My favorite moment from filming last night’s Dancing With The Stars was when my mom came to the show! It’s awesome getting to see her watch the entire show from the corner of my eye (hey, I’ve got a job to do here!). No matter who is dancing — whether it’s Derek or someone she’s never met — if it’s a dance she likes she can’t contain herself. She jumps up out of her seat with excitement, beaming throughout the performance. I love it!
Whenever my mom is in town we try to pack in as much catch-up time as possible. She always says, “Hurry up and tell me everything!” I am elated that she’s staying with me for some much needed mommy/daughter time. I’m very grateful for my career, but sometimes it’s tough having to uphold an image of strength and certainty when you’re not feeling 100%. Like many of you, my many hats require me to make decisions that are overwhelming and make me feel weighed down.
Mom will sit with me and listen to my momentary struggles and allow me to have a vent session (or a mini-meltdown, depending on the day). When she’s around, I don’t have to be the adult I feel I need to be all the time in my professional life. It’s such a nice reprieve to go into little girl mode when mom’s here, to just be her daughter and nothing else. Because really, at the end of the day, that’s the one thing I have always been.