It's a job that came with no prior experience.
There are no days off, and no sick days.
It doesn't come with a paycheck, even though you're always pulling overtime.
The entire world wants to weigh in on your performance review.
It often requires functioning at a high stakes level while completely sleep deprived.
Despite giving it your all, there's constant questioning of your ability; if you're doing enough, if you're doing too much.
There's no one right way to do the job. And the job requirements are ever changing.
It's one of the toughest jobs out there, and once it starts it's never ending.
Yet... I love it.
I love being a mom.