My last blog post is one that I would characterize as “vanilla” – fairly mundane and clinical. I started this blog with those types of thoughts to share, focusing on leadership and communication. I still want to share those things but I may alter it to a much more personal point of view. The point I want to make now is that I can have it all! I wrote about two months ago about my trepidation of starting a new job/career with a new company (Edge of a Cliff). I still want to soar and not crash but so far I think I’m doing a good job. I was promoted this week!
I will give all the credit to my husband. Without his support, I could not devote my attention to my work during the day. Also, this is a big change for me and for him in our roles in our lives. For the last few years I was the one with our kids for any and everything – sick days, summer break, early outs from school. I enjoyed every minute of it because I recognized it probably wouldn’t last. One of our agreements before starting my new full-time position was that if it wasn’t me with our kids, it would be him. We feel very strongly that we need to be as much of a presence in our kids lives as possible. Now that is his role.
It is a new adventure for my husband as well in this chapter of our lives. He was a career professional and now is more devoted to our children and our home. I want to support him in any way possible but I also have comfort that he and our kids are okay. I appreciate all that he is doing for our family but I feel that he is supporting me as well. There is no pressure from him to succeed, just a desire to help me in whatever way I need.
That is my point in this blog post – support. We can do things all by ourselves and sometimes we have no choice in that matter. However, I believe we all benefit when we have support from others in our lives. That support may not always be in an obvious form or exactly what we think we want, but there is another hidden message. When we support each other, we show our love and concern. I feel supported and therefore I feel like I can perform at my best. I hope all those that I support feel the same.