Friday, May 16, 2008

Basic Introduction is not easy

My name is Tricia
I'm married to Pete for 5 plus years
I have 3 - wait 2 - wait 3 - children

Do I become that person the first day? Do I alienate new people right from the start? Will people understand? Will I be ok if I don't acknowledge?

In the end, I said I had young children at home during the mass company introduction. Then during my team, acknowledged all three children. I don't know if it hurt my relationship building - probably some of them yes considering I work with mostly men. However, it just felt right.

I put up my family picture and Connor's footprints in my office. I am going to be proud and not hide my reality.