fairness, I didn't realize I had a choice at that time.
As time went on, that guilt turned into fire.
That guilt turned into a turning moment
& once I realized that I had the power to choose ... everything changed.
I chose to remove myself from a toxic and unhealthy work environment. I chose to live life on my own terms. I chose to be in control of my time. I chose my family. I chose freedom.
And thanks to my coaching side gig (at that time) I was able to comfortably walk away from that law firm and put all effort directly into that coaching business and build it into the dream career it is today.
Friends, there's life outside that 9-5 prison sentence. You can live life on your terms. You can choose YOU and YOUR family.
You have the power to choose and I can show you the way! Simply shoot me a message, Id love to chat and teach you how!