Do you ever feel like you just don't belong? I'm not talking about those tricky tween years that we all struggled to get through...I'm talking about right now...Have you felt that way as an adult? I'm certainly raising two hands over here. There have been moments in my life, particularly since becoming mom, when I've felt like I was on the outside looking in. Making friends as an adult, for instance, is no easy feet...and making mom friends is even harder. So many moms seem to already be in a super tight clique that's borderline impossible to infiltrate. I walk past these women nearly every day at school drop off and pick up and wonder how they came to be close. I nod...I smile...I wave...I say my hellos, yet I never seem to be interesting enough to anyone to be brought into the fold.
Don't get me wrong...I have friends. I have a lot of them in fact. I'm blessed to know some incredible women who make me feel loved, valued and inspired every single day. What I don't have is a mom crew. You know the kind that all gather at each other's houses for coffee. The kind that picks each other's kids up from school. The kind that you can turn to for child care in a pinch. I've always felt a void in that area. I have friends who have that kind of network that they can fall back on in their neighborhoods and it's often bothered me that I haven't been able to find something similar.
So, an event where I can share and brainstorm with women who have also felt displaced at times would be right up my alley. How can we live our best life possible if we let life's little hiccups break our stride? Luckily the BELONG Tour is making its way across the country! This tour, held on Friday and Saturday evenings, is all about bringing women together to experience a connection, learn from each other and honor one another. Attendees will be treated to inspiring speakers like Patsy Clairmont, Angela Davis, Jen Hatmaker, Sharon Irving, Shauna Niequist, and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Nichole Nordeman.
I couldn't be more thrilled that they'll be headed to my hometown of Tampa in October. I bet they're coming to a city near you too:
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August 19-20 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
August 26-27 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
September 9-10 Ontario, CA CBB Arena
September 16-17 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
September 23-24 Denver (Loveland), CO BudweiserEvents Center
September30 – October 1 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
October 7-8 San Jose, CA SAP Center
October 14-15 Tampa, FL USF Sun Dome
October 21-22 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
November 4-5 Charlotte, NC Bojangles Coliseum
November 11-12 Hartford, CT XL Center
November 18-19 Atlanta (Duluth), GA Infinite Energy Arena
For $20 off this very special event, use our special discount code SWEET and head HERE to snag your ticket!
I hope to see you there! In the meantime, let's all tell a woman in our life how much she means to us. My bestie, for instance, might be several states away and not close enough for a weekly coffee date, but I'm beyond lucky to have her to rely on and treasure the times we do get to spend together all the more. The unbreakable bond that we share is what this tour is all about...BELONGING!
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