I had a discussion with my boss at the Athletic Club where I teach yoga the other day about the process of interviewing. It got me to thinking that it’s been almost two years since I left Verizon (1/15/10).
Then I started thinking about my resume at Verizon. It contained all of these fancy bullets about how many millions of dollars I helped the company save. Yadda yadda yadda.
And I wore fancy suits:
Then I started thinking about what my resume would look like now. My mama resume.
January 2010 – current Mama Home
- Ability to make a king size bed while a toddler is jumping on it
- Skilled in cooking dinner with a 25 lb baby balancing on my hip or otherwise keeping him engaged (and I would never use technology! LOL)
(And yes, that is a Camelbak he is drinking out of!)
- Ability to play a game of ball while simultaneously cooking dinner
- Part-time nurse who takes care of a sick baby, cuddles when teething and kisses wounds
- Avid cook who specializes in hot dogs, macaroni & cheese, and smoothies chock full of vegetables yet you would never know it
- Experienced seamstress talented in sewing itty bitty clothes
- Capable of building a mean lego garage
(Technically this is the lego garage that Doug built. He claimed eminent domain & confiscated the legos that comprised my garage. But trust me, it was awesome. The cars had to science fiction-esque fly in order to park.)
- Wicked strong swing-pushing arm
- Strength to carry said 25 lb baby, a diaper bag and a gym bag all while opening doors, fishing out keys and paying for tea at the gym (I really wish I had a picture of this… it’s pretty comical)
- High level of multi-tasking including keeping a house clean while simultaneously raising a toddler who likes to destroy everything in his path
- (Mostly) infinite patience to move through life at a toddler’s pace while he attempts to gain his independence
- Fluent in Johnny-speak; One of two people on this Earth who speak the language (Ma & Dad)
I get paid in big hugs.
And I’m pretty much guaranteed to be wearing yoga clothes 90% of the time.
But would I trade my humble life now for any fancy title or cushy job? Definitely not.