Meaghan Williams

Hi, all.  I’m Meaghan Williams – an east coast “girl” who became a transplant to south Texas almost 8 years ago.  

My first job out of college was a temp assignment. I didn’t know what the firm did when I said yes to a 2-week stint.  That stretched into a 21 year career at that firm spanning four cities and countless roles; kind of like the world’s longest temp assignment.  I’ve always been a planner.  My last move at that firm was from DC to New Jersey.  I swore I’d work just one more year there before returning to VA.  So much for plans and spreadsheets….I met a cute boy, married him, had two kids and spent 20 years in New Jersey.

The stay-at-home moms in my town used to ask how I could juggle work and family.  I’m not sure what I told them, but on the inside I always felt confident that my commuting to NYC for work was much easier than staying home.  Parenting is hard.  And exhausting.  And so worth it.

I liken being a mom to the game “Whack-a-Mole.”  You have to be nimble, ready to whack whatever comes up.  My kids are older now – 18 and 22 – so “fixing things” is much harder than kissing a boo-boo.  I might not get that look of wonder these days from them like I did when they were younger, but a hug or a smile can fuel me for a long time.  I’m also mom to three adorable golden retrievers – I can always count on those three to be thrilled to see me when I walk in the door.

My family jokingly calls me “easy breezy” because I’m so not (but I’m always working on it).  They’d swear I have a spreadsheet for everything (I kind of do).  As I get older, I think I’m making progress on realizing I cannot control a lot.  Knowing that – and my search for patience – are two ongoing quests.

And that “cute boy?” He’s still adorable – we just celebrated our 25th anniversary.