I'm about to embark on one of the greatest challenges of my career. The adjustment from college to the pros will be different, the move from Saturdays to Thursdays and Sundays will be tough, working with a new crew and forming new relationships within the NFL will take some getting used to. But really the biggest challenge of all will be the balance of work and family.
Everyone always asks me how hard it is being a woman in this business? Having to always prove ourselves, make sure we are taken seriously, and how we block out the constant critics on social media.
But for me, one of the hardest things about being a woman in this business is the balance of work and family, managing the hectic travel schedule and my children's hectic lives. After all three boys under the age of 8 is a handful as it is.
That's what has been keeping me up at night the last few weeks, that is what is causing the hesitation when people ask about how excited I am to be part of the number one crew on Thursdays and Sundays. After all this is what I've worked so hard for all my life isn't it? But I've also worked so hard to raise a family.
Believe me, I realize how fortunate I am and I couldn't be more excited about this opportunity. It's going to be awesome. But I could've used some warning, some advice about how challenging this business would be for a mother.
In our business there are not many shoulders to lean on or brains to pick when it comes to this subject. That's why I've decided to write this blog.
I'm going to spend this first season chronicling that balance of work and family. I'm calling it "Stories of a Sideline Mom".
I hope you laugh, maybe you'll find some of it sad, but most importantly I hope to inspire others along this journey.
Stay tuned for first post...