Megan Fox has a new job. And I'm not talking about a new acting gig here -- some crappy hour-long pilot on Fox or anything like that. I'm talking about an entirely new career: It's called Mother.
New mom Megan recently talked with Marie Claire U.K., and she had some interesting things to say about how she feels about her old job (acting), and how it relates to her new job (mama). No matter what your thoughts on foxy Fox are, I think any mom -- working or non -- can relate to what Megan had to say.
As a working mom, I totally hear Megan. Sometimes it is hard to leave your baby to go to work in the morning. You just want to stay home and snuggle all day, and not miss a single facial expression. But on the other hand, having a child sometimes makes work, and life in general, much easier.
My number one priority in life is my daughter. Without question. I'm a mom first and foremost, and my baby dictates what I do now. Before I had her, it was, "Should I meet this person after work?" or "I can dilly-dally a little while in between writing posts -- why not? Who cares?" Not anymore. Now that I'm a parent, I know what my boundaries are, what my priorities are, and I really don't feel bad saying no to people or things if it will have an effect on my time with my child. Basically, she makes the decisions for me. And that makes things easier for me.
Going beyond that, I also feel like I have more of a defined point of view now. I'm less wishy-washy about things. And for someone who was massively "whatever" for many, many years of her life, this is a tremendous help in the work sector of my life, being that, hi, this is The Stir, we voice our opinions; as well as the non-work sector. It's just nice to know where you stand on something.
So, although acting may seem harder for Megan now that she has a son, I have a feeling it will get better soon. What roles she wants to be associated with will become more clear, and of course, she won't have a problem saying no to things she's not 100 percent sure of.
Do you feel like decisions are easier now that you're a parent?
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