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Creative Meetup: Defining Family

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We spent our Saturday morning enjoying homemade quiche, cantaloupe, and time with good friends. This is the third time this year we’ve enjoyed a day of inspiration and creativity by simply being together. Last time we shared our definition of home, this meetup we defined family.

What does it look like? How does it breath? Move? Believe?

Friends come and go, but family is forever. It’s bigger than the community you are born into, family is the people you choose to be in a relationship with on a heart level. Family is where you can be vulnerable and celebrate your truest self. Around family you can let your hair down, be quirky, free, you can be 100% you without having to hedge your bets, or worry about “offending” others by what you say.

Family is when you love and are loved “whether you like it or not”. - To The Wonder (shot in Oklahoma!)

This past weekend we talked about family and how that interacts with business.

We were encouraged by businesses that celebrate community in a family type atmosphere.

We found inspiration from a family of creative entrepreneurs.

We learned that some families are complicated no matter how you look at it. ;)

And we found tools and resources that help organize businesses regardless of their history.

Ultimately family is a safe space. It doesn’t come with a set of hidden agendas, it’s where you belong, you have a since of ownership, you can assimilate into smoothly regardless of how messy or pretty it is. In family there is no pressure to entertain, just “being” together is reason to gather.

For us, family is the place we go to start over.

It’s our re-set button.

What does family look like to you? We all come from different backgrounds and experiences but in an ideal world what type of picture would you paint? Do you believe that family and business can work together as one?

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