Beauty among the chaos

I know some of you have been following my journey the past few months as Anahata Collaborative has been dreamed up, thought through, cried over, panicked about, and presented to the world. And now I'm just a week away from opening the doors.

It has been an incredible journey of discovering who I am and what I'm really capable of. In the end Anahata Collaborative IS me. I'm building a space in which I'll want to spend countless hours every week, where I'll still feel creative and inspired, where I'll feel comfortable enough to welcome in more heart centered creatives, where I'll be able to open my heart to HELP others on this creative heartpreneur journey, and where people feel safe.  The ESSENCE is me. The LOOK is me. The FEEL is me. The FLOW is me. And let me tell you, that makes you step back and go...."Whoa". 

I have a lot of ideas for the members in this space to help them grow and be awesome. SO MANY IDEAS! But I want it to grow organically and I'm trying not to push my ideas on the space, and instead let them grow on their own. 

As you may know, I also took out a personal loan through a non-profit in Minneapolis called Women Venture. This will give me enough money to get the space open and running. BUT, what Anahata Collaborative really needs are local artisan created items in the space. It should be locally sourced and made my HANDS in the community. It needs locally made tables and benches, hand made pottery, hand made art aprons and dish towels, hand woven blankets, hand painted yoga mats, and a beautiful edible garden dreamed up by a local landscape artist. This is why I'll be launching an iFundWomen crowdfunding campaign starting September 1st. Our goal is $30,000 to be sure the artists are paid FAIRLY, and give us some extra money to get a new computer/printer/scanner, podcasting equipment, photography equipment, etc... 

I encourage ALL donations, even $5! Every little bit will mean SO MUCH to me. 

If you're in the area, we are also throwing an Opening Party September 1 from 6pm-9pm. The space will be pretty empty as we will have just gotten the keys, but I'm determined to bring in lots of good vibes and energy from the local community right away!!!! 

Thank you for being here, for seeing me, and allowing me to share my guts ♥