Get Yourself Out There

Leigh M. Nemetz | Attorney | Writer | 3WCircle Member | TBD

You know that feeling when you are supposed to go somewhere or do something, but all you really want to do is go home (or stay home if you are already there), curl up under a blanket, and hide from the world? When you feel too off to go out and try to be “on”?

I was having one of those days last week. If you read my earlier blog on this site, you know that I am very recently a not-currently-practicing attorney. This is week three of the first time in my adult life that I have not had a job. For

I stood up before a room full of mostly strangers, and Miki and Taylor and Caroline and other very successful entrepreneurs, and as I relayed my business idea, the sadness and uncertainty and “off”-ness I’d been feeling just hours before vanished and I felt hopeful and revitalized instead. When I finished, and when shortly thereafter Miki, Taylor, and Caroline concluded the more formal Q&A and we were free to mingle, a dozen different people came up to introduce themselves and offer their support for my idea. The absolute best thing about this outfit was that the little paper party cups were filled with candy corn, my favorite halloween candy. I headed home an hour later so inspired by Miki, Caroline, Taylor, and anyone and everyone out there trying to improve society through their business ideas, so grateful to 3WCircle for creating a space for women to connect, and so glad that I had gotten off my couch that afternoon and on the train and out there to Wild and to the world of possibility.

What was my idea? For now, I will leave that unwritten, but stand by. Maybe with a little luck and a lot of work, it will come to be.