Featured image via Michelle Sweeney, Little Nest Portraits
Good morning, from the land of mom.
I write to you with old-school Adidas massage sandals on my feet,
warmth in my heart
and tears in my eyes.
In all honesty, I had two different blog posts on the schedule for this morning. I have so many exciting things to share, both with personal anecdotes and the story of an awesome new partnership,
BUT I just saw something very special pop up on my phone’s feed and if I don’t share I will burst.
Instagram is officially my dating site.
The creator, Sara Chambers, is an amazing woman, whose aim is to form and foster human connections.
As she writes, “Chicks Who Give a Hoot is a movement. It’s a collective. It’s a journey. It’s a place to inspire creative women to use their collective power for good. I believe that women possess a unique ability to drive change. I believe that we’re wired to care about the world around us and we have immense influence. The question is then, how do we use that power and influence to change the wrongs we see in the world.”
I am sure that you can see why I was drawn to this force of nature.
I had the honor of being a guest on her most awesome podcast, and it is now live!
Click here to check out My Episode of Chicks Who Give A Hoot.
Here are just some of the quotes that she pulled from our conversation. I mean…
After we were done recording, Sara and I spoke offline (we could have talked forever) and I told her that I had this vision of people, all linking arms, literally joining forces for good. As cliche as it sounds, I am SO inspired to affect positive change. Right now, I am devoting my life to this mission; I want to help to create a more compassionate, tolerant, loving world. And I have been keeping some things close to my vest, so just you wait…
Last night, I posted this on Facebook, and I think that it is worth sharing again, now.
“If I can reach one person, then this is totally a success.”
That was what I thought when I first clicked “Publish” in June of 2010.
That is what I thought last night when I recorded with Sara.
And when my daughter told me that she was writing a book to be like me–because I inspire her–then I realized that I have done it. I have reached one person. The most important person of all.
Here is to Chicks Who Give A Hoot, my tribe, your tribe, compassion and much more to come!
With love and hugs