I'm working on it.
Jamarie is a wonderful person I met a few years ago, through my brother. Quite funny how things happen - he had just moved to Seattle and was renting a room in a friend's house. Jamarie and her husband had just moved to Seattle from the east coast as well, and they were subletting a room in that same house for the month until they knew where they wanted to go next. My brother pulled me inside one day after we had dinner out together saying, "you have to meet my new housemates!" I was reluctant and feeling shy.... I went in... and then POW! WOW! Jamarie and Thom are AWESOME HUMANS! Even funnier, Thom grew up in the same hometown I did. Thom has the actual same birthdate as my husband, too!
Opportunities and people come into your life when you least expect it. Those are the gifts that life give to us.
Anyways, it's an honor that Jamarie decided to include me with this community of amazing women of entrepreneurship and leadership. I learned a lot from this experience - and watching all of the videos of the other women, I know I have a lot more to learn. Luckily, I like learning and I have a great group of people (family, friends, advisors, mentors, investors...) that continue to be part of my team in life.