Who am I? Who are any of us? Aren’t we all more than what we put out into the digital world? Well, I can tell you a little about who I am for the purposes of this blog. Just don’t be fooled into believing that this is who I am. I am so much more than what can be typed up in a little blurb on a blog site. By the way, so are you! I am a middle aged woman (middle aged if I live to be over 100) in the process of starting something new. There is so much I don’t know about how to bring this project to the masses, but I am enjoying the process. There are A LOT of frustrations, and I will be sharing that. Don’t let my frustrations get into your head! We all have them, but then keep on going. Or we quit. During my adult life so far, I have spent my time developing tiny little business ventures. None of them worked the way I wanted them to. Do you want to know why? It’s pretty easy to describe. Nothing I have done in the past was my primary goal. My primary goal has been taking care of my family. My husband, my kids, my parents, my grandparents, my friends… You know the drill. Take care of everyone else. Until one day I couldn’t take a step further. I couldn’t get off the couch. My primary cheerleaders all disappeared and I was left realizing it is time to make a change. I had to figure out how to put my own oxygen mask on, because nobody is going to do it for me. For the past 25+ years, I have had a business dream. That dream is gone. Dear Reader, I will tell you more about that later. Just know this. That dream…it has sustained me and driven me through every step of my life to date. All I have studied and learned, small businesses I have built, relationships I have nurtured, almost every bit of my life has been viewed through the lens of my daydream business. And now I am starting something new. Lest I sound a bit defeated, please understand that all I have learned, the person I have become, it all serves me well. Right now, I need everything I have learned and more. This is so exciting. About me? I am a hoper and dreamer, a believer that people are good, that we all want to connect and be known, that we are all worthy of love and kindness. When I see someone saying (or typing or meme-ing) that nobody DESERVES anything – my head explodes!!! We are deserving. The gift of our lives tells us that we are deserving. At the core of me, who I am is belief. So, now you know about me.