There was lots of laughter, honest sharing, and a desire to help each other grow. What a wonderful experience! Special thanks go out to Becky and Greg from The Class Couple for organizing the meet-up and to GoNoodle for providing some supplies.
One of the women I met there, Molly, from The Sassy Sub created this fun linky that I thought I would join up with. You need to know - because it's pretty amazing on some levels - that Molly just got her first contracted position, and she's due to have her first baby in just a few weeks. Good for her!
I also started to think about why I do all of this. Everyone has their passions and this is one of mine. Although I started on TpT and TN thinking that it would help put my last child through college, I quickly realized that's truly not why I create products. I make products, I realized, because I love the affirmation that comes from knowing that someone else used something I made and found valuable.
And, after a lot of prayer, I committed to share a percentage of what I make with groups that I also feel as passionately about. In a few weeks, I'll attend my first meeting of 100 Women Who Care, a fairly new organization in my community. This group meets four times a year for an hour, and at those meetings, speakers from three previously-selected, local organizations speak for five minutes about what their organization does. At the end of the meeting, the women vote for one, and each woman gives a $100 check to that group. 100 women x $100 = a nice chunk of change to begin, or keep doing something good in our community. How cool is that?
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!