Last month, I was sitting on the patio with Casey and Jill. While we watched our kiddos romp through the yard, we had the same conversation that we had had many times before. How can we make the world a wee bit brighter for our children? What can we do to be positive role models for our daughters? Can we make a difference in women’s lives?
The conversation was familiar but something felt different. Our words, ideas and feelings were swirling together to form a project.
Our daydream turned to a “What if?”
Our “What if?” turned to “Let’s go for it!”
“That’s What She Said” was born.
72 hours later, we were pitching a 7 woman show to Krannert Center For The Performing Arts. (http://www.krannertcenter.com/)
For the love of all things chocolate, it is happening! On October 5, our daydream will take center stage. That’s What She Said: 7 Women Who Will Blow You Away! (http://shesaidproject.com/)
Here is the thing. This project was intended to give other women inspiration. It was intended to unite other women. It was intended to give other women the courage to step out of their comfort zones, tell their stories, and feel empowered.
But, I have spent the past month being blown away and inspired by others.
I have to admit that the word “serendipity” has always made me roll my eyes. I can’t help it. I’m just not a serendipity kind of gal.
But, this entire project has been driven by serendipity. From graphic designers to lawyers to speakers, there has been one serendipitous meeting after another.
I am fielding phone calls, texts and emails from women I have never met. There are four words that I have heard over and over, “How can I help?”
I love that a daydream on a patio is bringing women together.
I love that so many other people see value in women’s stories.
I love that every time I hang up my phone, I get to say to my daughter, “That was a lawyer/photographer/graphic designer who is donating her time to the project!”
So, whatever you are daydreaming about- say it out loud. Find your tribe and make it happen. If I can embrace serendipity, anything is possible.