Break Down Walls

From a young age I have been doing things I was told I shouldn’t be doing because I was a girl. But I always felt that if I have the ability and confidence to do things that a man can do why shouldn’t I do it?

It’s the same way I feel about gender colors. Who made that up? Wear what ever color you please. 

I had watched this video of Meghan Markle and it made me reflect on how far I have come with my own life in breaking boundaries.

Being persistently my actions I proved not only to myself but to my family that I can do anything I want to do and do it well. I worked in a so called mans world as a female journeyman carpenter for years and I proved my worth. While working on commercial construction sites I received tons of criticism and hate. Men stole my tools. They would do things so I would fail. But I kept rising above it and proved I deserved to work in this field just like them. It wasn’t a mans job. It’s a job for skilled people and I had those skills.

Eventually, I became known and was well respected amongst the trades. I even made strides for more women to become carpenters. 

You can do whatever you want to do.  

Taking steps to achieve goals

Today I had to run out  to do an errand and this one street I often drive through as a short cut holds this small business. A woodworking workshop called Dan’s Woodworking Shop. I always wanted to stop by but didn’t feel like it would be good to bring my little kids into. Until today because I was by myself. 

So I impulsively stopped in the middle of the road and backed up and parked in the driveway. I was greeted by Dan himself. He showed me around his shop and the furniture he was working on. It was so cool. I was smiling so hard my cheeks started to get sore. I felt this huge excitement within. I told him how I was a carpenter and want to get back into my passion of furniture making and restoration. So he gave me lot of advice and even offered to help in many ways. He referred me to many local businesses who could possibly provide supplies you can’t just buy in a store too. 

It’s steps to achieve goals. 

I am so glad I stopped and met Dan today. Another local connection.

I finally went LIVE

I did it! I went Live on Facebook. Three times in one day to be exact!  

I was all nerves. I had kept putting it off to the next day, to the next. Then I said to myself “Do it Now!”. I needed to show off my handmade products. People needed to see it in real time since I am an online shop. I already had my hair and makeup done, so there was no excuse. I was even sporting a Curlie Girlie T-shirt from another mompreneur and friend Necee from U Got Me Twisted Apparel. It was Small Business Saturday after all! I had to give her a shout out because she helped me motivate me to get in shape with doing 60 jumping jacks in one minute and getting my business officially launched. She encouraged me to take the step and start sharing what I do and livestream it. We actually met on Periscope a few years ago. I actually was going Live talking to people all over the world and sharing my stories daily. But I had taken a break from doing it because it was taking over my life and I had to get life in order and balance. So I stopped. 

So now that my life is in better order I feel drawn to do it more and keep life balanced. It feels great. Sharing my passion and all about it. I am overly critical of myself however. I lost my thoughts at the worst time but I kept going and I still received great feedback from my followers. It was a good day and I did great and accomplished another goal.

Now to do this more often. I’m ready! 

To watch one of my livestreams click here

Screenshot from one of my livestreams.

Screenshot from one of my livestreams.

I am so proud of Rachel

The first time I met Rachel I was invited over to her apartment by her ex boyfriend. Yes they were still friends, it’s really not uncommon. I’m really good friends with my ex husband too. So anyways, she was going to be there and he wanted me to meet her because he thought I would really get along with her. Turns out he was so right! 

She was super tall and stunningly beautiful. She literally had this glowing aura and she hugged me and I almost melted. I felt right then she was pure and a really good person.  

Everytime we get to talking we have such cool conversations, we motivate and help each other out too. We both see and feel deeply, but most importantly love truly. We totally get each other. 

I am so proud of Rachel! She has been blogging along with me daily on this journey to blog everyday for at least 3 weeks to create the habit and stickto goals. Go check out her blog site Positive Spread all about Positivity!🌈❤️ 

My bestie Rachel  

My bestie Rachel  

Reflect Sunday

Sunday’s seem to always feel like a day to relax, reflect, and eat good food as a family.

When I reflected this Sunday, My focus went to all the things I manifested this past year. How far I have come in my business. All the mindset changes. But drifted deeper into all the perfect people placed in my life.

A year ago I was taking with my Doula and Midwife and ended up saying how I need to work on my circle of friends because I had nobody outside of the people in my house. My good friends weren’t my good friends anymore. I let ones go that just didn’t build me up. It really was just my husband and I for years. I got used to it. But as a new mom again I needed support. I was doing way to much and no one else was there to talk to about it. I took action and just started conversations with people. People in person while grocery shopping. People online. Slowly I started having regular conversations with people, and building relationships.

Amongst all of my doings over the past year I now have the most amazing, kind, straight up, no chaser, great listening, beautiful circle of friends and we are all succeeding and reaching goals as a team. I am so proud and grateful.