In the last 12 months, I’ve spent six months with my daughter. It was a really stressful time, but I was able to look at the bigger picture and think - when else will I get this concentrated time with my 3-year-old?

I’ve learnt to not look at the negatives but at the biggest blessing, I have today, my daughter. She’s amazing at adapting, kids are the most flexible little beings. As long as you’re straight in your mindset, they'll work around anything.

And we need to be flexible too. In the working world, we go through the motions so quickly and we’re so used to our rituals, but the last year has taught everyone that things can change in a second. We have to be flexible or we‘ll needlessly exert ourselves, stressing over the things we can't control.

I always tell my daughter to be fierce, be bold and hold her head up. As a female, there are still closed doors and we have to be firm to believe in ourselves. She already has all the tools, she has everything she needs.

I need her to know that when I look at her, I see someone that's more than capable. She should be able to look at herself and see what I see. That’s very important to me.

Candice Charles is Talent Consultant at FutureGov and joined in January 2021

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