Dominates but not domineering. She is held in high regard and deemed very important. Prosperous and powerful are just a couple of words used to describe her but Boss characterizes her best. She prides herself on excellence and her work is a reflection of that. Capable of handling almost anything but chooses to do only what she wants.
Reminiscing about her corner office days, she chuckles to herself about being called “bossy” growing up. Once she became the VP of a very prestigious marketing firm, her mother often said, “See, we called you bossy for a reason”. Those days were now a part of her past but she remained the boss.
She ran her household like a fortune 500 company -if only there were a 35 under 35 Forbes list for full time moms. While overseeing a big project, she ran into Gavin. He was lust at first sight. Charming, good looking, driven like her, independent and surprisingly single. By the time the project was completed, they were exclusively dating. After two years of courtship, he proposed, they were married, traveled a bit and decided to start a family.
Once her daughter was born, she ditched her 8-7 to focus solely on her family. She worked even longer hours now. Up at 5:30 am to send her husband off with his belly full and just enough time to get a workout in before the children awoke. Arianna was school age and Jeff went to preschool for half the day. She used her alone time to food shop, do laundry, prep dinner, budget the bank account, work on her website etc. She sometimes missed her staff of 30, simply because she now had no one to delegate tasks to.
She loved being a stay-at-home mom and all her mom friends joked that she had a secret cape stashed in her closet. She made caring for her family look entirely too easy, and she had her daily routine down to a science. Jeff was set to go to Kindergarten next year, which meant full days for both of the children. She had always planned to return to the workforce and had been working diligently on her business plan. She is gearing up to launch a solo venture, trading in her #bossmom hat for one that says mompreneur.
Chai: A full bodied tea enhanced by S. Indian masala spices. Livened up with notes of ginger and cardamom.