Today is her daughter's birthday. And it's no surprise that the amazing E. gave birth to the amazing Morgan. Today, in honor of Morgan, I wanted to share some "motherly" things I learned from E.
Awesome Stuff I Learned from E. Hines
- The skin test. Everyday stuff happens that would break the average person… but if you’re not average, grow rhinoceros skin and keep on trucking. Otherwise, you're probably in the wrong profession.
- Ego check. People will take credit for your ideas all the time if a) they’re good, and b) worth doing. At some point, you have to stand up for yourself – but in the meantime, if you’re working for the greater good, it doesn’t matter who gets the credit as long as the work gets done.
- Relationships work. It may be a lost art, but building a relationship with colleagues and clients only helps improve the quality of the work you do.
- True friendship supersedes niceness. Folks will call themselves your friends, but if they aren’t willing to be brutally honest with you (in a loving way), they’re just acquaintances. The sooner you know that, the sooner you’ll figure out who to trust.
E., all those times I sat in your office, on your back porch, in your living room, or at Aubri Lanes – I was listening, paying attention, and taking it all in. I think I turned out ok, don’t ya think? (Don't answer that question, E.! LOL) So on behalf of Morgan and all of the people you’ve mentored over the years, thanks for being one hell of a woman, Elizabeth. And a special thanks to Morgan for letting everyone "borrow" her mom on occasion. Regardless of distance, you'll always be Morgan's mom, Isha's grandma, and a great friend to all of us who love you!