"The Social Network of the South"
I promised my regular blog readers that I would share some of what I learned during the Southern C Summit with them, and thought I would share this here, as well. As most of you already know, it was an unbelievable gathering of incredibly talented, Southern-based women (and a sprinkling of men) – artists, bloggers, designers, and other creative small business owners – that came together to share start-up stories, tips, and practical know-how. And while I was genuinely struck by the ingenuity in the room, I was also struck by how many of the Summit participants were mothers.
Now, why I would find this a surprise is beyond me. I’m a mother myself, of a 3-year old boy that likes hot dogs, sunflowers, and Spiderman. I also work full-time at a “real job,” while juggling my husband and son, blogging at night, contributing to Broadway+Thresher, and managing my other pursuits. Some days I feel completely overwhelmed (and exhausted). And when I look at other people who are doing what I would like to do more of, I think – “Oh, they must not have kids. Or, they must have an inordinate amount of help. Or maybe they’re just Wonder Woman? Otherwise, how could they do it all?”
Many of the women I met last week, however, were “normal” moms that were also juggling. They talked about Girl Scout troop meetings, and how softball season affected their work schedule, and how their teenagers learned to get dinner started. Which brings me back to what I learned at the Southern C Summit...click here to continue.