Why, you might ask, am I starting a blog? Well, I have been thinking of starting one for some time now, but I didn't really feel like I had enough to say (at least enough that other people might be intersted in hearing). However, lately I have been thinking about my life and all that I have accomplished in the last year, and I figured why not? If I can share just one small bit of inspiration (or even a laugh or two) with someone else, then it will all be worth it.
I chose the name "It Takes A Village" because I am a huge believer that we need one another for survival. Without my "village" (family, friends, co-workers, neighbors) I would have never been able to survive the loss of my marriage and single-motherhood. I lean on those in my village on a daily basis, both physically and emotionally. Many times people (women especially) think that in order to show our strength we must go it alone. That simply isn't true. We all need people in our lives to share the joys and pains that we encounter. Afterall, what fun is life if we have no one to share it with?