Happy birthday, Julien!


When I was 25 years old, I was really struggling with that BIG question of what I was meant to do with my life.

I explored different interests and curiosities as I always did, but in my heart, the only thing I really knew I wanted to be was a mom.

Luckily, my partner, Dave, and I were on the same page about wanting to become parents then and we decided to try for a child.

Little did we know that we didn’t have to try that hard (wink) and about nine months later I would give birth to our first son, Julien. Today, nine years later, we are celebrating Julien turning 9 years old! Where did the time go?!

Becoming a parent rocked my entire world. I had NO IDEA how challenging and equally amazing it was going to be. It is the ultimate gift and the ultimate sacrifice all in one.

I’m so glad that I listened to my heart that day because it lead me to Julien—an intelligent, kind, sweet, funny, curious, caring, friendly, and loving little guy.

For those of you that are new here, Julien inspired me to start Leader! When I was pregnant with him I couldn’t find my ideal diaper bag so we decided to make our own.

His birthday always reminds of how the Universe works in mysterious ways. Everything always happens for a reason and one thing always leads to another. If I hadn’t followed my heart, Julien, Leader Bag Co., and this amazing community that we are building and growing to serve others would not be here today!

So, just a friendly reminder to follow your heart and let it guide you to your true path. Who knows where it will take you. The adventure and excitement lies in the unknown.

Let’s continue to courageously step into the unknown and discover what lies ahead together.

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