This morning I am sitting at Starbucks in Shawnee, OK with Margot playing cards, drinking frappes, and enjoying a chocolate croissant. We have just spent a couple hours walking around the mall. I think that half that time was spent walking around Claires, which was a really long time. If Victoria Secret has lounge chairs outside for husbands to sit upon I think that Claires deserves lounge chairs for dads to sit upon.
I have spent the last six weeks driving around Shawnee with one or more of my kids. We have visited numerous shops and stopped in numerous places to eat. We are beginning to find a few favorites, like The Gathering Place and Sadie J’s Popcorn. I have been praying about taking a new job here with Shawnee Forward, INC. What begin as a web site development project several months back turned into an offer to become the Director of Marketing and Events. Earlier in the year the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce and the Shawnee Economic Development Foundation merged to become Shawnee Forward. I will play a role in helping the organization communicate with existing and potential members and ensure that our events bring life and joy to our members and community. I will share more about this new work in the coming months.
Over the last seven years I have spent time volunteering with the Chambers of Commerce in Harrah and Choctaw. I love the interactions with the people, meeting new business owners and entrepreneurs, and using my skills to help others succeed. I am a people person and love seeing people win. I love contributing to great projects.
On January 2nd I will start my new journey with Shawnee Forward, INC. There will be many changes and shifts that accompany this new venture. We will be pulling our work/life pendulum back for awhile and finding new ways to spend time together as a family. The girls want me to start a family blog/vlog so we will be posting together as Shawnee Life, first on Facebook and later in some other mediums. I invite you to follow us there.
We will continue to live in Harrah for the foreseeable future. I have several opportunities that have opened up with Mission in Motion Design that I will be pursuing in Eastern Oklahoma County in 2019. Shawnee Forward, INC will be allowing me to continue servicing web and social media clients.
Please shoot me a message if you want to learn more about what is happening in my move. I will be blogging more about what is happening and about things in general in 2019. December is going by much more quickly than I had anticipated, but I would love to connect with as many of you as possible. Thank you.