Make no mistake, perception is reality at work, and in one fell swoop, I'm pretty sure some of my colleagues started taking me less seriously. I didn't care.
Last weekend I sat at my kitchen table and admired the resiliency of these plants and I couldn't help but come up with an allegory for mothers who decide to step away from work for a while.
When you've reached bit of a crossroads, I think it's only natural to consider the road not traveled, the choices you didn't choose.
For me, it was important to feel connected to something beyond my two most triumphant biological achievements.
Being in this funny epicenter of anniversaries has given me reason to pause and reflect. Leap Day separates my twenty-something single life and the day I said yes to the life as I know it today.
Would you ever visit a retreat where there is no talking allowed?