Career, Motherhood and Burnout – Year of Shame, Unlearning & Empathizing With Myself

I always believed I was resilient. No matter what challenges came my way, I could always find a way out of that rubble. This time around though, it caused a lot more trouble. My health experienced a new low. Heading a whole company was something I had been diligently working towards. Stepping down from that GM/President role seemed like a big personal blow as though I was self sabotaging my career, self confidence and financial stability. Crushed and defeated, I took a 3 month leave to get better. When I finally decided I needed to resign to recover, I also felt a great deal of shame, guilt and rejection.