This past week I heard two life changing events; one that is an ongoing, positive journey and the other, a tragedy that shakes me to my core and will break my heart for a lifetime. It was a tippingpoint for me as I question why things happen and rack my brain to figure out what actions I can take to make a difference. There are so many topics that I want to cover immediately, but thought it was wise to map out my goals and objectives.
1) Make a difference. This is one small blog in a virtual world of noise, but this will be my vehicle to raise awareness for people, events, causes and companies.
2) Create an online team. I like to encourage others to achieve professional and personal success and conversely, I am always open to constructive criticism and coaching. The blog will encourage people to stop complaining, make new goals and find the inner strength to get it done. I hope to receive feedback that will help me improve my overall performance as well.
3) Provide entertainment. I love to host big parties, make great food, find the best wines and perfect cocktails and make people laugh out loud with my real life stories. The blog will build mindshare around a variety of products, events, stories and other topics that will bring a smile to your face.
Why the name “Pig Pen”? I raised pigs growing up and it was the beginning of a strong work ethic, overcoming fear of the unknown and the thrill of victory. (Champion Trio winner, 1982). Plus, I have been known to be a little messy and this name just sounded like the right brand for me.
Expect a tip in each blog covering everything from wines, great recipes to fun activities. Wine pick: Heavyweight, a California Cabernet Sauvignon. $10/bottle