Summer was not really what I envisioned it to be this year but I enjoyed it! I was excited about being able to be a part of the history making play “Not Without My Hijab” by my dear friend Halimah DeOliveira of http://www.beyouinhd.com and I spent time at a lakeside in NJ eating turkey burgers and chicken shishkabobs with my dear friend Maryam and her children. My cousins were on their way back to Georgia and came by to visit my family and I for a day. We laughed and told stories and shared tips on how to upgrade our mom skills! (insert laughing emoji) I traveled to Philadelphia to another stop on my book tour and poured into a beautiful group of sisters and ended the day with my dear friend Maniah Salaam of My Life My Choice LLC. Just two weeks ago I watched my dear friend Asiya Nasir of http://www.jessicares.org as she presented her graduating class for an Entrepreneur Series Class she taught in East Orange, NJ. Finally, I drove my 15 year old daughter to a life changing retreat for girls put together by Asiya Nasir of J.E.S.S.I.C.A. Cares. It was amazing and my daughter talked about the fun she had! It’s not easy getting these teenagers to actually do something outside of their comfort zones especially if it does not allow them access to their phones! smh! Life of a teenager in the Millenium! I love it! I am a little sad because my two youngest daughters went to Tennessee and I miss them terribly. I really hope to see them soon! My little one and I have been hanging out just about everyday and just having spurts of fun at local playgrounds and a water park. If only this little guy knew how exhausted I really was and actually understood it , I may have been able to take some naps in between all these adventures.(insert laughing emoji here)
I wondered how I could actually do all of this and make myself available for my business and it was actually not that bad. I started a facebook live show called BMOMS L.E.A.D. where I interview moms and they share their stories and insight on Life , Entrepreneurship, and Deen. Episode 3 will be aired today, as a matter of fact! I will be interviewing Boss Mom Fawziyyah Muhammad mom of 3, Health Consultant, and Fashion/Jewelry Designer! Tune in at 7pm tonight via my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UkhteeWalida
I am also putting the finishing touches on my BMOMS Success in Business Camp where I will be facilitating a series of webinars to help moms start and grow a business. There will be a series of 7 live webinars focusing on the basics of starting a business, creating a business plan, creating a marketing plan, branding tips for social media, Juggling motherhood and business, using webinars to grow business, and managing stress. Enrollment begins on September 15th and ends September 30. The camp will officially start on October 1, 2018. There will be an info session outlining what to expect and where questions about the program can be answered on September 30, 2018 at 8:30pm.
To top it all off, I will be actually starting school to finish my degree on September 4. I am really excited but then really undecided. I have not felt that I am not good at what I do nor do I really feel like I need to sit in a classroom for hours to get the education needed to do what I do. It is a struggle in my brain and I have 24 hours to decide if I am going to can the whole idea of going back to school and getting myself in more debt or just go for it. It has been a very tough decision for me because I have not understood why this is even important to me. Weird! Pray for me yall!
Peace, love, and hijab beloveds!
Ukhtee Walida-“The Boss Moms Coach”