October 25th, 2020
Play up your wild side: In pursuit of inspiration.
For the longest time I’ve been trying to decide what text to put under this super silly picture of myself. I took it when I was feeling joy, when in my cheetah dots I felt exhilarated at all the possibilities of life, at opportunities. I felt it but didn’t know what to write about. There is so much to share and at the same time there is often doubt... Would anyone be interested in reading what I have to say? Would people like what I have to offer? I know I am not the only mom out there who at some point has lost herself to a 9 to 5 job, to her kids and mom guilt that hangs over us thanks to all the beautiful pictures people post on the internet, to her paycheque to paycheque survival (thanks, daycare fees), to anxiety, to the lack of interesting and truly inspiring connections.
Ask for what you want and you may just get it. Lucky for me I had someone pop into my life and teach me that there is always more and that change is inevitable but also beautiful.
It is time to pay it forward. It is time to take all that knowledge, adopt it, and become the change I want to see in people.
Last weekend I went out for the Brunchin’ Bossmoms event. The food was yummy. The guest speaker inspiring. The group of ladies who shared the room, just far enough to be safe from the virus’s touch, yet close enough to really get into each other’s powerful auras, were open and kind.
What is it about women coming together to support each other in one room?
What is it that makes us forget that out there in the “real world” we are constantly competing against each other but the second you put us together in one room we instantly become a community, a family, Amazons.
We share stories and ideas, failures, struggles, and most of all we share hope and endless inspiration. Inspiration to start a business, to improve our diets, to not be afraid of something new, to take the next step, to sit down and write.
I called it “cheap and delicious” group therapy. I can’t wait to be on par with some of those women to be able to sit down and share my authentic story, my business successes, my new book, blog, art piece, my next grand idea.
Lesson I've learned that weekend was that I, no matter what stage of life, or knowledge, or creativity I am at, have and will have something to share with the world. "Play up your wild side because tomorrow you might not get tomorrow's chances". Some days in order to start something I need to push myself to show up for myself. Obviously, it is easier to show up when you feel like a wild animal ready to pounce. Exhilarating. Plus, cheetah prints are back in style and a red lip is always an easy confidence booster.
I am so glad that women in this group had so many different topics to share. Of course the guest speaker, Carlee from Styled to Sparkle, had the floor and she floored us with sharing her successes of being a full time local blogger. I wish to have people like you as my mentors but even your blog posts have lots to offer already.
Vivian Rajic is the founder of Real Biz Moms and she is doing an amazing job creating a supportive community for business moms (or moms like me who need to learn a thing or two and create some new connections). It’s local. It’s real. It’s for all of us. Most importantly it’s genuine and the lessons that come from all of it are absolutely priceless.
Clearly, I've learned last weekend that I too can contribute to both my personal growth and those around me. All I need to do is to start. Sit down and write.