So today ladies I broke free... I broke free of kids duties and track pants ( well, for 2 hours anyway).
Today was a much needed moment in time... sometime away from the stresses of 'mumlife', a moment to network and see a community that I really didn't know existed. Why, I don't know... perhaps I am so tightly wound in the four walls of our drama...
I was invited to check out the space at The Woolshed, alongside Illawarra based bloggers, digital influencers and business women for a lovely, brunch.
It truly was a beautiful morning. Who doesn't want to have beautiful coffee, eat delicious food and network with like minded people??!!!
So I was actually really mind blown at this establishment. Whilst I was there to see their new spaces and network I was interested in love and support offered by this establishment to the community.
Most of you know my background.
Some of you, just checking in now with us don't.
So a refresh.
Mother of 2 (one with ASD, one with a rare autoimmune), autism advocate, blogger, freelance writer and wife.
More importantly a woman who stands for inclusion for all!
Mission= show the world that everyone is simply 'different' and not less than, whether you are on the spectrum or neurotypical or find yourself with other attributes that make you 'different', we all contribute to the world is one way or another, be it big or small.
We all need love, support and understanding.
We are one WORLD.
So.... I was blown away with this space first and foremost. The Woolshed is a beautiful, warm, cosy environment with delicious food and coffee.
YES... I was one of 'those' people who thought The Woolshed was just a coffee shop on the Prince Highway!!!!
Boy was I wrong... it's so much more than that.
It's a real community!
I was really pumped to find out they host a free event one evening every week for all walks of life called 'community kitchen'.... and .... they have a youth intuitive to help break the cycle of youth homelessness in the Illawarra.
CUE warm heart... CUE new coffee haunt.... CUE Illawarra let's get behind this community of wonderful people who GIVE BACK!!!!
I have had wonderful discussions today and am super interested in The Woolshed and everything they have in store in the future.
It just makes me even more aware with where my money goes and who I support in my local area. Do the same beautiful people, support people who support people. Support people who give back.