I was reflecting the other day on how blessed I am. I’m at a place both personally and professionally that glimmers with examples of what most would call “success”. For me, hands down, success for me has been measured through my role as a mom.

The day my firstborn, my son, came into this world I was officially inducted into the mom’s club. I took my role very seriously and was afforded the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom. At an early age, I’ve always seen my son as a quiet warrior who enjoyed independent playtime: an observant, critical thinker, who leads with his empathetic heart for others.

By the time my second child, my daughter, my “Sunshine,” was born, motherhood took on a whole new meaning. From the moment my daughter came into the world she had a curiosity about everything around her. At just a few days old she was holding her head up on her own and everyday since I’ve watched my daughter blaze a trail for herself on her own terms. There is a duality to her personality that is reflected through her creativity, intellect, style and perspective.

For some, success is measured in where they’ve been, the experiences they’ve had, what they’ve accomplished in business and the financial portfolio they’ve garnered. Though I can appreciate those as successes too, my greatest success has come through my role as a mother. I count it to be such a blessing to be a mom. I stand on the shoulders of all the amazing mom’s that have come before me.

To all the women near and far that have been afforded an opportunity to raise and nurture children. To you I say, Happy Mother’s Day!

When I think of vibrant, the words bright, colorful, enthusiastic, exciting and energetic come to mind; all the words that put a smile on my face. Vibrancy can show-up in a person’s style or their personality.

Moving from Winter style into Spring comes the vibrant color palette with it. More bright colors are found on the runways, which make it into retail stores and eventually to our closets. I personally love color and incorporate quite a bit of vibrancy in my fashion choices and with my make-up. I even spread my wings with my manicure and pedicure colors heading into this time of year. It uplifts my spirits and I’m amazed at how many compliments from others I get as well. There was a time when I generally kept my nails and toes in pink or orange hues. Now you can find me in shades of green, purple and even blue.

Having a name like Praise Delight it’s assumed I have a vibrant personality. Truth be told: for the most part I do. When I’m out, I often get complimented on my smile. For me, this is one of the greatest compliments someone can give me. I try to smile as often as I can and for anyone that knows me, I love to laugh. I enjoy being of service to others and get such fulfillment out of it both in my personal and professional life.

With all that, we continue to experience our ever changing world, what better time to share your vibrant side with others. Whether through your style or your personality, don’t hold back on sharing your bright or energetic side. It’s amazing what it can do for you and for those you interact with!

I love being a woman! If you ask me to try to be more specific, it would be tough to narrow it down, but I’d say it’s because I’m able to lean into my femininity, while mastering how to use my masculine energy. I have a keen intuitive sense and I absolutely adore the variety within women’s fashion.

If you ask me, there’s nothing like being a woman. When it comes to learning to balance my feminine energy, consisting of my sensitivity, nurturing and compassionate spirit with my masculine energy, consisting of willpower, clarity, and focus. The key is finding a nice balance. As a woman, I feel it’s important that I lean into both sides. However, I’m mindful to allow the softer side of me shine!

Since a young child I’ve always been very intuitive. I recognize this is one of my superpowers and it’s been very useful in my personal and professional life. I remember my maternal grandmother telling me that all women have it, some are just more in tune with it than others. I can’t say I always follow my intuition but what I can say is there is always this knowing inside me when I don’t.

To know me is to know my passion for fashion. I’ve been told I have a timeless, sophisticated style and I’ll take that. I have an appreciation for all types of fashion, even styles I may not wear personally. I think fashion is meant to compliment your personality and personal style. There are endless possibilities with women’s fashion and I absolutely love that. You can go from sporty, to couture, to edgy, to vintage, to classic and everythIng in between.

I can be sensitive one minute and sassy the next. I can be laser-focused one minute and daydreaming the next. I can be leading meetings in the boardroom and cooking a favorite meal for my family the next. All of these are true for me and I embrace each one of them. To all my fierce and fabulous women, Happy Women’s History Month!