Monday, March 3, 2014


Life has been the usual craziness times 100.  I just recently received a promotion at work- woohooo!! I am super excited about it, it is a great career move for me and I am stoked.  I am also nervous, stressed and trying to stop doubting myself.  The transition period is starting and it is going to be rough.  I am trying my best to manage it all, but it is already stressing me out.  Hopefully within the next week they will at least back fill my old position (and 1 of my current 2, lol) so that I will at least see the end in sight.  It will be nice to transition that and jump into my new role so I can give it my all.  Until then, it is going to be rough....

The past 3 years have been all about having babies for me.  Shots, doctor appointments, newborns, etc. This year I turn 30 and one of my goals was to put a little focus back on my career.  Being a wife and a mommy will always  be my #1 job, but for me my career is also a priority.  I have worked hard to get where I am, college, working during school, MBA, student loans, etc.  I wish I would have worked harder, but that is not something I can change, what I can do is manage my career goals today.  5 years ago I wanted to be a power house in the corporate world. Today, I want to still climb the ladder, but maybe not quite as high or fast as before. I want to balance my family life, be at soccer games, dance recitals and have a successful career. I want to show my children you can have both if that is what you want.

It feels good.  It feels good to reach this goal at such a young age.  While it is little in comparison to some's success, to most it is big, and that feels good.  It feels good to be an example for my children, especially my daughter as a little girl who will grow into a woman who will still face challenges competing with men.  It feels good to know that I have both a successful career and a healthy, happy family life.  That I am a good mommy and doing a good job in the office. The corporate world is a shark tank, it is competitive and you have to pony up and get in there if you want to move up.

Have you ever read the book Who moved my cheese?  I read it about 3 years ago, as an adult, and gained a lot of perspective.  I am resistant to change, it makes me nervous, it makes me doubt myself, but I know deep down, change is good.  Scary? Yes, but exciting too.  I challenge you, don't be afraid of change, embrace it! I am going to try!

Here are some insightful quotes from the book:

“Life moves on and so should we” 
“When you stop being afraid you feel good” 
“See what you're doing wrong, laugh at it, change and do better.”
“Movement in new direction helps find new cheese.” 
“Smell the cheese often so you know when it is getting old.” 


  1. Congratulations on your promotion!! :)

  2. Glori, I'm just reading this post and I'm so proud of you! You are balancing a beautiful life of family, work and writing a blog! A good book to read at your age (and all the women at this age) is "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg. Check out The workplace is changing so don't slow yourself down. Keep pushing your career forward and the balance will come with it. You are at the time of your life that your career is taking off and just pursue it as far and as fast as you want. Your family is here to support you!

    1. awww thank you, I love you and admire you! It is a rough transition period for me, I feel like just missing a couple extra hours makes me miss so much, but I am trying to remain positive. I am definitely going to go check that book out. Thanks!!

  3. Glori, I'm just reading this post and I'm so proud of you! You have a beautiful balance of family, career and you write a blog! Another good book to read at your age is Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. Check out You're at the place where your career is taking off and you will find balance in both family and work. Don't slow yourself down but push your career as fast and as far as you can. Your family is here to support you!