We don’t need it- praise… but it’s always nice to get. I haven’t blogged much about my work and I’ve been hesitant to post this, but I should for memory’s sake, it’s a big part of my/our lives, I’ve really enjoyed my job and helping others. A few days ago when I opened my email, there were two personal notes- one from my supervisor who oversees 60+ designers throughout 5 states, congratulating on my sales & closing rate, job well done, she says “you’re hot girl!, keep up the great work”. And one from the Director of Sales acknowledging my work and thanking me for being part of their team and their top designer in the state I’m sure that fluctuates. It was nice and personal. I know I’ve been blessed with this position and I’m grateful every day, especially with the economy the way it is my heart goes out to those out of work right now. What makes this work is not letting it neglect my family, they come first. It’s been nice to make my own schedule and work around their schedule. I love being a mom to 5, wife to 1, and designer to many. I have a short business trip next week, looking forward to going with a good friend & colleague from design school. It’s packed full of great seminars, product updates, meeting other designers, etc. Thanks Paul for holding down the fort at home and being so supportive, you and the kids will be missed!
As a mom, the rewards often come later in life. You don’t get raises, pats on the back, business perks, public recognition for doing the most important, most rewarding and hardest job out there. The rewards seem to come a later…
For me, it’s seeing your son work 2 jobs over the summer saving for college, as I look back at the beginning of his high school years when he had no interest in attending college. Grown up. When seeing your fifteen year old (he’s now 16) want to date like his buddies are, but adhere to family rules (& church standards) to wait until you’re 16. Good example. When seeing your 12 year old get clobbered on the football field but bounce right back and thank you for letting him play. His first year of tackle, he loves it- yikes. And seeing your daughters rock the soccer field even though they’re the smallest on the team, but step back to make sure their teammates have a chance. This makes it all worth it, the piles of laundry, dirty dishes, occasional loud music, drum & guitar practice (teenagers), and car pooling everywhere.
Sending some mommy perks… pats on the back and big hugs to the wonderful moms that do so much for their families (can’t leave out the hard working dads!)
Fun design post next- Parade of Homes favorites.
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