Monday Motivation: Grateful
Monday Motivation, 2.22.2021
Written by: Ashley Gershowitz
Every Monday, The Rogers-Long Team meets for one of its two weekly meetings. The Monday meeting always ends with “Monday Motivation” in which a few minutes are spent listening to one team member presenting a quote, a quick reading from a book, a scene from a movie, or anything else they find motivating to provide a “spark” to the whole team on a Monday morning.
A few weeks ago a teammate brought up his word of the year as Grow. That made me really think about what I thought my word of the year should be. I decided on grateful. How I landed on this word is probably because of where I am in my life.
Everyday is not smooth sailing. Mornings are hectic. I have forgotten Weston’s water at home, left his blanket and pillow in the car after I dropped him off and realized when I got to work, left his coat at home and realized when we got to preschool and much more. Evenings are just as hectic with getting home, dinner, baths and spending time together before bed. Dishes are almost always in the sink, laundry is usually behind and the house is almost always a mess. Not to mention, last minute schedule changes that come with the job. I know these days will eventually pass though.
Recently, I have felt overwhelmed and stressed with working and having two small children, one is 3 and the other is almost 8 months. Through talking with mom friends, it has made me grateful for what I have. I am still overwhelmed but I have learned that I am fortunate and grateful.
Grateful is the word that keeps coming back to me. I am grateful that I have a husband that works hard so I am able to have a flexible job that allows me to spend so much time with our children. They both change and learn new things everyday. The random things a 3 year comes up with are hilarious and Weston still loves to snuggle with his mommy. At almost 8 months, Deklyn is on the move and getting into everything. Her smile when I get her from her crib every morning brings the biggest smile to my face and her laughter is precious. I am grateful that my situation is what it is and know that the stress is minimal at the end of the day.
Think about the things that you are grateful for. If you do not have a picture of those things, I urge you to take a picture of them and keep them on your phone or print them and frame them so they are easy to look at when you need that extra pick me up.
Born in California, Ashley moved to Mechanicsville at the age of 6 and graduated from Lee-Davis High School. She went to Old Dominion University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising and Human Services but knew Mechanicsville was home. She moved back and settled down roots with her husband, Joe, son, Weston and daughter Decklyn. Once moving back to Mechanicsville she started her Real Estate career in 2015. She loves helping people find that special house that they can see their future in and create a lasting relationship with her clients. Her favorite way to see the Richmond area is on foot so feel free to wave if you see her on the road running.