Real Life Super Heroes. That was the #candidchallenge theme for this week. At first a seemingly impossible theme for me. But throughout the week heroes started to show up every day. The Physical Therapist who's been pushing me, helping me and high-fiving every accomplishment. My teenage niece, Alex who always dances to her own song and is proof that asperger's syndrome can look different in everyone. My sister, Kerry, who closed up her daycare business so she could find personal happiness in a new adventure. My other teenage niece Bay, who always steps up to help and do the right thing even when she'd rather be doing something else. And the list just keeps on growing.
It wasn't until last night when I was sitting at a table at the Metro Omaha Women's Business Center Annual fundraising gala, that it all clicked for me. All of these superheroes throughout the week, have something in common. They're women. They are fabulous , and unique, and not afraid to live boldly! I met even more wonder women last night. Kacie, my small business banker, invited me to the event. She's working full time, planning a wedding, going to grad school, networking and volunteering in her spare her time. I met Brigette who is a mental health practitioner that uses innovative therapies to help children at her Council Bluffs practice. Larissa is a Server and Certified Trainer and also happens to be Kacie's MOH.
All of these women and so many others in a room...lifting each other up, supporting one another, and celebrating! Here's to all the women out there blazing their own paths! YOU are my Real Life Superheroes!