Heard (HERd)

I have a cold, nothing horrible, just a cold. I’m a big baby. Haven’t gotten out of my PJ’s sipped on tea with honey, covered myself in my doTERRA Oils, and had chicken soup for lunch. As I sit/lay/lounge here watching HGTV I can’t think about how lucky I am. I remember back in the day dragging myself out of bed with a fever because taking “a day off” was just not an option. Working full time and being a single mom of three was not easy. I can look back on days like today and see how far I’ve come. So I wanted to say to all the mom’s out there struggling to make it out of the house in the morning, through your work day, to all the pick ups and drop offs that become the norm when your kids have places to go and practices and games and classes and play dates…it gets easier, and guess what? You’re gonna miss the chaos, the yelling and even the fighting.

Being in my 50’s has made me realize a lot of things. I have mellowed and finally realized what’s important and what’s not. I don’t run towards drama, certainly not other people’s, like I used to. I understand just like I want people to respect me, I must respect them. I will gladly help someone when they need it, but only when they are willing to help themselves. I am proud of who I am and who I come from, but not embarrassed to say, as soon as I knew better I did better. I was not the best mom, but always did the best I could. I have watched my children make mistakes, and am very proud of them when the figure it out and move forward. Life is not easy, but as the years go on you learn…I learn something new every day. Sometimes it is a lesson I do not wish to know, yet, it is still a lesson learned.

Owning a small business has taught me a lot, you cannot be faint of heart if you are “putting yourself out there,” and that is what we do everyday. Branding yourself and your business is not an easy feat. I am learning more about it as I go, as are all the vendors up at Seaglass. I’ve been thinking about starting a FB group not necessarily for business owners per se, but more for women of a “certain age.” I’m at the age where I worry about acne and wrinkles, hormones, my adult kids, running a business and a house. I’m concerned about my mom, my husband and my stepson. I miss my stepdaughter. Life is easier, but not at all, if that makes sense. I wonder if I’m the only one who has a TON of stuff floating around in my head. I wonder when I read a book or article or find a product that “works” if someone else out there needs that same info. When I feel like a failure I could use words of encouragement…I know I’m not the only one. I’d like to start a group for women to support each other, to build each other up and to remind us, we are not alone. A place to go and ask a question and not be judged, shamed or guilted. So I’m curious, who wants to be part of my online girl gang?!? (Men are invited too, however, you will have to put up with “female” stuff, like the fact that I am 51, get hot flashes, but am still blessed with a monthly visitor – I feel I might complain about that A LOT. At least once a month. LOL)

HERd is be a group where you can vent, ask a question or suggest a product. It will be about helping, learning and supporting each other. It will be a place to be heard. It’s in the process and should be open to join today or tomorrow. So if you are a business owner (not a requirment), in your 30’s or older, trying to figure out the next phase of your life, and trying understand your body I’d love for you to pop in and see if it’s something that might be helpful for you!

Published by seaglasssalvagemarket

My name is Kelli, I live in Leland, NC and I own Seaglass Salvage Market, a once a month indoor/outdoor Meet the Maker Market. On the third weekend of each month you will find artists, artisans and entrepreneurs selling handmade, homemade, resale and retail items out of our two warehouses. We also have food trucks each day of Market, as well as outdoor vendors and outdoor seating (weather permitting). We are open, rain or shine, the **3rd Weekend** of every month! Friday, Saturday and Sun 9:00-3:00 and can be found at 1987 Andrew Jackson Hwy in Leland, NC. Once a month, every month, all year round!

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