I'm typically a super career focused driven individual in a senior position in my field with an MBA degree. i thought for sure i would be jumping to get back into my job (which i love by the way!)
Now after having my first baby my priorities have shifted completely. i have zero interest in working a full 9-5 while spending the majority of my time away from my baby. US policy is insane btw 12 weeks is not enough.
I'm now considering alternative paths like pulling back from full time and working freelance or doing contract projects but mostly focus on spending time with my current and potentially future babies while i can. Financially we could swing it cutting back on extras like less frequent vacations etc.
Has anyone felt a similar shift? Have you changed the way you work now?