André Gide once said: “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” I’ve been missing in action from my blog since the holidays, and I wish I could say it was because I was sipping margaritas somewhere in Tahiti. It’s not been a vacation by any means – in fact, my awesome team has been working around the clock, on holidays and jumping off cliffs at every turn for the sake of expanding the efforts of Fight Back Productions and Girls Fight Back.
We’ve barely scratched the surface in bringing personal safety and self-defense education to the world, and we know that 2010 holds very good things. It’s been a ton of work, and we’re not even close to finishing with our big plans…but it’s also been super inspiring to grow our team to 20 people and feel the new blood in our organizations.
I’ve been reflecting a lot about what my blog will focus on this year. Most certainly, it will continue to discuss topics relating to women’s empowerment and violence prevention. This year I also plan to take on topics relating to motherhood, and more posts about entrepreneurship. Lately I’ve been approached by many people for advice on strategic planning, getting started as a speaker or using the web to create change. I plan to post my ideas on these subjects as well. In the coming weeks I’ll be making some big and exciting announcements on this blog…stay tuned for a very exciting year.