Tuesday, November 4, 2014

OVERCOMER: Shannon Magsam

She is the cutest little pint of energy.  This woman leaves a wake of joy wherever she goes.  She is joy.  She is energy.  She is giving.  And, she is not afraid to share all of herself with those she is around.  I love when I walk into an event and see her smile.  She knows who she is, what she has to give and can teach us all a lesson about being a great mom and keeping all her priorities in check and embracing life as it rolls your way.

My gal Shannon - yes, the Mom Prom one who halls around the hottest guys in the back seat of her car!

  • What have you OVERCOME? Fear. Of commitment (so maybe I shouldn’t get married?), of not being a good mother (so maybe I shouldn’t have a baby?), of starting my own business (so maybe I shouldn’t start a business?), of being myself (so maybe I shouldn’t share parts of me that people might not like?).
  • What was your turning point?
    I married an amazing man (he’s just right for me). I gave birth to a baby girl who is about to turn 13. I started nwaMotherlode.com. I turned 40. In other words, I was fearful about so many of the things that I felt led to do but did them anyway. And I'm so, so glad I did. (Now the 40 part just happened whether I liked it or not).
  • 5 word life mantra - "Put on your big girl pants." (Sorry, that’s six words)
  • Quote you live by - “Scream and leap.” - My husband. “I love you, mom” - My daughter. “Just ask. What are they gonna do, take away your birthday?” - My business partner. “Be still and know that I am God.” God via the Bible.

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