I got another twin story for you.
Well, this twin story is not related to my Twin Lakes escapade.
Okay, let me be just clear: the twins are NOT mine. Let’s go to the story.
Weeks prior to Holy Week, I told my clients that I would be offline a day earlier than the scheduled holidays. I was able to finish all my tasks for them. I already planned to write blog posts or catch up on reading on the free day.
Then, I saw an Instagram post from a friend: his wife finally gave birth to twin boys! What a Holy Week blessing!
Since I got a free day, I planned to visit the husband, wife and their twin boys in the hospital. I thought of visiting them in the morning then do what I planned to do in the afternoon.
On the same day of my visit, they got permission to go home from the hospital.
Their first twin concern came: the husband will drive the car, and the wife will carry the other twin.
Who will carry the other twin?
So a few minutes after I arrived in the hospital, they asked me a favor: may I carry the other twin?
Of course! The question was: Can I?
I am exceptional in social media management. I have increased the number of customers for one of my clients because of my social media work.
I can create an executable content marketing plan in four weeks.
I co-created a marketing lesson blog post with a virtual assistant friend that was shared more than 8,000 times on Facebook, retweeted more than 300 times on Twitter, and discussed in some of the classes three different schools in the country.
I can create a website. You’re looking at it.
I can do email campaigns and automation.
Okay, I will stop here and invite you to my About Page after reading this blog post. (I felt the wind got stronger.)
I hope you got my point: I am exceptional. Just kidding.
Can I carry a life in my arms?!
Okay, I carry babies and toddlers. They are a joy. But not a one-day old baby! And a tiny one at four point something kilos!
Seriously, I told a shorter and a humbler version of what I said above to the couple friends and they laughed.
And so I carried the other twin baby in my arms.
I felt the world stopped.
Suddenly, I forgot how exceptional my skills were.
I forgot how many tasks I was supposed to do for my clients once the Holy Week’s done.
I just concentrated on this one tiny human being sleeping in my arms. (Side note: I was able to make the newborn baby sleep many times during that day. A bottle of milk and a slow & gentle tap on the leg did the trick. I learned from the husband and wife team. I learned fast. That’s a skill point.)
It was the best feeling in the world.
You know why?
Because this tiny human being got my time. And I did not mind at all.
When the twins’ parents asked for a favor if I could accompany them when they go home from the hospital, I just dropped my plan and said “Yes.”
I gave my friends my TIME.
I gave the tiny human being my TIME.
Who do you spend your time with?
Ann Kristine A. Peñaredondo is a Facebook Marketing Strategist who has managed and grew Facebook Pages of top shopping malls, lingerie, and dairy brands, as well as authors and experts in business, food, health, and education. Ann's podcast show, Pin To Top, is listed in Growth Mentor and Feedspot as one of the top podcasts for Facebook and marketing for 2020. Ann is also one of the Manila Workshop’s resident speakers and facilitators. She’s been featured in Jomar Hilario’s Online Show and book Virtual Careers, Wazzup Pilipinas, Astig.PH, Prime Influencers, Marketing in Asia, Thrive Global, and The Manila Times. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org