The mission of The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation is to improve outcomes of pregnancy, childbirth, prematurity, and infancy, as well as aid in the grieving process through financial assistance, education, and advocacy
I start this newsletter with a slight bit of egg on my face. In advertising for our presentation on financial planning, I inadvertenly shared the wrong registration link. I found out Tuesday evening, but I had shared the incorrect link all over the place. Normally, finding this out would have sent me into a spiral, resulting in me feeling like a complete failure and negating all the good that I’ve done over one mistake.
But, thanks in large part to the Navigating Imposter Syndrome mastermind class I have been taking with Meg McKeen
and Erin Brown
, I stopped myself from the spiral and realized I was only human and the world did not stop over my one mistake and that I now had the blessing of time to fix it. While imposter syndrome is a controversial term these days, I also love this class/discussion and look forward to it every week because it’s an opportunity to really reflect on my inner critic and to feel like I am not the only one who suffers from that person inside us all who tells us we’re not good enough or that a simple mistake is earth shattering. I am really looking forward to our next educational presentation on April 13, a panel discussion on imposter syndrome
, especially as it relates to anyone on the parenting journey. If you’re interested (and I assure I have double and triple checked this link), register here
. Also, if you’re interested in being on the panel and sharing your story, please hit reply on the email or contact me
Oh, and if you missed the financial presentation presentation, Nicole did a phenomenal job and the recording is on our You Tube
channel for your viewing.
I’m also excited because you get to hear from a dear friend, Tomeka Isaac, for our inaugural piece in a series we are calling Friday Five
. I was so lucky to meet Tomeka in May 2019 at Mom Congress
. Somehow drawn to each other, we were both nearing the one year anniversary of our first child’s birth and death and were the moms without living children at the event. Her son Jace, who was born still, provides me comfort as I imagine he and Colette are friends who brought their moms together. Tomeka also co-founded and now is executive director of Jace’s Journey
, an organization that educates about racial and ethnic disparities and how to overcome them. Her story is so powerful and I am so glad that I get to share her Five Things I Wish I Knew about Getting Pregnant At 40
Also, as I have reflected on my workload and the always impossible, but pressing balance of work and life and kids and home, I have made the decision to make this a biweekly newsletter. So, next week, March 26, will be an off week for me and then we’ll be back for April 2 (which just so happens to be my 39th birthday)!
Have a fantastic week!