Hello Wildflowers! As I have been sitting down to start this blog, I have been brainstorming how the heck does one start?? Do you say something profound? Address all of the important issues currently taking over our world? Do you ignore everything? I am not sure that there is one right answer but I know at some point you simply need to start. So, in the midst of it all, I decided to say hello.
Since we have some new besties joining us recently, I thought I would quickly introduce myself. My name is Tara and I took over this awesome fashion truck October 1, 2019. I am passionate about encouraging women and want each of us to know we are uniquely created. Each and everyone of us brings value to this world. We live in a world that is trying to shut us down and I am here to tell you that YOU are a Wildflower. So to me, it's not just fashion. It's not just a top or dress or a hat....it is a vehicle to bring out a little more confidence in each of us. I have the privilege of working with women who may walk on my truck feeling down or discouraged and walk off standing a little bit taller with a smile on their face because they feel a bit more confident to face the world. My heart bursts with joy each and every time I am blessed to witness this.
I guess I already derailed from my intro! Besides being incredibly passionate about encouraging each of you, I have 3 amazing kids I could not be more proud of as well as a wonderful husband! We live in beautiful Bend, OR where the truck is located. While raising my kiddos, I worked. I generally worked in offices with the hustle and bustle of life. Along the way I had a couple of jobs I really loved but most were "fine". February 9, 2019 I was in a car accident that left me with a concussion and whiplash. I was shut down for months . . .when I say shut down, I literally mean months of laying in bed doing NOTHING. Can I tell you that this was a gift? Don't get me wrong...it was (and still is) so so hard. I felt terrible everyday, therapies were always hard, and a shower was a big deal. AND, in the midst of it all . .. I am super thankful. The injury in my brain has left me unable to tolerate certain lighting, chaotic environments, screens, etc. Being unable to return to my "JOB", it was time for a new career. The truck came into my space and it is perfect! Though I still have challenges from the injury, I am forever thankful that my life has changed for the better. ...side note..I am always happy to share more about this. I know that many of you are struggling with health issues as well as brain injuries. I would love to be a support to you. Please do not hesitate to reach out.
So here we are today in the midst of Covid-19 and a continued battle against racism. My heart breaks for the fear people are living in. It is not OK. This leads me to answer the question Why Wildflowers? I am so glad you asked! Sister, when you look in a field of wildflowers, they are individual and unique. They are not all the same. They are different colors and sizes and shapes. I celebrate you. I celebrate the individual that you are. I see that you are unique in your color, your size, your shape AND I love you for that uniqueness. You are welcome on my truck anytime and you bring my heart joy!
I am going to leave this here for today. We will talk fashion and share all the tips next time. Today I want you to know how special YOU are and I cannot wait to see you on the truck!