Thank you for sharing honestly about the complexity of balancing motherhood and career. You helped me remember that I am not alone in my fears and experience of being a working mother and on a day like to today, that can make all the difference. ❤
Thanks for asking Sarah. I’m going to respond by directing you to two of my favorite writings on this topic: first from Verna Myers, “Diversity Is Being Invited to the Party; Inclusion Is Being Asked to Dance”.
Second, the incredible EricaJoy, The Other Side of Diversity.
It’s been my experience that escape never solves anything — when I return my problems always remain.
It’s completely understandable to take a break from challenging feelings or to blow off some excess energy however works best for you in a healthy constructive manner.
As someone who has received this feedback when raising valid concerns myself, I now think “You’re being too sensitive” is too often synonymous with “I am unwilling to look at my shortcomings.”
I’m so glad you got out of there.