Look Who’s Talking: Amanda Morsics
Amanda Morsics, in charge of Marketing and Business Development here at GroundTec, talks about her career, mothering of two boys, lessons learned, and more in her Florida Today article.
The text from her Q&A is shown below:
By Katie Parsons for FLORIDA TODAY
A chemical engineer by trade, Amanda Morsics, of Satellite Beach, decided to put her career on hold when her first son Sam was born — a decision she says was one of the best ones she has ever made. After facing a divorce, Morsics needed to re-enter the workforce but wanted to maintain some flexibility when it came to Sam and her second son Nick. An opportunity in development and marketing at beachside landscape company GroundTec presented itself and Morsics took it.
“Since joining the management team, we have seen significant sales growth and developed deeper ties within our beachside community through elementary school partnerships and sponsoring youth sports teams,” said Morsics, 38. “I particularly enjoy the flexibility my job affords me to fulfill my responsibilities as homeroom mom for Nick and volunteer in both boys’ classrooms.”
Question: What is an important lesson you’ve learned since becoming a mom?
Answer: I’ve learned the importance of quality time. My boys have taught me to slow down and enjoy the moment. Taking just twenty minutes to snuggle with them on the couch and talk about what is going on in our lives can change the tone of the entire day. They feel loved and important and I feel better connected to them. Life is not about rushing around from one thing to another — it’s about the bond that we form with one another.
Q: What is it like being a mom to two boys?
A: I love being the mom of two boys! As an only child myself, I was naturally unsure of what in the world to do with a boy let alone two. But now that I have them, I could not imagine my life any other way. They are rough and tumble like all boys are but they are also the most loving and affection little people too. I have a stash of “I love you, Mom” notes that I will treasure forever.
Q: How do your kids make you proud?
A: As most parents do, I think my kids are awesome. But there are times when I want to pull my hair out in frustration too. I question whether I’m doing a good job raising them. Have I done things that will negatively impact them later on in life? Probably the same doubts and fears we all have. Then, out of the blue, someone will stop me in the hall at school and tell me that one or both of my sons have done something unexpectedly sweet or kind. Or I’ll catch one of them using their own money to buy ice cream for all of their friends from the ice cream truck. Those are the times when my heart swells with pride. I love that they are kind, thoughtful and generous.
Q: What does your family do for fun?
A: We love to go to movies, hang out at the beach, swim in the pool, and have friends over. We also LOVE rollercoasters and my boys are quite peeved that they are not quite tall enough for the twobig ones at Sea World.
Q: What do you do for “me” time?
A: I go to Zumba 3 to 4 times a week. I also like to take solo walks to the beach with my favorite playlist on.
Q: What are you passionate about?
A: I am passionate about raising my boys. I want to show them that their mother is strong, stands up for what she believes in, and will always be their biggest fan no matter what. I want them to learnempathy for those around them- not to judge someone because they may be different. I want them to know love and security and happiness.
I am also passionate about travel. Whether it is a quick weekend getaway in Florida or a girl’s trip to Chicago, I am always up for new experiences in new places. I am constantly thinking about the next place I want to go. Right now, I’ve got my sights set on Paris.