Out with the old…

… And in with the new.

It’s been an emotional few months for me.  Not sure why, just has been.

2016 was a busy year for me.  I was VP of a nonprofit board, I coordinated and executed 2 successful fundraisers.  I was/am a work at home mom to 4 children (and let’s just put it out there – stay at home moms rock, and do a lot.  Add a part-time or mompreneur gig on top of it… moms rule the world).  Now I’m the President of that board, and looking forward to helping The Women’s Entrepreneurial Network celebrate their 20th anniversary.

I guess it all hit me late summer, as my eldest entered the gates of h-e-double hockey stick know as Middle School.  Such an awkward time of life for anyone – I hated it.  I was so proud that she took it head on; she joined any club/organization/team that a 6th grader is allowed to participate in.  And with that, she changed my world.

You can see in my personal blog I’ve written about her journey – you can read about it here and here.  I’m writing this is to share a small piece, to put it out into the world, that those little projects have wrecked me – and because of it, I am in the planning stages of a new endeavor.  I’m still having conversations with my business associates, some telling me don’t do it, some who can’t wait to see this happen.

Not going to lie, starting something new, something that requires So. Much. Planning. is scary.  I think my husband is on board with it… maybe?  But in doing this I’ll be able to hopefully have the release of stress I’ve been holding up.  I’ll be able to finally do what I feel my life’s calling is, in a way that can really make an impact.  And maybe finally I won’t have to worry about bugging clients to pay their invoices…

Please join me in prayer as I start this journey, and if you’ve read my daughter’s story and want to know more about our plans, please feel free to contact me: Cindy@SociablyCindy.com.

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When Art Takes Over

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I have an art corner in my house, and it’s consuming my mind.  Not because it’s a mess, but because I want to spend more time with it…  And I don’t know what the next steps are.

Let me go back…

In the fall, my eldest had an amazing vision, that expanded beyond our imagination.  (Read that story here).  Now in this new year, her small vision is looking to yet again become something big. (Read that story here).

So now I sit here, with a background in marketing for non-profits, trying to determine my next step.

Divine Intervention brought a wonderful woman to a WEN Meeting, who has an organization I admire, and without know who we were, she’d contributed to Samantha’s Scarf Project.  I’ve reached out to people I trust, who want to see me successful.  I’ve been told “make a business, make money!  Sell sell sell!”  I’ve been told “start a nonprofit, get sponsors! Donate donate donate!”  And I’ve been told, “keep it a hobby, sell or donate what you want.”

See here’s the thing – having a purpose in mind,  and a deadline, made it easy for us to get the work done.  And it was done willingly by my daughters, and their friends, and the community who chose to get involved.

So I don’t know – where to go, what to do?  I’m putting this out into the world, hoping the world will put some insight back into me.  Lord, I’m looking for guidance, send those people my way!

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