Every project feels like a do-or-die moment. Every presentation feels like a career-defining opportunity. You fear that if you don’t volunteer for extra tasks, if you don’t nail every single one, if you dare to leave early or set boundaries, you’ll be marked as “not dedicated enough.” You’ll lose out on that promotion, be passed up, labeled as “not quite there.”
Let me paint the scene for ya. I’m a mom, a global business leader with autoimmune diseases, and let me tell you, mornings and I are not friends. This particular morning, my left arm was curled up on my chest in a v-shape, refusing to budge. Frozen in fear, I wondered if this was my new reality. How was I supposed to support my children, play with them, if I couldn’t move?