Last week, my parents walked out of the doors of their workplaces for the last time.
My Mom… a Church secretary of 26 years and my Dad a banker for over four decades… they decided that when it was time, they were going to head into this new season of life as they have done everything since 10th grade …
I’m so excited for them. I know they look to their blank-canvas future with a combination of excitement for all of the possibilities, and a little bit of pause that comes any time this kind of life change comes along. But knowing they have each other along the way makes me know that a lot of joy and new experiences are ahead of them.
I’ve been thinking a lot about them and the “work” part of their lives over these last couple of weeks. It’s no doubt that my parents have both had an influence on me as a person and as a parent, but as a working mom, both of their influences have definitely creeped in to the way in which I present myself in my career. And these three things stand out.