As an introvert, attending my first Over Coffee Confidence Meet-up in January 2019 was quite daunting. I’d felt the pull, though and working for myself – often at home alone, for a full week or two at a time – it seemed like a good idea.
Well, that’s the understatement of the century.
I came away from that first meet-up so energised and enthusiastic I knew I had to return. I think I may have missed one during that year due to a calendar clash, but these meet-ups became a non-negotiable in my life. They kicked each month off with a bang and reminded me that there are other women, much like myself, who need connection and also have so, so much to offer each other.
Fast forward to February 2020 and I just hosted my own Meetup. It felt wonderful to hold the space for other women to receive all the amazing gifts I got from attending. We met at https://katanoogaemporium.co.za/, a quirky new store in Tokai. They offer a space for crafters to sell their wares, a well-stocked second hand book store, and of course the all-important coffee shop space that we used.
Sharing is Caring
We shared so many amazing ideas with each other around the table – life hacks for squeezing more time out of your day; overcoming the overwhelm of the beast that is social media; encouragement to keep going even when things aren’t going as well as you would have hoped. Connections for assistance and collaborations were brokered and generous offers of help for our charities given.
I felt like a proud Mama sitting watching my kids make new friends. The openness and warmth with which each lady shared their own story and gave input on others, was a testament to what women can achieve around a coffee table – when life, men, children and responsibilities get put on mute for a few hours.
Can’t wait for next month!
The next Southern Suburbs, Cape Town meetup is on Wednesday 4th March. SPACES ARE LIMITED! See you there, register to secure your spot here.
About the Author
Virtual Assistant to Coaches and Therapists who operate in the online space. Mandala Workshop Facilitator & Forever Bear Maker.
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