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meet some influential women

You may have seen me mention the Influence Network here over the last few months. Today I’m really excited to share a bit more about it and introduce you to some of the amazing women who are a part of the network through the link up happening on the IN blog! Today those of us who are members of the network were asked to participate in this link up and share a few things – one photo we love of ourselves (anyone else find this awkward??), three things aboutย ourselves, and something that being a part of the Influence Network has given us.

(^^picture that I love… less because of me and more because of my mint blazer that I snagged from stitch fix!!)

Three things about yours truly…ย 

First – I’m not a morning person – not one little bit. The thing is, I want to be a morning person. I want to get up early and be showered and dressed before the kids wake up. I want to make a hot breakfast for everyone and have a load of laundry going when little feet coming padding down the hallway. I want to be June Cleaver. But, alas, I am not. And since my son’s current phase is to wake up at 5am… yea, no.

Second – I went through a phase in elementary school when all I would wear is a t shirt, ย sweatpants, and my green tweetie bird high top converses with ruffle socks. I’m sure my mother loved that phase. I don’t know why I think that’s something you should know about me, but there you have it.

Third – I turn 30 in ten months. I am so excited. I am not dreading this birthday at all. For some reason I’ve really been looking forward to 30. As my twenties are wrapping up I feel like I’ve grown so much in the last few years. I’ve learned a lot about life and even more about myself. I feel really comfortable in my skin and confident in who I am. I’m not as unsure of what I should be doing or who I am supposed to be as I was in younger years. I think that’s a gift and I don’t take it for granted. I think my 30’s are going to be good years. Not necessarily easy, but good.

Something that being a part of the Influence Network has given me…

A place to be brave and creative and part of a community of beautiful women. Teaching online classes was a really scary concept to me. When Hayley first approached me about being a part of the network and teaching classes every other month or so I was both terrified and excited. Being a part of the network has allowed me a safe place to grow, be challenged, and have a group of women cheering each other on. It’s such a special group of women who are earnestly seeking to make the most of the influence they have online and in their daily lives. The conversations that go on in the forums are amazing. Some of the topics are fun and some are really deep and challenging, but they all help me grow as a person. Ideas are flowing constantly in the forums and on the blog… and I can’t wait for the magazine to come out next month!!

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