Brand new Graco bloggers Bridget and Lindsay are our hard-working “Monitor Girls.” Both have different stories, but they share the same theme: Communication.
Bridget Kuske, Assistant Brand Manager, 9 months with Graco
While over 14 hours and 900 miles away from home, communication definitely rings true to me.
As a Midwestern girl at heart, last June is when I made the decision to leave everything I know to move to a brand new place… the vibrant city of Atlanta, Georgia. Though I was very excited to start a “big girl” job while just graduating from college, I knew it would be very tough leaving my 19 year old sister, parents and grandparents as I have always been extremely close with everyone in my family. You feel as if you miss so much when you’re gone (including the sale of the home in which I grew up in…. and cheering each and every Sunday during NFL football games with everyone you know crowded around a TV) but you also begin to realize that your family will always be there for you. They’re on the sidelines cheering you on no matter how many miles away you may be.
This is when it became apparent to me that communication is always key, no matter what situation. Whether it is “sharing a glass of wine” over Skype with my mom, or texting my sister each morning… “Have a great day at class! I LOVE YOU!!” I know that it is so very important to have that communication, when you need it most.
This is what I bring to my role every day at Graco. Being a part of the monitor product line proves that when mom, dad, grandma or grandpa want to hear baby at all times – they can… thanks to the products in which I help create. Or, when mom wakes up before her alarm one morning and hears her toddler through their monitor talking to themselves before the day begins… I realize this is where I want to be.
This time last year, I was on a college campus (in lots of snow mind you!) and I never imagined that a year from that point I would be working for such an amazing company that helps nurture babies and their parents on a daily basis. I realize how grateful I am for this opportunity – not only for the people in which I work with, but thankful too for the opportunity to enjoy coming into work each day. Though I love and miss Wisconsin… and now I find myself in sunny Georgia, away from those who mean most to me… I realize that this isn’t much different than a mother wanting to go check in on her daughter after she hears cries and sniffles. Though I may not have kids yet, I understand how important this product is to moms and dads everywhere.
Thank you, Bridget, for sharing your story with us! To all of you, we loved your comments on part 1 (from Lindsay). Now tell us: what’s the funniest thing you’ve witnessed over your baby monitor?