Last night I was invited to a trade show where women shared their products and services while I sipped on a girly drink. It was really lovely. I am in the midst of planning my own trade show with a similar concept. Lately I have been feeling a little unmotivated and discouraged about my newest venture. Last night I was reminded why I started this in the first place.
I love meeting women who have a story. And because every woman has a story, I couldn't help but want to soak in every bit of it. As I went from booth to booth I heard the stories of how women got inspired to start their business and what keeps them going. There were a few that didn't sell much but that didn't seem to hinder their passion and joy for their craft. I learned that sometimes pursuing your dream takes hard work that doesn't always pay off right away. Listening to theses women I saw that creativity bursts through life in so many different ways. I was reminded about why I started Marmee's Circle. Women with creativity and determination are awe-inspiring!
Meeting Melissa from Mummy Nuggle was one of the highlights of the evening. Melissa has twin girls and sews beautiful aprons (for both ladies and girls) along with some dresses and other pretty things. We chatted about the late nights and desire to constantly defend our choices. Both of us left the teaching world to stay home with our children. We also share a common faith. Meeting Melissa was the highlight of the evening because she had such a pleasant attitude that radiated from all the sweet touches on her products. This is what I call awe-inspiring. I look at these women and their determination (with twins, careers, tight budgets, late late nights) and I am in awe and inspired to do more and do it better.
So I am going full speed with She Made It! Because when a woman makes it, it makes such a difference in so many lives!
What dream are you reminded to hold on to?