39 days ago on October 6, 2014 our little boy Lucas Emet Pick joined the world at 7:04 A.M. At that moment our entire world changed, it was no longer about us, everything now was about Lucas, and the love we felt was deeper than anything my husband and I have ever experienced before.
It’s been an amazing five weeks with Lucas, and I’ve enjoyed unplugging from the digital world (as much as humanly possible) and enjoying every second with my baby. Every day he’s growing, changing, cooing, smiling, and soon hopefully he’ll be sleeping!
I’ll be back and blogging shortly, but wanted to share this very important update with my followers :)
Tonight at sunset marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah and the kick off to the Jewish New Year, and is followed 10 days later by Yom Kippur or the “day of atonement.” Rosh Hashanah is known as the “day of judgment,” and it is believed that God opens the Book of Life on this day and begins to decide who shall live and who shall die. The days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are viewed as an opportunity for Jews to repent and ensure a good fate. All over the world jews will gather in synagogues for services, and throughout the service the shofar will be blown (it’s a mitzvah (commandment) to hear the shofar, a literal and spiritual wake up call) which is unique to time of year. A common greeting on Rosh Hashanah is shana tovah u’metukah, Hebrew for “a good and sweet new year.
As I sit here 39 Weeks pregnant reflecting upon the year past year, and the one ahead I wanted to take a moment and wish everyone a sweet, healthy, and happy new year from my family to yours. It’s been a fantastic year of change and reflection for me personally, and I’m looking forward to celebrating the holidays this year with family and friends. This year a lot has fallen into perspective and I feel as though I’ve become a better and warmer person, more relaxed, and have more clarity around the things that truly matter. I’m looking forward to meeting my little bundle of joy in the upcoming days or weeks and hoping this will be the best year ahead!
“Resolve to make at least one person happy every day, and then in ten years you may have made three thousand, six hundred and fifty persons happy, or brightened a small town by your contribution to the fund of general enjoyment.” – Sydney Smith
I’m so excited to share my recent “All the Social Ladies” podcast with Likeable CEO Carrie Kerpen. In this podcast, Carrie takes a deeper look at how I use social media both personally and professionally. We dive into the world of financial social media marketing, the challenges my team faces, success stories, and we revisit my first job as an asbestos paralegal and how that drove me into the social media world.
A huge thank you to Carrie Kerpen and her amazing Likeable team for having me joint this amazing podcast series. Have a listen and let me know what you think using #AllTheSocialLadies.
Someone recently shared a great article with me on Twitter. It wasn’t loaded up with statistics, graphs, quotes, or any other information, it simply was entitled, The Most Important Two Minutes of Your Life.
It’s a simple article on meditation and relaxation, and reminds us to take a moment and focus on our breathing. Focus on your breath as it goes out of your body, and comes back in, and so on… Whenever you’re having a bad day, a stressful day, feeling overwhelmed just take a minute and do this for two minutes a day. Whenever i’m feeling stressed out I try to focus on my breathing and get to a happy state. It’s not something i’ve mastered, but throughout the past few months i’m working on taking a minute to relax and breathe and find a happy place.
Practice the Habit.
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” – Amit Ray
In a world where we are constantly plugged in and connected it’s sometimes nice to take a digital detox and get some fresh air. After leading the social media team for the Business Marketing Association’s annual global conference in Chicago, I decided to enjoy some of the beautiful weather outside. ( A proper post with insight into the #BMA14 to come shortly!).
I find some of my greatest inspiration and ideas come while wandering around with no place to be and no plan or meetings tying me down. I’m excited to get back to work with my new outlook from my conference this week, but also to enjoy this beautiful day in Chicago!
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. – Confucius
What inspires you? Tweet me @marissapick and let me know!