How I Got Here
With Brave Wings She Flies
Every day I work on discovering and creating an AHmazing Life by being authentically happy through learning and leading.
I'd describe myself as a creatively-complicate-organized lover of angel wings. Not only because of my name, but because I believe we have the power to soar beyond our comfort zone and surpass that we seem to set for ourselves. It can be hard. It can be tricky. But it can be freeing.
An Omaha-area 911 Center was my career for the beginning of what you'd call my adult life. I spent 20 years in an environment which can be minefield of emotions from overwhelming heartbreak to overwhelming joy, from chase to boredom and laughter to tears. The latter part of that journey was as the Training Manager creating policies and procedures, learning about risk management along with the development and implementation of a Communications Training Officer program to ensure the safety of the responders and public.
On September 27, 2011 at 1:00pm, I officially created a store I fell in love with as the key turned and the door opened. Within the walls of Absolutely Her, you'd find an experience which went against the norm of what a consignment store should look like here in the Omaha metro area. Specializing in unique displays and environment, AH won numerous Best of Omaha awards along with the Omaha & Sarpy County Readers Choice Awards. Just shy of 8 years, I locked her doors on August 31, 2019 at 4:07pm. 2,895 days, 3 hours and 7 minutes to be exact.
While I was a store owner, I was a member of NARTS: The Association of Resale Professionals. I have been asked to speak and present workshops on numerous occasions with topics including processes, hiring & team building/employees, developing the right environment for your store and creating displays. I continue being a part of this organization as an affiliate member where I support store owners in their operations as well as continuing to present for their conferences.
Along the way I learned a lot of what to do, but more importantly, what NOT to do. Those, I've decided are some of the best life lessons we are ever taught.
Not knowing what was ahead, but in hindsight, I see it all clearly. There was a storm brewing no one saw coming. 2020 was a path of uncertainty and a path of clarity. It's led me here. It's led you here. Let's see what we can do together.