A word on work from a new mom.
Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you want something done, ask a busy person.”
As I write this little blog post at 6:30 on a Saturday morning, I am beginning to realize just how true that statement is.
As many of you know, I grew a baby this past year and Cian (pronounced “KEY-in”) joined the world on November 21, 2014. And on behalf of all the Crowley Webb moms and dads (yes, even the doggy parents), I wanted to share a bit of what I’ve learned.
Back when I started this little birth announcement video, and without knowing it, I was viewing the quickly approaching chapter of parenthood and my ever-growing bump as an inevitable “working less than” or “giving-up of.” As wonderfully challenging and rewarding as parenthood was going to be, I knew it would be difficult to find a good work/life balance. It was a simple inverse equation.
What I didn’t realize is that you just discover better, more efficient ways to work. You have to. You fill the coffee maker the night before. You keep backup outfits (for you and for baby) within an arm’s reach. You reorganize your inboxes like Martha Stewart would her spices.
And you constantly modify.
My workdays have never been more efficient, and neither has my home life. And mind you, I’m a batty creative with room still for improvement as many account execs will tell you when I forget to attach the file to the email. But the point is, it’s not an inverse equation at all. The heart’s been defying the laws of mathematics for a while.
Somehow, when it’s something you love, you find room.
So here’s to Cian. And here’s to CW.