Seriously, there is nothing more inspiring than spending the day around inspiring women. I have been attending the MA Conference for Women for over three years now, and each year brings me more inspiration. This year, Meryl Streep and Viola Davis headlined the conference, which made for an incredibly packed conference area in the Seaport area of Boston. Having a tradition each year like going to a conference is really neat because I have a chance to look back on the past year and see what has changed. Last year, I would’ve thought you were crazy if you were to tell me that I was going to end up moving to LA and buying a Club Monaco jacket for winter. I’d never splurge on an expensive jacket or find myself moving to a place like Hollywood. It’s been 12 months, and here I am with both. I was lucky to bring a few of my friends to the conference this year so we could all connect and talk about what inspired us during the day. I find so many women don’t like supporting each other, and that is really difficult for me to understand. Why don’t women want to lift each other up instead of bring each other down?
I didn’t speak at the conference this year (I am always missing the darn deadline to apply) but I did get interviewed for a local morning show in MA. I was interviewed for over 20 minutes about my nonprofit M.I.N.T., as well as my advice for parents and teens who aren’t sure what they want to do with their lives or if they want to take a gap year in between going to college. I’m the first person to say that you should do what your heart tells you to do (cliche, but honest) and not to listen to your family because they may not have the best advice for you. It’s common that families want you to follow a traditional path that will guarantee you income in the future, but if you’re interested in starting your own company, there will never be any guarantee. You have to be willing to take the leap to see what happens in the end!