MMIA Magazine - Million Moms In Action Magazine June/July 2014 - Page 4

cover story BIG VISION, CRAZY mission Meet the Publisher When I was in my early teens I would lock myself in the bathroom and stand in front of the mirror for hours imagining what my life would be like when I turned 18, 19, and 20 years old. How I would look, how I would talk, and how I would act were all images running through my head in anticipation of becoming “a grown woman.” Sometimes, I even acted out conversations as “my grown self” complete with a husband and children. My imagination was so intense that I would get SUPER excited every single time. Fast forward to my life now...as I look back, none of the things I imagined actually happened the way I pictured they would. In fact, I think that most women would agree with me when I say that none of my life has been “according to plan.” Now although this may be true, it doesn’t mean that we’re not capable of having the life we’ve always dreamed of. Yes, life happens to us all but that’s what life is all about; Learning to adjust your sail and stay afloat even during the toughest of storms. This analogy is a huge part of why I decided to create MMIA Magazine. MMIA is more than just a magazine -it’s a movement. Million Moms In Action (MMIA) was founded in the spirit of motherhood and sisterhood and to inspire, support, and create 1 million entrepreneur moms worldwide. As women, we often struggle with balancing career and family thinking that we can’t have the best of both worlds. If we choose to focus on one then it’s usually at the expense of the other. However, I firmly believe that we can (and must) find some sort of balance between the two so that we can a) create a better environment for our children and our family as a unit and b) fulfill the void we experience when we don’t follow our passions. Each of us were uniquely gifted with special talents and abilities for the purpose of sharing with the world. When we let that gift die without being nurtured it’s as if you’re robbing the world of the blessings that we’ve been longing for. Yes there are people waiting for you and your unique gift. Now what are you going to do about it? Within each issue of MMIA Magazine you will get exclusive articles, interviews, tips, and resources from women throughout the world who are not only entrepreneurs, but also extraordinary moms. My sincere hope is that with each page turn you are awakened to the buried passion that lies within you and you’ll be inspired to live an unapologetic life full of power, passion, and purpose. 4 | MMIA Magazine | June 2014