” We are all meant to shine. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” – Marianne Williamson
When I began running Mommy Connections Calgary back in 2013, I had no idea what the future would hold for me. I was a new mother, I had big ambitions and I knew the life I wanted to lead MUST include my children in it, more than just at the end of a 9-5 workday. What I never expected in my years as a director was to meet and be so motivated, so inspired and so empowered by other women who were also running a small business. It truly changed my life.
This Saturday March 23rd from 9-2, we are hosting our first ever market. 35 women vendors, who also have a dream. Who started their own businesses and with a lot of hustle and heart have been making it happen. I have been so fortunate to meet so many women entrepreneurs over the past five years, it was a natural fit to want to support this community of women.
The market this Saturday in association with The Mothering Vine is more than just a market. It’s a movement. It’s supporting, connecting and empowering women just like you and I, who are letting their light shine. Who are working to make life better for themselves, their family and their future. Only they’re doing it on their own terms working nights after kids go to bed, waking up early mornings to sneak in some work before kiddos wake up and or finding cracks during the day. We all make choices everyday that shape who we are and what we become. These ladies have chosen to stand out on their own and push themselves everyday to be the best they can be.
If you can make it, I encourage you to come out. There is never anything lost when a community comes together to support each other. There is only something gained. It is family friendly, so please bring your friends, your parents, neighbours, bring them all. This community appreciates it, as do I.
Here are the details of the market, I look forward to connecting with all of you this weekend. Thank you for your support, as always. I am truly grateful for this community.