Where Women Create
I am not sure when I first found Jen O'Connor of Earth Angels Studios, but whenever it was,¬† I was taken by her style and her business accomplishments. ¬†She was doing things that I only dreamed about. ¬†And then, I found a full story of her in Country Living magazine. ¬†I still have that article. After realizing she was somewhat local to me, I attend an event. ¬†I did not dare introduce myself at the time. ¬†A few more events went by and finally at one, I introduced myself. ¬†And she invited me for lunch at tea room. ¬†Really. Since then, she has encouraged me and advised me and befriended me and I am so thankful for it. ¬†Since that first tea luncheon, there have been other lunches. ¬†There have also been the "running into each other" at several different running events. ¬†And through it all I have found a friend and a mentor. Last year, at this time, we met up for lunch and I shared with her where we were with the new direction of our business and she asked me if she could write a story on me / us for Where Women Create. ¬†That was a pretty simple yes to answer. And here were are in 2016 and on the stands right now is the current issue of Where Women Create, and we are in it. ¬†I am so thankful and appreciative, ¬†to Jen and also to Jo Packham who is the creator of the publication along with its sister magazines. ¬†Oh, and all the other ladies (and men) who are featured are just amazing company to be with. ¬†I usually find them at Michael's or Joanne Fabrics if you are looking for one. ¬†You can also find them online through Jo's site. It is not lost on me that this journey started with me pulling out a magazine article on Jen and then leading to Jen writing an article on us. ¬†¬†I love to look back on relationships or accomplishments and realize the steps that lead to get there. ¬†Like how not getting in early admission to college actually led to me meeting my husband and some of my greatest friends. ¬†(that story if for another day!) ¬†I love looking back on all the steps that lead us here even though I had no idea where it was going. It is a reminder to me, and maybe even to you. ¬†We need to push ourselves out of our comfort zones. ¬†We need to seek out people who inspire us, whether it be in person or through their chosen method of communication. ¬† Figure out what is you love, even if you don't know what it looks like or will be and just start to make something happen. ¬†You just never know where it will end up.