It’s 11:09 pm Wednesday night (yes last night) and I am NOT at all prepared to have a blog post ready for tomorrow. This week has been a whirlwind and I’ve been venturing out, trying out some new tactics and yes attempting to balance 3 businesses and 4 kids. Night before last I received a text asking if I’ll be a speaker for one of the TCU strategic communication classes. The professor of the class and I have a mutual friend (Joey Turner of Brewed) and he suggested that I come and tell my story to the students. At that very moment I was working on my updated bio for another TCU event that I will be helping host in October at Shady Oaks Country Club called “Women to the Power of 10”. I was incredibly honored to be asked to be a part of both of these opportunities and when TCU asks for me to participate I always say yes. The time I spent at TCU were some of the best years of my life and I hope that one day my children will have the privilege to attend as well.
So that brings me to today’s topic. It occurred to me you might have no idea who I am or anything beyond my participation in Tanglewood Moms. This is going to be short and sweet, but I do want to echo Professor Sarah Angle’s sentiment that it’s important to be bold and fearless, and not afraid to fail, because if you don’t fail then you probably aren’t putting yourself out there enough.
What’s the opposite of risk-averse? Yeah, that’s me. I’m not afraid to fail because it happens. It happens more than success happens, but it’s what makes the feeling of success that much sweeter. If you are at any point in your life that you are thinking about starting something new. GO FOR IT. And if it doesn’t work. IT’S OK. How will you know unless you try? My mom always told me, “you can do anything you set your mind to.” She didn’t say “and then success and accolades will follow.” She just instilled a belief in me that anything is possible. Which is exactly my motto for my jewelry company Wishing Well. Slightly borrowed from Shel Silverstein, but you get the point. It’s also my motto for my every day life. I hope the buzz I am generating with Tanglewood Moms and the Mommy Mixers with all of my sponsors is helping connect the right people. My goal is for you to find something useful from this site, the Facebook group, the Instagram account, and if you can pin me down to meet for coffee or cocktails, some networking. I love to talk shop and I love to help in any way I can.
I’m attaching my bio I created for TCU. Feel free to skim and if anything resonates with you or if you have an awesome idea for me, please shoot me an email. I’m a little embarrassed to say that I have 5 different emails that I currently use, but tanglewoodmoms(at)gmail(dot)com is your best bet. #GoFrogs #TanglewoodMoms #BringingtheScene #MommyMixers