She Who Procrastinates (Me) Sweats Bullets! She even looks like me! Haha! Though I didn’t wait to get started on a proposal, I also didn’t factor in the extra time it would take my technically challenged self to upload a video! Lesson learned: Do hardest task first!
It’s Day 349 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project, and because I’m not techy, I spent a good deal of it preparing a three minute video –
“Master Powerful Questions and Mentor to Maximum Potential” as an answer to a call for proposal for an upcoming women’s event. With my patient husband’s assistance, I completed it but don’t think it uploaded correctly. Consequently, I’m posting here and am going to copy and paste this link in an email and submit it in the hopes it will be accepted. Seeing yourself on video is disconcerting, but other than becoming aware of how much my teeth have shifted without my retainer since I wore braces, I feel pretty good about the content. I’ve presented a form of the workshop, entitled, “Asking Powerful Questions” a few times for mentors in a college setting and in a program that mentors youths but have tweaked it to meet the requirements for the proposal – one of which is that it be useful for professional women mentors in their work with mentees. I believe this new version, “Master Powerful Questions and Mentor to Maximize Potential” fits the bill. Hopefully the decision makers will, too!
As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose life coach and speaker, I love it when the professional planets align and I get opportunities to do both. And I’m not sure yet, but I may even have a chance to take along copies of Seasons of Her Soul if I’m selected to present. That would be ideal but definitely not a deal breaker if I can’t! All that said, I must confess, I’m excited about learning some new begging blogger skills! And I’d love any feedback on the video because I’m considering doing some vlogging – video blogging – to spice up my site…
So, as a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose reader, what are your thoughts on that addition to Pink Collar Savvy & Chic? See, there’s an example of me mastering a powerful question (I left it open-ended to get you thinking) – not to mentor in order to maximize your potential, but hopefully to maximize the potential of this blog – for your reading/viewing pleasure! Thank you!
It’s Day 247 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and since I attended her preschool graduation tonight, I’m blogging about Izzy and me. Because Izzy was born only a few years after I married her grandfather (she turned five Monday), and my son was barely eight at the time, I didn’t become grandma but Mimi – short for Tammi. Despite not being ready for grandchildren, my heart leaps with joy every time Izzy – my special name for Adriana Isabella – greats me with “Mimi!” She knows I’ll feed, dance, play and sing with her when all the other adults are watching sports in the Man Cave. Izzy and I have spent many happy hours watching Frozen and Legend of the Guardians more times than I can count and reading stories from her bedtime collection. Swimming and floating around the Lazy River on vacation and even sharing our first Uber ride to the mall are memories we share. Tonight was also a special time. Even though our family took up and entire row at graduation, this precious, precocious little girl’s eyes seemed to find mine and she blew me a kiss – our thing. Then at dinner where we were seated directly across from each other, she reached out and took hold of my fingers. “I love you, Mimi”, she smiled and eyes full, I told her the same. Though the only one at the table not related to her by blood, that doesn’t diminish the tight bond between Izzy and me.
As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Mimi, I’m thankful God gave me this little girl when He did. I didn’t know it at the time, but on nights like this – my children’s last day of 7th and 8th grade/middle school – when they’re at their father’s, He knew I needed her love to fill the whole left by them not being here. Divorce causes that…But tonight, sharing a meal with the family who loves her, including my husband’s first wife – Tammy with a “y”/Grammy to Izzy – and my stepson’s in-laws, I remembered there really is hope beyond divorce. My parents made it work…Maybe we can. Celebrating Adriana Isabella together, it felt like my big fat blended family got even bigger. And I didn’t even feel like the only step at the table. I just felt very blessed by the ties that bind us – beginning with Izzy and me.
How are you Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose regarding those surprise relationships in your life? You know the ones you didn’t know you’d need or value – in your personal and or professional life? How can you be?
It’s Day 346 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project, and when my husband and I both showed up for a meeting we had this morning wearing the same color, I had to get a picture of me and my baby in blue. Though I’d love to be, it’s not often we’re dressed as a matched set! In fact, sometimes when we’re going out and I try to find out what he’s wearing so I can coordinate, he’ll evade the question just to avoid being match match-y. I think I get why he chafes at this but enjoy having pictures of us that look like we belong together. Besides, my OCD neurosis about matching messes with me if our colors are too off! That wasn’t the case today, so I had my middle stepson snap this shot of me and my baby in blue.
As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose wife, I love it when my husband and I are on the same page clothing wise. But it’s even better when we’re lock step in life. Though we are dissimilar in many ways – a couple version of Mutt and Jeff in height, a consummate athlete and an artist, a manly man and fru fru as it gets – we are alike in some of the areas where it counts. We share the same faith, servant’s heart, and sincere desire to coach, encourage and inspire others. And though we don’t always see eye to eye (literally – ha ha!), we’ve got each other’s backs. Like the trees surrounding us, in many ways, he’s been my shelter… I’m blessed to have gotten it right with this one! Even though we sometimes clash, when we’re in harmony, we function like two parts of a whole. Today was one of those days, so I’m glad to have captured me and my baby in blue.
What do you think of couples coordinating? Are you Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose about capturing life’s special moments on the home front and/or at work – however you’re dressed?