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We:30 Share & Tell: Erika Shares Life Lessons from Being a Mom
In this week's Share & Tell, Erika, one of our Senior Business Managers, introduces us to her son Drennon and shares about the joy he has impacted upon her life.
I debated for some time about whether my Share & Tell should be about my 9-month-old son, Drennon, or my hobby/love for interior design. Although I felt the topic of interior design would be less expected than my son, I kept coming back to what he means to me, and well, I couldn’t not share about him…
To start, I was adopted (just two days old), and actually have no knowledge of who my biological parents are. Although I was given every opportunity growing up, and have amazing parents and family, I have always felt a desire for a biological connection to someone. In many ways, I am very different from my parents and my brother (also adopted), and often wonder a bit about my genetics, the nature/nurture debate, and so on.
Needless to say, Drennon is the first biological relative I’ve ever known, and sharing in his life is truly a blessing and an honor to me. He brings so much joy to my life and a new and more enhanced family connection than I have ever experienced before. I see myself in him – both in his eyes and his spirit, and now I often wonder how deep that runs. Who else is he like in our lineage?
How does he impact my work? Beyond the expected joy that family has brought me, it has taught me to be less worried about the small things or the things I cannot control, more productive in the time I have at work or to myself, and ultimately more motivated and determined to be successful in everything I do.
Oh, and any interior design, remodel, home decorating, furniture painting or refurbishing requests, I’ll take ‘em!
Every Wednesday at 3:30 we gather to celebrate an employee who exemplifies our core values to inspire, share, evolve, exceed, and be 100% jerk-free. In our Share & Tell edition, we invite the employee to share their unique story, or simply something that inspires them.