We are starting a blog! Today marks the beginning of this new adventure for us! We are finally doing it! We have been talking about starting a blog for 6 years now!! What the heck took us so long right!?
I’ve been dabbling with websites and interactive marketing personally and for companies throughout the last ten years! All that experience should bring me some comfort with this adventure right!!? Wrong.
First, a little bit about me (Toni!):
I’m nervous! Now that I’m finally pulling all of the pieces together and getting this blog moving along, I’m starting to question what I bring to the table. The little positive mouse inside my head is squeaking “you bring the table, you bring the table!” I’m gonna hold onto that little squeak until I calm my nerves a bit.
So what makes me think that I have something to share that you want to read about? Well, I don’t have all the answers to life and I’m not a journalist or a writer.
Throughout my adult life, people have referred to me as someone who:
- Has a lot of horsepower behind her
- Is doggedly determined to succeed
- Can be too smart for my own good
- Inspires people to work for
- Is honest and committed
That sure sounds like someone pretty awesome that I’d like to get to know. But let’s be real, when it comes down to it, I’ve lived a lot of life and I have a lot to share and a lot to give to the world. I’ve seen the bad, the really bad, and the worse sides of life and I’m still here. I’ve also experienced the great, the amazing, and the freaking most outstanding joy that life has to offer too. I do things wrong a lot. I also curse when I make mistakes. I’m super duper clumsy, but I’m also very coordinated (how is this even possible!?).
I’m just a girl who loves a boy and is raising four little people into good human beings. I don’t do everything right, but they are still alive so I must be doing something right some of the time!
I work more than full-time as a leader in big-box retail. It’s a tough job. I love the busy days and the endless stream of people to serve because I live my life with a purpose to serve others and to be the joy. I serve my direct reports by holding the rope and teaching them that leaders lead by showing the way, not telling the way.
So why do I think that I have something worth blogging about? Well, I’m a pretty damn good mama. I’m a strong boss and leader. I am an expert shopper and I’m awesome at finding great deals and saving some money. I’m annoyingly persistent, but I’m also super relatable. I like to try a lot of things and products. I also have opinions about Every. Freaking. Thing. (ask Travis). I’m a crafty lady with a knack for seeing a project in all of the scraps of the world! I love helping people and I have a ton of normal goals I’m working to achieve that I bet you are working toward too! So let’s do this!