Navigating motherhood and careerhood on a snow day in Montreal

By Julie Cusmariu – March 16, 2017

It was a snow day here in Montreal yesterday which meant school and daycare was cancelled and the boys were home with me for the day. This meant fun day, play day for them. For me on the other hand it meant another day of switching gears between full time with them and full/part time with my work. On this day I was particularly craving a work day, me day. I may have been the only one in the city wanting that? But after just finishing a week with them out of school for spring break, this snow day came only days later. I found myself resisting this snow day in a big displeasing way. And I really do love snow and of course my precious boys.

Oh this motherhood trip! Always inviting me to stretch and grow some more. Giving me the opportunity to notice where I am, where I want to be and where I need to be. Often there is a gap. In this gap is my learning and growth. When I become curious I notice what needs of mine need to be responded to.
This day I was craving ‘the village’ so I could tend to my needs of diving into my work/passion/coaching/intuition. My needs for space, time and quiet. I noticed all my emotions the good the bad and the ugly and let them be. So we bonded in the snow ( more like them brothers did) and on the couch. My needs remained. Today they are being responded to (my needs, that is. And my boys are back at school/daycare). There is space. Sweet relief. I am switching gears, again.

Blessings to you, my precious boys, to you mothers, women and men, those that know what it takes to switch gears and stay connected to yourself in the midst of it.

Julie Cusmariu is a certified life coach, certified mentor coach, and intuitive consultant. She helps leaders and creative individuals trust their intuition and use their voice to create positive change, gain clarity, and lead with meaning and purpose. Julie is the host, creator, and producer of ‘Julie in Conversation’ a weekly live podcast with expert guests inspiring personal and collective change.
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