HOW I GOT HERE...
one brave chick started out as an email address. It was the one I created after my marriage ended. Sitting at my computer I contemplated what username to create. I'm not sure why I wanted my email to mean something but it occurred to me was that I'd been through a lot in my life. But who hasn't right? No one gets through this life unscathed.
By far, the most defining moment was when I went through what I would call a 'living death' - the hideous experience of having my husband walk away and want nothing to do with me. The experience of grief was the same as if he had died, except I had to see him every week because of our beautiful children.
I made a very conscious decision to learn as much as I could from such an awful situation. I wanted the best possible outcome for my children and realised that in order for that to happen, I had to live life with integrity, kindness and in a way that would show my two little people that even when life gets really tough, you still have a choice about how you respond and that response can be kind, empathetic and compassionate.
In making that choice though, it takes courage...dare I say bravery to do things differently; to allow the tsunami of emotions come and go, to visit the depths of grief and despair and not fall off the cliff into the bitterness that can come with heartbreak. I have to admit, I teetered on the edge of that cliff more than a few times.
So, sitting at my computer, in those moments of reflection of what had brought me to that point, one brave chick seemed very apt!
So here I am....I've wandered into that vulnerable, uncomfortable space in deciding to name my business one brave chick. I worried about what people would think. But after spending all of my life worrying what people think, it was time to stop, get comfy in my own skin and live the life I want; for that I need to continue to be one brave chick.