As Mother’s Day is this week, I thought I would take a moment to express gratitude for all the women at RidgeCrest Herbals.
Brittini, Herbal Gaia: Brittini was the first person I told I was pregnant at RidgeCrest Herbals, on my second day of work. Since then she has become one of my best friends. She can call me out with love and help me see where I’m letting myself being taken advantage of. I’ve seen her take in struggling children, I’ve seen her struggle herself, but she always shows kindness to others. She goes out of her way to make everyone feel loved and accepted, and she is someone I truly admire.
Melissa, Office Manager: Melissa is one of the most competent people I know. She has an eye for the ridiculous in every day. She works every day to contribute and keep her family going, both at home and for the RidgeCrest Family, and both would be lost without her. She owns who she is and doesn’t change for other people, and it is an example and a reminder to me every day of living your life in self-acceptance.
Nichole, Magical Marketing Millennial: Nichole is one of the coolest people I know. She is smart, competent, driven, and is constantly going. The amount that she handles at RidgeCrest is above and beyond, seriously. It’s insane. I love when her kids come into the office and can see how she is both loving and clearly enjoys them, while also not taking any crap from them. She is a caregiver to everyone at home and at work, and smoothes over the little conflicts that come up with admirable tact. She makes you feel appreciated, and she is appreciated in turn.
Shae, Service and Social Media Goddess: Shae has a thirst for learning and exploring the world around her that is second to none. She is full to the brim with ideas, projects, crafts, and ways to improve herself all the time. The things she can find to create adorable graphics, recipes, and articles always blow my mind with their creativity. She is always friendly and sweet, both to the customers who call in and to everyone on the team. Sometimes she brings in baked goods or spearheads baking challenges, and her efforts really enhance the sense of community in the office. She is one of the most reliable people I know.
Meagan, Customer Service Mermaid: Meagan is another extremely competent person in the office (it’s kinda great how many competent women we have). She has a refreshingly direct personality, the kind where you don’t have to test it to know she wouldn’t take any crap from you, and I love that about her. Since I have known her I have seen her take on new challenges in many aspects of her life, and you can almost see her brain calculating all the factors and needs and consequences of what she is taking on. She is someone you would want on your side in a zombie apocalypse, both because she would keep you alive and also because she would make it a whole lot of fun.
Abbie, Graphics Goddess: Abbie is honestly one of my favorite people on the planet. She reminds me a little of Parks and Rec when Ann Perkins tries to throw a Halloween party - but Ann Perkins isn’t really a fun person, so the party is lame. Then Tom comes in and the party goes nuts - that is Abbie. She sparkles in a room full of people and can make everyone laugh. Things can go from awkward and stunted to energized and comfortable just by her being there. She is someone you can go to for advice and commiseration on anything from frustrations at work, pregnancy, or even how to clean a mattress.
Corina, Customer Service Octopus: Corina is someone who makes you feel welcome. If you get a funny text message, you feel like you can lean over and tell her about it. She is a great person to share the little things about your day-to-day life with, because you feel like she listens and finds you interesting. For a single mom like myself who doesn’t always have someone to talk to that means a lot. Corina shows so much love for her family in the stories she tells, you can tell that she cares a lot about the people in her life, and goes the extra mile to take care of them. She is always smiling, and just makes you feel good.
The women at RidgeCrest Herbals really keep things going, both at the company and in their families. I find a ton to admire in each and every one of them, and I genuinely have love in my heart for every single person I have the privilege of working with.
So Happy Mother’s Day from RidgeCrest Herbals! Be sure to tell the women in your life what you admire about them!