by Guadalupe Hirt
As the countdown to the end of year draws near, remember we aren’t just welcoming a new year, we are welcoming a new decade. Let that land for a little!
This year for me personally AND professionally, has been a year of tremendous trials and tribulations, but also of unfathomable successes and accomplishments. I could not have risen from my lowest of lows or celebrated the highest of highs without my family (of course), but this year in particular, I learned I could not have grown into the person I am right now, without the love and support of my SecondAct|Women tribe.
What is a tribe? For me, a tribe can be a person or a group of people that are unconditionally there for you and accept you as you are – no questions asked. They look out for you and are genuinely vested in your overall wellbeing. They bring out the best in you and you in them. What started as my beautiful and amazing tribe of 1 – aka #workwife Barbara Brooks – has since blossomed into a tribe of 1.5k+.
While I won’t deny that it has been a challenging year in many ways – financially, mentally and emotionally – I am amazed, humbled and inspired by the tribe you + we have created! From the genuine comments and engagement in our Facebook group, to the hugs and smiles exchanged at our social gatherings to the magic that unfolds at BizLifeCon, I can only think of one word to sum it all up – WOW! This tribe of once strangers turned SecondActers is a wonderful testament to the power and beauty that unfolds when women support other women and genuinely show up.
Since co-launching SecondAct|Women this year, I’ve learned that being part of a tribe of like-minded women is truly a gift. The saying “it takes a village” was created because we all need a village or a tribe to help us find our way in this world. A tribe to lift us up when we fall. A village to offer advice when we feel lost. A sisterhood that accepts us exactly the way we are – no questions asked. Can you go at it alone? Of course, but life is more fun with friends, just sayin’.
Here’s to finding your tribe and building beautiful connections!