You have to be brave with your life so that others can be brave with theirs.
It is one of those sayings that just stays with me. It follows me around. It encourages me to be brave so that I can help others be brave as well.
As I read the announcements about this year’s Mom 2.0 Conference, that one line hit me like a ton of bricks. Ok, I’ll admit it, it made me cry. My friend Carrie, one of the organizers of the event, had already been telling me that I really needed to join them. When I saw that sentence, I knew it was where I needed to be.
It is hard to believe that it has already been 3 weeks since I flew out to California for that amazing weekend. Things seem abundantly clear now, and while I’ve been quiet here, there is much going on below the surface and behind the scenes.
That line still resonates with me. I think I need to make a sign and hang it in my studio. It sums up how I feel and how I think all women should feel. Be brave. Inspire others. Dream big.
Photograph taken at the opening party at the Mom 2.0 Summit, overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the Ritz Carlton at Laguna Niguel in California, May 2, 2013.