Originally posted on Facebook

Today is a bittersweet day.

After almost a year and a half of spending each day with my boys, I’m returning to work.

A part of me is excited. I get to see so many people that I’ve missed. I get to roll up my sleeves and get re-immersed in marketing, a passion of mine that started right out of the gates at college. I also get to share my love of ag with so many people.

The other part of me is anxious, nervous and sad. It seems time has somehow gotten faster because it was just yesterday I first laid eyes on my baby boy. I’ve enjoyed every milestone, every giggle and coo and am thankful for the tears, hugs and sleepless nights. Being a mom has been the greatest gift and blessing and I thank my lucky stars every day.

There are a couple things I’ve learnt about myself the last few years. I’m my best version when I put me on the list. At times it is so hard and it might not work out, but I’m a better wife, mother and friend when I follow my passions and take time for myself. My ag marketing career is one of them for me. I’m so very grateful that I have an amazing hubby and supportive family who are my biggest cheerleaders and make sacrifices so I can put me on my list.

I’ve also learnt that life is amazing. The sun is shining, crops are growing, watching my kids sleep, eat their breakfast, fight with each other and kiss me goodbye with a fist pump makes everything okay. Life can be ordinary, gut-wrenching, beautiful, challenging, awful, enriching, heartbreaking and lovely, and maybe even all of these at the same time. But it is amazing.

And today, even though bittersweet, this day is amazing. I wish you an amazing day too.