I know the dissatisfied and exhausted feeling you’re experiencing right now because I’ve experienced the exact same thing myself.
I climbed the corporate ladder for 17 years, working in human resources in both the financial services and chemical manufacturing industries.
I was a driven, motivated, and high-performing employee and kept seeking — and getting — promotions. With each one, I’d get a nice bump in pay and position and think, “This is IT!” But each time, I was left feeling increasingly more dissatisfied.
Then, my daughter was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. Despite the emotional toll it took on my family and me, my perfectionism kicked in and I was determined to be the best employee, mother, and partner for my husband.
The trouble was, at home, I was thinking about work. At work, I was thinking about what I needed to do for my kids at home. When my son was also diagnosed with the same syndrome, I knew something needed to shift.