I received some exciting news this week. I have been nominated for the Women are Roses Award, which is through Women With Gifts International. They are a nonprofit organization created by women for women.
This incredible organization has been around since 2010, and it is their goal to teach, inspire, and empower women, especially those who struggle financially, have been abused physically and/or sexually, and also to help women who have mental health issues. They believe in motivating others as well as leadership development.
Women are Roses Award and Ceremony
This organization goes beyond helping those in need. They also showcase successful women who educate, inspire, and motivate women and others. Women With Gifts features incredible women who come from all walks of life and who have really made an impact.
You can nominate a woman who you believe is inspirational and deserves recognition. Majority of the honorees are nominated by others who feel they are successful in their goals of educating, motivating, and inspiring others. Each year, the Women Are Roses Award Ceremony is held as a way to honor women who inspire others. It is also as a fundraiser for those who are less fortunate, which is beyond wonderful.
You can see why I am so excited to be a nominee. This is an organization that does wonderful things for women and those in need, and to even be a speck on their radar is so magical. I can’t thank you all enough, and to whomever nominated me, your support and belief in me and my cause means more to me than words can express.
Let the Fundraising Begin
The ceremony takes place in Colorado Springs on June 6, 2020. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you know that I didn’t have much of a honeymoon- we took a day trip to D.C. for museums, because that’s all we could afford. Plus, we love history and museums. I also have never actually spent a night away from my kids. I stayed one night away from my oldest, who is 4, while I was giving birth to our daughter, but that is it. So, making this trip happen would be like a little honeymoon getaway.
When it comes to being away from my kids, that’s where I find my biggest challenge. I suffered from terrible post-partum depression and separation anxiety when both of my kids were born, and now, we have been working on having them stay over night with grandparents. We usually get a phone call to come get them in the middle of the night or early hours of the morning, but it is a work in progress.
I love my kiddos so much, but to get away for a weekend with my husband would be so lovely. We are mainly a one income family, because even though I work at home as a blogger and author, I don’t even make a fraction of what my husband does. I’m definitely not one of those six figure bloggers, but I’m hoping to figure out a way to make this trip work.
I have thought about fundraising ideas, and I will make this award ceremony and trip my goal with Kofi, because I can’t imagine not going to something so spectacular and meaningful. My dream is to make a difference by helping women see that their bodies and their entire selves are beautiful and amazing just the way they are, and being nominated for my efforts is such a blessing.
I’ve considered a GoFundMe page, but all of that makes me feel kind of guilty. I feel like those types of fundraising programs are for people who need something much larger than help with plane and hotel fare for an award ceremony and gala. I’d love to share fundraising ideas and options with you all and hear your suggestions and thoughts.
I still can’t believe I was nominated, and whether or not I get to go and be an honoree, this means so much to me. This means that I was able to make my goals a reality, because all I want to do is help inspire others to love themselves unapologetically. So, being nominated means someone out there felt that I have done that, and that is what makes me the happiest.
I hope you have a beautiful week. I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas on all of this. Thanks again for reading and being there during my journey. I love and appreciate all of you.