My Mission



School has started and from the window of my house I can see the red brake lights of cars lining up to drop off their precious cargo. The teachers have, more than likely, been there for weeks setting up their classrooms and have been in school this morning for an hour or more, after getting very little sleep the night before. This is the first year I’m not there too.

I wondered how I would feel today.

As the new business begins to get a little busy and the nonprofit begins to take shape, I can say that I made the right decision. I’ll miss the kids  today. Some of them knew they would have me as a teacher this year and I think they will be disappointed. Some of the students that return to tell me how their summer was, or show me that they grew into young men or women, will wonder where I am.  I’ll miss some of my colleagues too. I’m going to need to create a new work community as I also try to stay in touch with people I have known for years.

Deep in my heart I know that I’m doing the right thing. I have something else to do in this life and in the infancy of this nonprofit I am creating I can see it taking shape. It’s the meshing of all I’ve done before coming to together. I continue to meet other woman that have started nonprofits in the oddest ways. I pick up just the right article or book. I mention what I’m doing to a person who knows someone who can help me. It’s just all falling into place. It feels right.

So there is a bit of melancholy, but more so an overwhelming feeling of having made the right turn in search of my mission. What a relief!

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. 
~Ralph Waldo Emerson 

About Magnolia Beginnings

Just when you think you have it all down it changes again or... “Reshaping life! People who can say that have never understood a thing about life—they have never felt its breath, its heartbeat—however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material that needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself, it is infinitely beyond your or my obtuse theories about it.” ― Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

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    • The focus will be helping women living below the poverty line start businesses so they can become self supporting. The way I see it eventually we’ll offer classes in business development, ESL, computer programs such as Quickbooks, legal advice, other classes, support groups and grants and micro lending. It will be self supporting initially because each transcation from my for profit business has a percentage built in as a donation.Eventually I’ll need to fundraise too. It should take about a year before it’s really going. I’ve dreamed of doing something like this all of my life and I’m really excited. Thank you so much for asking.

  1. The Universe does conspire to line up all you need for the new chapter in life and boy what a great new beginning! Here’s to aligning yourself to the big picture and may everything fall into place beautifully! Proud of you. Sharon

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