I was thinking the other day about my main label in life – “mother.” And how it gets broken down even further into “working mother,” meaning that I have a job outside of the home. I don’t mind the labels. I don’t mind being identified as “Harrison’s mom” because hey! He’s a cool kid and I like being associated with awesome people. I don’t mind being called a working mom because I love my job and I’m proud of the work I do.
When people ask me what I do for a living, I explain that I work in digital marketing, specializing in email and wireframes. That’s my other label – marketing nerd.
But sometimes I think that I’m so niched into motherhood and work that everything else I do throughout the day is completely glossed over, from housework to dinner to keeping our family’s schedule. And past my domestic duties, I’m also a great problem-solver and diligent employee. I’m also a wanna-be athlete and a wanna-be seamstress and an avid book-lover.
So when people ask me what I “do,” I start with mom and digital marketer. Then I move on to the other hats I wear throughout the day:
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