Last night as we sat over our super glamorous whole wheat pancakes and hash brown potatoes at the Denny’s restaurant next to our hotel, my feet throbbed in time to the beat of a Jay-Z song in my head. Finally freed of the pressures of standing six hours in heels, each and every aching toe cried out in unison ” Who’s gonna run this town tonight?” My feet do pretty crazy things when they’re exhausted.
I collapsed into the side of Justin and rested my head on his puffer coat, as we split a fountain Coke. One glass. Two straws. We bantered wittily across the table with Julia G about world politics and celebrity gossip, as my eyes batted longer and longer blinks into blurs. Heavy eyelids… but not a heavy heart. Quite the opposite actually. It was a heart so full, in fact, that you would’ve sworn it had just gorged itself on super glamorous whole wheat pancakes and Denny’s hash brown potatoes.
Because we had just come from our Seattle Spread the Love. Where we met some of the most amazing women ever (don’t get me wrong, you fellas were really great too…but see this is a post about Women! ;) Women working 90 hour weeks and then coming home at night to run a business. Women who had just lost their day jobs and were now being tossed into the deep end of running a business on their own. Mothers. Wives. Daughters. People who hug the sick kids, kiss their tired husbands, stretch a dollar until it yelps…and then go and do the hard work at night to build their dreams while the rest of the world sleeps.
These are the Women in Business.
And I stand in awe of them. Of the miracles they accomplish on a daily basis. I honestly don’t know how they do it all.
My friend Davina is one such woman. Between a happy family, a husband who loves her more than anything, and a booming business….I have no idea how she does it all. And that in all that she still finds time to build other women up with her “Move it Mondays” and “Women and Business” series.
I am incredibly honored to say that I am being featured this week on “Women and Business” on Davina’s blog. Honored, but to be honest feeling pretty humbled. See, I don’t have kids. I don’t work a 90 hour day job. At most, I work magic tricks not yet miracles. :) And yet there I am. Because a woman who is in the business of building other women up allowed me to be.
Davina, I love you so much! Being friends with you is one of the great honors of my life. And it makes my heart feel full.
Like whole wheat pancakes and hash brown potatoes. Yea, full like that.