AwareNow: Issue 16: The Mayday Edition

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“…one aspect of motherhood that I did not anticipate was how sharpening your problem-solving skills and drive carries over into other aspects of your life.”

Sometimes it takes a village. Other times it takes an afternoon of paper-mache, cardboard cutouts, and a big bag of glitter. Sometimes we all need to lean on our support network to make it through the tough times, and other times it takes putting our head down and understanding the way out of a challenge is through it. But every time, it is the reward of a job well done, and the look of accomplishment on my childrens’ eyes that gets us through.

Growing together with them has instilled a greater curiosity of the world within me, and to be able to witness my children coming into their own identities has been the most rewarding aspect of being a mother.

But one aspect of motherhood that I did not anticipate was how sharpening your problem-solving skills and drive carries over into other aspects of your life. Whether it’s helping my children with a school project, strategizing winning approaches for my clients, or even just coordinating a family feast during the holidays, all of these skills carry over into other parts of my life that have helped me get to where I am today.

I am thankful to be in a position where I have multiple outlets and avenues to express the totality of my interests and identities. I am thankful for my beautiful children, my loving husband, and for my supportive family for seeing and supporting every side of me.

They handle me at my craziest, have been there with me on my journey throughout my highs and lows. Through times of sickness and through health. They make me the Modern Mom I am today. I struggle to think about who I would be without them in my corner as I navigate the waters of the modern world.

I am thankful for all of the Modern Moms out there who are contributing their expertise, lessons, and trailblazing grace to a storied legacy, and who will surely pave the way for the next generation of movers and shakers to come. ∎

LORRAINE D’ALESSIO

Founder of D’Alessio Law Group
 www.awarenessties.us/lorraine-dalessio Founding partner of D’Alessio Law Group, Lorraine was named the 2017 Leader in Law by the Los Angeles Business Journal and is the recipient of the 2018 Enterprising Women Award. A former Ford model turned legal powerhouse, Lorraine is a multi-award-winning, immigration expert who regularly contributes to the Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, LA Business Journal, Playback and other leading outlets in the U.S.. Lorraine has provided counsel to hundreds of prominent and award-winning entertainment agencies, unions, private companies, academic institutions, tech startups, entrepreneurs and enterprises, and has worked on highly successful refugee and deportation cases with immigrant communities across Los Angeles.

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