This month’s CatchUp is with MomUp's superstar mom, Mary Helen McCollister.
I’m Mary Helen - Former accountant turned development professional. I'm excited about my new role as Development Director for Needham Community Farm.
One of my take aways from engaging with MomUp is working towards finding my career sweet spot; the place where your strengths and talents intersect with your interests and passions. It is a work in progress. But this recent job opportunity presented to me by MomUp is hopefully getting me one step closer.
I was an athlete in high school and worked in a sporting goods store. I learned so many valuable lessons from my first manager about the importance of being on time, presentable, confident, and customer satisfaction.
Consistent exercise has been my sanity during the pandemic. Initially, I started running every day and then moved to cycling and now I am doing a little of both. I wake up early and get it done. Exercise gets my head right for the day.
I wish. It is hard. I believe strongly in working for an organization or company that supports your priorities. I want to prioritize my family and then work to live. Of course time management, organization, carpools, leaning on your village, all help with the ability to balance.
My brother, David. He lives in Nashville with his family. Because of the pandemic, this is the longest we have been a part. I would love to sit around the table with him and his family and just enjoy being together. Next to health, family is everything!