International Women’s Day was this past week. It’s always celebrated on March 8. I was lucky enough to be part of a team that hosted an event locally honoring women making a difference in our community and we had two amazing keynote speakers, Delaware’s Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester and Michelle Freeman. The room was filled with amazing energy. The theme of our (not so) little cocktail party, not planned, seem to be around authenticity and who’s in your tribe per our speakers. I like to think I’m authentic. I know my tribe is awesome.
So in an attempt to be authentic I have decided to invite you all along on my jewelry journey a little more. I previously wrote a little about how this journey started with the blog but there is more behind that. At first this journey was totally clear. And one thing I was clear on was that I didn’t want to design my own jewelry. But like I wrote before, the universe works in mysterious ways. A few twists and turns, speed bumps as I also like to call them, caused me to reevaluate what I wanted. And overnight my vision completely changed. All of a sudden I wanted to design my own jewelry. In the middle of the night, with just the TV for light, I drew out 15 pieces of jewelry. A few necklaces, bracelets, earrings; ironically I think only one or two rings! Some silver, some gold, lots of drusies. I even wrote out the guest list for the launch party! I do LOVE to throw a good party! It was all very clear. I get very excited to think of the possibilities but I also get very overwhelmed in the how the hell can I pull this off? There are lots and I mean LOTS of boxes to be checked. The biggest being, I don’t make jewelry! But throw it out to the universe and see what comes back. That is where I am right now. It might happen. It might not. But you’ve gotta just keep on keepin’ on. I keep telling myself, “It’s never too late to be what you might have been,” by George Eliot. This has been my favorite quote for YEARS.
This journey has been ongoing for a few months and the blog was the first big step along with the Gold by Green Instagram account. I get tons of joy out of both so that is something that motivates me! We walked into our favorite Italian sandwich shop yesterday and Robin who works there told me she read my blog. I wanted to jump across the counter and hug her! We got in the car and I told my husband that just made my day! When I think about this journey and how to move forward I was inspired by that energy I mentioned at our Girls Night Out event in honor of International Women’s Day. I thought this was the perfect time to thank my tribe! I have bounced ideas off of friends and asked if I can pick their brains over coffee, worked with a mentor, reached out to jewelers on Instagram with questions and it got me thinking how cool it is that so many women are willing to give you advice if you just ask!
I’ve tagged the ladies who have helped me so far along the way in the IG post promoting this blog post! Even though not all are on IG they should know who they are. Rock on ladies and thank you!
If an awesome lady helped you along the way give them a shout out here or tell me who inspires you in your every day life! Do you work to inspire others? Tell me all about it!