This website fulfills my a goal I’ve held for four years: finding my voice through a personal blog.
In the past year I’ve hit my stride as a small business owner and developed a community of friends and fellow business owners, much to the thanks of FemCity Des Moines. There are so many passionate women in Des Moines pursuing their dreams while making a difference, and I’m grateful to meet more of them every month.
Some of my favorite slots filling my calendar involve meeting up in coffee shops and leading FemCity Des Moines’ monthly book club. These conversations, right at the heart of what troubles, inspires, and connects us, are some of the most helpful and inspiring moments in this phase of life.
My goal is to continue those conversations through this blog. When I first started out in Illuminated two years ago, I felt isolated and unsure of how to grow a business or design a life that’s fulfilling and joyful. I wish I had known of a resource to turn to during that first year to prevent the stress and struggle (although I know that the trials make us stronger). I want this corner of the web to fill that gap.
What can you expect from future posts? A mix of book reviews (because if you didn’t know, I’m a total book worm with a waiting stack); tips on productivity, working from home, and how to build a brand, not just a business that I’ve learned so far in my small business journey; and stories from local women in business.
Watch out for three new posts per week, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like to grab coffee or have questions.