Starting my own business is an exciting ride – rather like an emotional roller coaster with lots of ups and downs. It is exciting to tap into my God-given purpose, follow my passion, and play to my strengths. And yet, after leaving a 20+ year career in counseling and not-for-profit management to follow my dream, I find myself at times to be lonely and afraid. Some days I feel like a ‘lone ranger’ without the social network of an office. My inner critic shouts, “What ARE you doing? No one wants what YOU have to offer!” I am challenged to market myself and my business as old childhood tapes whisper, “Quit boasting! Good Christians girls don’t do that!”
So when a friend referred me to NACWE, I eagerly devoured the information on the website and discovered there are lots of other women out there like me – passionate, smart, creative women with a passion to serve others – who have been, or are, in the same boat. I feel like I struck GOLD!
In NACWE I discovered a network of women who face their fears and move forward anyway. Successful women who are willing to share information and offer suggestions, support, and encouragement. Amazing!
Soon we will have a chance to come together at the 1st Annual NACWE conference. I am excited for many reasons (great speakers, fellowship, fun!) – but most of all to meet the awesome women of NACWE and to continue to build a network of supportive Christian women who have a passion for serving others. Hope to see YOU in Dallas in April.