I do pretty well on my own. I believe that I am strong and capable, smart and accountable. Yet over the past few years of having my own company and being a mother, my heart has been calling for more connection. On my vision boards for the past few years, I have had pictures of women laughing together, working side by side, creating. Yet at the end of each year, it is the one area that has stuck out like a sore thumb. Still missing. The sensation of belonging to something bigger, the desire to be a part of a team, the need to be challenged & pushed beyond my comfort zone and have my mind caringly cracked open to different ways of thinking and being.
I claimed 2018 as the year. Enough fucking around with just putting it on the vision board with no action behind it. The next step was to get completely & uncomfortably vulnerable by sharing an idea that I've had and asking for support.
What has happened since has humbled me. It has softened me. It has opened up my eyes and heart to the power of WE.
My dear sisterhood of Ciara, Danielle, Heather, Kiersten, Melissa, Monika & Stephanie listened to my idea and in the most unexpected way said yes. And not a small yes. But a HELL YES!!!!!! (and why did it take so long YES). To shift from holding more than I needed to…to sharing, giving & trusting has been nothing short of transformational.
Strong as A Mother Summit has been a sweet dream of mine since having McKenna. I envisioned a space where mothers could gather and truly feel that everything that they experience…the highs, the lows, the joy, the guilt, the lack of space, the melt your heart moments & everything in between….all of it is real, completely okay and 100% shared by every other mother out there.
I feel very fortunate to have the strength of these women to bring this event to life. Each of these strong women contributes something so unique yet the foundational connector is our desire to support, uplift and educate other mothers.
On International Women’s Day, I honor this tribe who has brought so much joy & growth in my life in such a short period of time as well as the other fierce females that I turn to everyday to ground and remember my own strength.
I invite you to join us this May 19th at the beautiful Kona Kai Resort for the inaugural Strong as a Mother Summit: www.strongasamothersummit.com