You’ll discover that starting out new, as Laura is now, and as I am, also, is not new to us, but even with our backgrounds in successful business planning, we need to touch other like-minded souls to keep us grounded.
There are times when my co-founder of this site, Yvonne, and I don’t always see eye-to-eye on women’s issues. I have never felt the sting of being passed over for a promotion, or felt I didn’t make as much as my male counterparts or felt I had to prove myself more than a man. I don’t get that and I am thankful I never felt that way. One thing I have always bemoaned when women did it was to cry at work. Really?
I learned that you can be friends with people you’ve never met. As I embraced blogging and social media, over the years, I met a lot of amazing women and men. I count many of them as my friends, today. We stay in touch and have met in person, here and there. And we continue to support each other every chance we get. Lesson: Friendship is not a thing of afternoons.
And that’s what this is about. It’s about women becoming more confident, living in the body you were born with. It’s about personal development and how Aimee came up with the idea of a YOUniversity to help women become Irresistible.
One of the biggest things that was causing me stress was rewriting my blogging how-to book. I had it in my mind I wanted to rewrite it before the Cat Writers Conference. After I realized that project alone was freaking me the hell out I let it go. I will take copies of the book as is and will continue working on the rewrite and re-release it later because it will be new and improved. Stress level dropped drastically.
The book is rich with the vibrancy of real life. I say that knowing how we writers, and I include myself even though none of my novels have seen the light of day, create real life on paper, out of our own dreams and horrors and laughter and anger.For the writer who wants to write better, this book is a book you’ll want at your elbow, right there with your Strunk & White.
You’ll learn quickly that although Monique, a BFF from BlogPaws, exudes the ‘can-do’ attitude we recommend here at Nurturing Big Ideas, she came by her expertise honestly. Like the rest of us, she learned from the people she works with and she also went out and found the right ‘teacher’, to further her education.
She tells us that many of the women she works with (and she works with men, too, as do we all), bring an emotional need to the conversation. They suddenly aren’t going into an office any longer, and that’s a challenge. How do you manage your day when your day is no longer managed for you?
I believe Mia Voss is a true pioneer when it comes to both supporting other women and proving that you can live your passion. Oh, sure, other women have done it. Some even make the national news. But, no one does it like Mia, and no one ever will.
Saturday morning I was up before the sun. I ate breakfast, walked Henrietta and jumped into work. I am okay, for now, working weekends again until I truly figure out my schedule. Now that I have plotted out a more workable schedule and took the time to write down how long it truly takes me to perform a task, I feel like I am back in control.