I moved to Teas over 6 years ago but I am just now feeling like an official Texan.
Austin is such a transient city that you hardly ever meet anyone who was born and raised here. As they say here in Texas…
” I’m not from here but I got here as soon as I could”
My first few years in Texas , I was stuck in a corporate office and I worked way too many hours. I was never able to embrace the city or the people. Entrepreneurship has afforded many luxuries, the main one is the networking and ability to connect with people that I wouldn’t have otherwise had the time or bandwidth to meet. And the ability to enjoy Austin fro the amazing city it is.
So, how do I know I’m a Texan? I LOVE BLUE BONNET SEASON!!! Yes, that is a Texas thing for sure sure.
Never had I thought that I would be waiting with baited breath for the bluebonnets to blossom, but here I am. I cant even explain the excitement I felt when I saw a few blooming the other day.
So YUP, I’m a Texan.
Its kind of weird to say that out loud because I have lived in five different stated in the last 25 years. I have lived in NY, PA, AZ, MD and now I call TX home and I have no intention on leaving.
I was a ” corporate brat” I moved wherever the job and promotion took me. But YEEHAW… I’m here to stay.
As a Texan ( I pay taxes and I own my home so don’t argue with me). Not only do I love blue bonnets but I am also driven to give back to the city and the community. One of Elan Life Coaching and The Kool Auntie’s core values is philanthropy. I am passionate and happy to partner with organizations like safeaustin.org (domestic violence) and NAMI.org (mental health)
The Kool Auntie Podcast
On THE KOOL AUNTIE podcast this week, I talked about two of the organization that I have partnered with and how being connected with them not only fills my heart and spirit but it also makes me feel like I am truly making a difference.
- Book recommendation: I AM NOT SICK I Don’t Need Help by Xavier Amador, Ph.D
- Leisure reading and Self Care: OWN YOUR GLOW by Latham Thomas
- Wine of the Day: Stella Rosa Peach (I added some frozen peaches yummmm)