I am often asked how I do it all. And to be honest, I don’t do it all myself. I rely on my husband to pick up my slack on the home front and a strong supportive network of family and friends. Though I am often racked with guilt, not just for working but for traveling. I try not to feel guilty and tell myself that I am setting a good example for my son and schedule my trips around his games so that I am present at important events in his life.
This past NYFW was particularly hard as he has a game every Thursday. I made the decision to skip the first two days of fashion week in order to cheer him on. Fashion shows will always be there , he is only 12 once. I woke at 5am the next morning and took a 7am flight to NYC, barely making the Jason Wu show with a minute to spare. I was exhausted but it was worth staying home an extra night to be there for my son to watch him win!
Luckily, the following week’s game was on a Friday and I was able to return in time. Once again, I went straight to the game from the airport (luggage in tow). So to answer everyone’s question of how to do it all: I balance my life by trying my best to prioritize my son’s needs. Everything else just falls into place. Most importantly, as women- we need to stop feeling guilty for working in order to provide a better life for our kids!
Recently I saw a post by my dear friend Aliza Licht that says it all:
“Having a career sets an example of hard work and independence for my kids and as a bonus, allows them access to a very special world.”
See below for my looks from fashion week that you can shop right now!
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Photos: Maxwell TurnerIn partnership with FarFetch.