If you haven't seen it or shared it, there's a video that went viral with over 8 million views called World's Toughest Job. Spoiler Alert: It's motherhood. The video was set up for a "director of operations" job and interviewees were told the job was 'really the most important job' that required a 135-hour work week, 24/7, no sitting down, no breaks, no sleep, no vacations, no 401K and no salary. I'll admit, when I first saw the video, I thought it was cute and shared it with friends on Facebook, and I laughed aloud about "the associate" but it turns out, the video was an ad for a greeting card company.
I’ve struggled with leaving Elijah with others, and not because I don’t trust them, but because sometimes I do feel guilty when I need a sitter, for various reasons - I’ve taken on an additional hours at work, wanting to go and have coffee with my best friend, or spend 3 hours walking around the mall – not chasing a four-year-old.
Imagine that as a little girl, I never pictured myself in a house full of kids or in a pretty white wedding dress; and I wasn’t too fond of playing with dolls or interested in hair or makeup. I never really had that “motherly” feeling or deep felt desire to have children. For the longest time I can only remember the desire to become a professional basketball player and that was it.
When I was growing up, I wanted to do everything my brother did, including climbing trees and playing sports. Basketball was my first love, and I recall wanting so badly to be the first girl drafted into the NBA, or to at least beat my brother at every game we played at the neighborhood park.