Hello there, the Internet, it’s Helaina. Yes I keep a low profile, and yes I’ve been lurking about some, but I’ve also been up to a few things. I’m married and the mom of two feisty little girls. Oh, and we live in New Jersey, much to my surprise! I’m an educator–the kids and I do good work together–and I’m also a motivator/activator/coach-type. Though I love working with young people, traditional teaching isn’t quite my thing. So for years, I’ve been trying to figure out how to keep connecting with and empowering kids outside of a classroom.
Which is what brings me here today: I’ve got something I’ve been working on and it’s gooood. Like I mentioned, there has been a lot of life stuff happening. Taking on the new roles of mother, wife, and entrepreneur has been both glorious and challenging because they are constantly reshaping my perspective as life unfolds. It’s taken a while to learn how to integrate all this newness and then find the words for it.
Until now. I’ve been working hard to create a vision that prepares our children to thrive in this complicated world. It’s so important to me, so dear to my heart, that I want to announce it, kind of like a commencement of a new chapter, but without the formal ceremony. Since there is no rite of passage for a 38 year-old woman ready to get all vulnerable and share her passion project, I’m doing that here, on my very first blog post. Now that I have this online home that I am proud of, where I can be myself, I can have you over for virtual tea!
So Hallelujah and Amen and a chorus of all the words that express gratitude and resonance! It is such a relief to finally have the courage to put myself out here and join the many conversations already in progress.
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