Balance looks different to everyone. The key is to find what works for you and helps bring peace to your life. Stop reaching for perfection and let go of the guilt. Give yourself that grace.
I recently had the opportunity to virtually visit with three pharmacist moms about their experiences over the past year—managing their pharmacies, raising children, and dealing with the challenges and uncertainties of the pandemic. Below are highlights of our conversation.
It took a while to find my family-friendly routine because my foods also had to be affordable, have a long shelf life, and be easy to prepare.
There are many ways to be a pharmacist mom. You may have biological children, or you may have a marriage that includes welcoming step-children into your life. Each pharmacist mom’s story is unique, and I would like to share the beginning of my family’s journey to adoption.
Women in pharmacy can truly do it all.
I am a mother and a pharmacist and I would not change a thing except the culture that I sometimes observed the last 16 years of my pharmacy career and I would like to challenge that thinking and propose a new way of looking at things.
Now as I continue to raise 3 children, manage a pharmacy, consult on the side and build a business, I have TRULY learned what it means to work in the margins. It isn’t about working harder or longer, but smarter.
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Compassion. Patience. Grace. Today taught me that I could give a little more, too.