Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life. – Amy Poehler
It is my absolute pleasure to announce that I am joining the Cherokee Women’s Health team as their new Digital Marketing Manager.
I have a long history with Dr. Litrel and the Cherokee Women’s practice. If you’re not familiar; grab a seat. Here’s the story:
I’ve been a patient at Cherokee Women’s since I’d moved to Woodstock after Oscar and I were married. Once we’d decided to start our family, they became my beacon of hope while I was trying to conceive. I didn’t have the easiest time getting pregnant. In fact, I oftentimes thought I’d never get pregnant, and spent my days in 2009 trying to work on freelance gigs while also driving myself insane Googling why I wasn’t yet pregnant. I’d made a handful of appointments with the staff at CWHS during this time, and they were always so kind. They were empathetic and knew my pain when I took oodles of tests every month full of hope, only seeing one line instead of two.
I think we tried for just shy of a year (I wrote all about trying to conceive here, here, and here), and on December 31st, 2009, we went to their office and heard a question that changed our lives forever: “Is this your first pregnancy?”
2010 was the year our first sweet boy, Grayson, entered the world. I fell in love with all the staff each and every time I went in for a checkup. They were so helpful; every question, every concern was answered with empathy and respect for me and Oscar. After Grayson was born, I remained a mostly stay-at-home parent until I got a life-changing gig at TrustWorkz that introduced me to the world of digital marketing.
At the beginning of 2013, I had been with TrustWorkz for a year. Our family was thriving, and the company had just signed Cherokee Women’s as a client, and I had been assigned to their account. I was beyond excited–I couldn’t wait to write about women’s health and be a source of information for women who need it. During the same time, I was trying to get pregnant again. It took another long while, and once again, I was under the care of the staff at Cherokee Women’s.
Being able to write about pregnancy, both on a personal blog and via your everyday job, was an extraordinary experience. The staff in the marketing department rivaled the staff in the patient rooms–I loved working with both.
In March of 2014, Alex was born and completed our family of four. I couldn’t thank the doctor and nurses at Northside enough. I knew recovering from a c-section delivery would be hard, but I had an incredible support system. Women can do so much when they have an amazing support system.
Life happened and things changed, and I found myself at a different role for work. During this time, I was still working for the Cherokee Women’s team, offering freelance work when they needed it. I appreciated the opportunity to allow me to continue to write about topics I was passionate about. Our freelance work relationship continued and followed me through a couple different roles in which I learned much from.
Finally, a few weeks ago I was told that my current position was being eliminated. After the initial shock, I immediately got to work on finding a new position and had reached out to family and friends via Facebook. I was applying to jobs and networking like it was my job. As it happens, the serendipitous timing couldn’t have been better.
I received a tip from a friend that Cherokee Women’s marketing team was looking to transition and hire a full-time marketing person to come in and help with content, strategy and growing the practice. When I met and interviewed with their management, I knew the position that would be a perfect fit. Luckily, they felt the same.
Accepting the position with Cherokee Women’s felt like coming home. I’ve know the quality and care of their doctors and practitioners firsthand, and now my job is to share that knowledge with our community. I’ve always wanted to work for an organization that I value equally as much as they value me. I’ve never been more sure that the feeling is mutual, and I’m thrilled to be a part of their team, supporting their doctors who have supported me so many times. And like I said, women can do great things with an amazing support system.