Sometimes I need a trusted friend to look me straight in the eye and tell me something I already know about myself.
Can I take a moment to tell you how I feel about the SheHive?
Wait a minute - NO.
I’m not going to phrase that as a question.
Let’s try that again.
I’m going to take a moment, right now, to tell you how amazing this SheHive is and why it matters to me.
Let’s start from the beginning of my SheHive story
I first heard about the SheHive on a bleak January day two years ago.
That winter had me feeling stir crazy. I’d been working hard and taking too little time for myself. I as ignoring everyone around me and acting like a recluse.
Now, being the social creature that I am, this was not a good feeling.
So, in the dead of winter I signed up for any and all local events that caught my eye. Painting class? Yep. Wine night - Sign me up! Business Networking events? Sure, why not?
At one of those events, I lamented to a new friend about the lack of women-led spaces in the area. Then someone in the room mentioned this place called the SheHive.
For a moment I wondered if I had willed the SheHive into existence. Did I speak out loud about a hypothetical thing and then the universe was like “I Gotcha Girl”, easy as that?*
I didn’t even ask questions. I was on board with this “SheHive” from the moment I first heard of it. It could have been a cult, I would have joined willingly. Boom. Done. Sign me up.
Human Growth Chart
Fast forward to today. I’ve been attending one or two events a month for a solid two year streak.
I feel like a walking talking growth chart - where you can plot the lines of progress and watch them go up and up as the months go by.
As a SheHive KeyHolder I now have a stake in what happens at the SheHive. I’m responsible for keeping things running smoothly and helping out wherever my skills apply. And it’s totally a labor of love. No doubt about it.
I lead a Laughter Yoga group on Sunday. It brings me so much freakin’ joy I can barely contain it. And it checks off another one of those bucket list items.
...And I’m running into my SheHive friends all over town.
Everywhere I go - we’re out there.
SheHive women are giving each other secret nods across crowded rooms and not-so-secret bear hugs in grocery store aisles. We’re looking each other in the eye and saying, sincerely, “How are you – for real?”
The best part of the SheHive is that it isn’t just a place - it’s a whole community.
I’m so damn proud to be a part of it.
SheHive KeyHolder & Owner, ellell & co.