Wednesday, April 10th, 2013...4:09 pm
How having a baby turned from alarming to amazing: My thoughts in Cosmo & Lean in
Read the rest at LeanIn.org, or in the May issue of Cosmo.
This month, it’s an honor to share my story in Cosmo (!), thanks to the invitation to write a story for Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In. (If you’re visiting from either, welcome!)
Since Viv entered my life, I’ve considered so many new business opportunities and even become more self-aware. But before she was born, the idea of her scared me to death. This is that story.
My friend Erin Loechner wrote recently that “children are awakening a serious creative spark in their parents. … Gone are the days of believing we were in our prime, creatively-speaking, before our kids came along. Now it seems, the best is yet to come.” I’ve found this to be true a hundred times over.
I hope the same is, or will be, true for you!
Last month, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead came out. She has a foundation of the same name, centered on the advancement of women in the workplace. Her site is full of stories of women “leaning in” to what they want. The current issue of Cosmo includes a selection of those stories. My friend JC Ford did loads of work on the project, and it’s thanks to her that I was able to be involved.