Wanted to share this post that I wrote for Project Gravitas, a fantastic fashion company that makes high-quality working lady clothes with shapewear built into the inside (WISH I had known about it during my Fifth Trimester). Anyway, PG has wonderfully empowering profiles and advice on its site, too. I was honored to contribute to the Begin Again: New Mom segment.
And, quick story: Project Gravitas' brilliant, unstoppable CEO and Founder Lisa Sun played a huge role in helping me launch this T5T stage of my career (speaking of begin again). She's connected me with contacts and invited me to events with other entrepreneurs (she collects us, it seems!). But the best thing she did for me was this: At the end of our first lunch together a couple of years ago in the Condé Nast cafeteria, she asked -- out of nowhere -- what my biggest career dream was at the moment.
I took a breath and told her about my idea for The Fifth Trimester, convincing myself as I said the words aloud. I think at that point I had only ever told my mom and husband about that dream. "You can do that! You must do that!" Lisa told me, and then when neither of us had a piece of paper or a pen, she grabbed a napkin and her lip-pencil (seriously) and drew me a diagram of how it could work: book here, business there. Seed planted. And rooted. And here I am with a pub date: April 4. And a pre-order link on Amazon.