working mom

Be kind to yourself

March 10, 2016

Sometimes this working mom thing is rough. There was a patch of time that I felt like I had to fight for everything – at home, at work – nothing was coming easy. It was all a struggle. Like trying to run through knee high water.

I was drying my hands in our bathroom going through the motions, on autopilot, blankly staring at myself in the mirror when a coworker approached me. She said…

I don’t know how you do it. You’ve got two boys at home and you work on a demanding and challenging account. You are always so even keeled and everyone has nothing but nice things to say about you. I really look up to you.

She almost brought me to tears. It was a complete surprise and so appreciated to hear her unsolicited impression of me. It felt amazing. Just the pick-me-up I needed.

Sometimes when you think no one is noticing… they are. For all the times you feel like you’re not doing your best, know that showing up and pushing through counts for something too.


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  • Reply Caroline March 23, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    If it counts for anything, that will always be the impression you left on me. I don’t know how you did it then; I don’t know how you do it now – & always with such poise and composure. You really are an inspiration, even from afar!

    • Reply JLVR March 29, 2016 at 10:03 AM

      Thank you so much Caroline! I appreciate hearing that, sometimes it feel like I’m barely holding it together so your words truly go so far. Love hearing from you and seeing what you’re up to on Instagram and your blog as well. Miss you around here!

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