When I thought about this blog I thought I’d sit here and the words would just spill out onto the page. I was wrong. I really don’t know where to start.
Do I want this blog to be a celebration of friendship & women?
Do I want to specifically name the Awesome Women in my life?
Do I want to bang on about how great women are because they are mums, they work, they run businesses, they are compassionate?
The answer is I don’t know.
Today I am heading off to my monthly Awesome Women’s Meeting, or AWM, as we call it. We have been holding these meetings for about 12 months now and they are the highlight of my month. I love my fellow awesome women – they are smart, witty, fun, self deprecating, beautiful (my are they beautiful – both inside and out) and real.
Now you might be wondering just how many women attend our AWM meetings? There are 3 of us. That’s all. Three small business owners, three women who want to be successful but want to have balance in our lives, three women who want to make difference in the lives of the people we touch, three women who quite often doubt we are good enough and three women wo doubt our strength and our worth.
Our meetings are a place where we talk about the goals we kick, the challenges we face, the fears we have, the meltdowns we’ve endured and … heaps of other girl stuff – hormones, shopping, hormones, husbands, hormones, kids, hormones and work! Did I mention we sometimes talk about hormones??
Now I know what I want this blog to be about. I want to explain the reason we started these meetings. We all felt slightly disconnected because we no longer “belonged” to a workplace. We had all left jobs where we were key team members. The comraderie, the friendship, the social activity that is usually associated with a work environment was now missing. After chatting daily on MSN – our way of having work mates to talk to during the day – we decided to meet up each month. Our meetings are reasonably informal, however we do set ourselves homework from each meeting. Our homework is usually something to do with achieving a goal or doing something we keep putting off. We made a vision board a couple of months ago – never done one before – it was a great thing to do!
This last month’s homework was to write 101 goals – just to sit and write all the things we would like to do. Gotta say, I haven’t done my homework and the meeting is in 1 1/2 hours – guess they are going to have to sit me in the naughty corner today! Oops – I can always blame it on the hormones!
I have many more Awesome Women in my life – I have some wonderfully beautiful friends who I love dearly and wouldn’t be the person I am today without them in my life. To all of you – and you know who you are – I love you to bits!
In fact every woman who reads my blog is an Awesome Woman, every woman I communicate with on Twitter is an Awesome Woman, all of my business associates are Awesome Women. I am incredibly lucky to have so many Awesome Women in my life. To all of you, whether you read my blog or not – I appreciate your awesomeness and I am so glad I know you.
If you havent told your Awesome Women lately just how awesome they are – perhaps you should do it now?