She Says: Kristin Louise
Updated: Nov 10
Kristin, like many women juggling life and parenting in this wild time, took a pivot in her career and followed her gut. These kind of moves are not for the faint of heart. I asked Kristin to share a nugget of wisdom from her experience in hopes of passing on some grit to other women (perhaps you?) who might be facing similar forks in the road.
What an opportunity, 2020.
The world shuts down, recalibrates, reflects, and hopefully enacts progression and change from a wiser, more introspective, enlightened place? Yes, please.
No doubt this has been a year to remember, but at the end of the day, we as individuals are still the determining factor of how we interpret our year and reflections. I am choosing adventure. Yes, I am a single mom working a full time job and if I am being honest, I have been a really crappy home school mom amidst this pandemic.
We have chosen a lot of free-range, independent, build your own adventures/education. The outcome so far? Lots of laughter, smiles, talks about mental health and big dreams brewing. It's actually been pretty awesome and inspired me to make my own pivots within my professional life.
"Listen to your gut" is what 2020 has yelled at me, and I have been leaning in hard and good.
"Life is short!"
"What relationships are you valuing?"
"What toxic family members do you need to cut cords with?"
"What career move, or climb, have you been striving for?"
"What fears or grudges have been holding you back?"
"The time is NOW."
If this pandemic can teach us anything, it's that life is short, it's brutal, it's all consuming, it's a juggle, it's a mandate, it's....life. But guess what? We control our response, our energy, our mindset, our attitude, our aptitude.
I am choosing to see adventure amidst the juggle, the stress, the heartache, the challenges, the uncomfortable growth. I hope you can too.
Kristin Louise (formerly Ahmer) is a nationally recognized entrepreneurial executive that embraces helping other startups navigate their project management goals with an emphasis on creative collaboration built on authentic communication for the greater good of the social and fiscal impacts of our communities. She loves building, creating and ever evolving, but her #1 gig will always be momma bear to her eleven year old son, Will Reef and nine year old daughter, Sage Everly. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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