I am usually a good talker. Self possessed. On top of my info and in control of my conversation.
I like talking in front of crowds. I own my facts and can riff and make an deep impression in real time.
Not this time.
As I talked to the remarkable women who were also part of the project I felt smaller and smaller, not quite sure why I was there. They had such riveting, inspirational, life changes stories about being a mom.
Not me. I'm just a mom. No huge circumstances or out of the box tangents.
I'm a mom who didn't necessarily want children back in the day. But I'm a mom whose entire reason for being became clear as I grow into this role. I'm a mom who loves her kids profoundly,
Who appreciates their quirks, who celebrates their very being here, who will listen to just about any topic just to spend time.
I'm a mom who is, and will always be a mom first, no matter what else I do in life.
What a precious opportunity this was, to talk about something that changed me, made me, motivates me, moves me.
The campaign is How We Family. And that is something I do with all my heart.