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Let’s get one thing straight, just because you’re a mother doesn’t mean you have to put your career on hold. A lot of people assume that you aren’t able to have both because being a parent is such a consuming job within itself, but you’d be surprised at just how much you’re able to achieve, mother or not. We’re strong independent women who know how to multitask, so you can do whatever you set your mind to.
Have a think about what kind of career you want to have, and then figure out everything you need to do to get there. Yes, you may have to take different routes in order to get there compared to others, but as long as you reach your destination in the end, it doesn’t matter which path you take.
Here’s what you need to do.
Get the degree you need.
It’s not going to be as easy to go back to school when you’re a mum, as you’ll need to find some kind of childcare in order to leave for school every day and study like you need. But with the internet as it is nowadays, you can get your online degree social work accredited to you all form the comfort of your own home. This means you can do all the studying you need while still being with your little one, but working towards your dream all at the same time.
Get yourself a mentor.
If you ever find that you need a little extra help along the way, then you can always look into finding yourself a mentor to work alongside you. There are many different ways that you can go about this, but if there’s a job within a company that you have your eyes on specifically, you could take a leap of faith and contact them personally. Tell them this is something you’ve always wanted to do and ask if there’s any experience that you can get first hand on the job. There’s no better way to learning than being up close and personal. Depending on where you go, it may be a long-shot, but you never truly know until you try.
Believe in yourself.
One of the hardest things to do is believe in yourself and put yourself out there with the fear of failure that lurks in the back of your mind. It’s very difficult to break out of your comfort zone and go after something you want, especially because you aren’t able to predict the future and know what waits ahead of you – but this is part of the adventure. Believe in yourself and know that you can do whatever you set your mind to. It may take a little longer than you would’ve liked, but this is why patience is such an important skill to have.
So now you see just how possible it can be, don’t second guess yourself ever again just because of the circumstances you may be in.
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