For the next 25 days I’m going to remember to trust, relax and be thankful.

It is really difficult to let go of the things we cannot control. Especially if you are a control freak like me. Admitting I cannot control certain things is difficult.

It seems that the closer I get to going on maternity leave the more things keep coming up. Problems with family to solve. Problems at work for different projects. Questions related to volunteer organizations that I belong to. Things that aren’t ready to go at home. I’ve come to terms that there will always be things that come up. A few things have helped me come to this realization:

  • Trust. Trust in those around you. When I stepped back and looked at things I am surrounded by amazing people who are more than capable. The volunteer organization I’m chair of has an amazing board of directors that collectively has more experience than I do. At work, I’m surrounded by people with amazing talents who are ready and willing to jump in. At home I have an unbelievable support system. My husband is amazing and never complains no matter how many times I ask him for a late night craving run.
  • Relax. Working myself up does no good. In fact, when I get stressed the baby tends to be more active. If you’ve been pregnant before you know that an active baby can be uncomfortable. Especially if you are in a meeting where your grimaces might be misconstrued. So, the best remedy is to relax in my recliner (the only place I sleep now a days).
  • Be Thankful. I am really thankful that I have things to worry about. I am thankful that my family and I are on good terms to have issues to deal with. I’m thankful my parents are alive that I can help them out with things. I’m thankful that I have a place to go to work each day.

So, for the next 25 days I’m going to remember to trust, relax and be thankful. That doesn’t mean that I won’t tell someone I’m ready to have this baby. It just means that I’m going to take it day by day.

Le Ann Langston

Hello! I’m Le Ann Langston and I’m the Director of Member Services Northgate for Verity Credit Union. Member Service Manager is another name for the call center manager. Talking on the phone was a hobby of mine as a teenager and now I have made a career of it. If only I had a cool headset when I was 13! In my spare time I enjoy yoga, writing and reading just about anything. I am slightly addicted to TV and am currently hooked on a number of shows. Given this list of indoor pursuits you may find it hard to believe that I enjoy traveling to new places. Most people would never know that at one point I almost moved to London just for a change of pace.

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