For the month of December, I’ll be shining light each day on some extraordinary women I know. They represent various fields and backgrounds, and I admire each for their passion and strength. These are bold, beautiful, brave women — artists, businesswomen, union organizers, nurses, writers, teachers, movie makers, designers, reporters, and all-around badasses.
Rachel Rosen is a messy (Monica-closet style) neat-freak who loves her babies, her husband, yoga, and food (in that order). She works hard at a job she loves, but in her downtime prefers a good book or to go to the movies. She likes to cook and learn new recipes because it’s her way of bringing people she loves together. She’s down for a good party (less so these days) but she does love to dress up and shake her booty.
1. What did you want to be “when you grew up?” An architect, or a chemist.
2. What makes you the most proud of yourself? Doing something so well it earned public praise.
3. What darkness have you overcome? How did you find strength? I think darkness is relative. For me, it’s been the relationship with my father (or lack thereof) the past 16 years and the void that’s left. Now, parenting a parent who is deeply depressed and struggling internally is hard. I have trust issues, control issues, and at times a lack of motivation to be around people, but then a deep loneliness as a result. I find strength in having information, a voice, and just putting one foot in front of the other, sometimes. It’s a wave, sometimes you ride it up, sometimes it crashes down, but it’s always cyclical. Just keep swimming!
4. Where will we find you on a Saturday morning at 10 a.m.? At yoga practice
5. What makes you smile the most? Nowadays, it’s my two year old. Watching her learn a new skill, or do something funny, or have a tender moment with my husband are those heart-warming moments I hope to never forget.
Today’s #OneGoodThing is sharing this extraordinary woman and our friend, Rachel Rosen, with all of you! We are stronger together, so let’s shine a light on our extraordinary sisters! If you’d like to participate or nominate a woman to participate, please send me a note or leave a comment! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything.
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2 years ago today: Cold, but fun market day
3 years ago today: My painted ladies