Hello! Happy New Year! Happy Early Martin Luther King Jr Day!
I never know how to start these posts so I’m just going to jump right in. Like Lauren posted, we’re working on a project that’s aimed at connecting moms and facilitating real conversations. We’re in the very early stages so there aren’t too many details to share but we’ll be writing them here as the project progresses so I hope you’ll follow along. We’ll also be writing about things we find interesting, things we find to be helpful, funny things, everyday things as well as tech-related things so there’s something for everyone – not just moms.
A few days ago, I was talking to a friend of mine about this project and she asked me a very interesting question. She knew I had been thinking about another project, one that was smaller, easier to implement and applied to a wider group of people. To her, it made more sense to start with that project first. She was right but here’s the thing: I feel like not many people are looking out for moms, especially when its tech-related. As someone in the tech field, I hear the statistics all the time: Women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but hold just 25% of the jobs in technical or computing fields. Women today represent 18% of all computer science graduates. If the tech world is dominated by men, who’s looking out for the best interest of moms? The best example of this is the breast pump – why hasn’t technology progressed? Its painful, loud and not as effective as it should be – there has to be a better way, no?
Well, I have an idea that I believe will help other moms. It’s a good one, something I’m convinced of every time I talk to other moms about it. Its a big undertaking, no doubt. And its happening at a time when life is already too hectic and most days I feel like I’m barely getting by. But this is important. And if I don’t do it, I’m not sure that someone else will. Lauren and I don’t have all the skills to make it happen and we’re certainly new to this startup world but we’re willing to learn. And if we fail, at least we can say that we tried. After all, its about the journey and not the destination, right?
If you are reading this, you are probably a friend of either Minsun or mine (Lauren) because we are just starting out our adventures in blogging. We appreciate you taking the time to visit our site and check out what we are up to! It is now officially 2016 and now that the New Year is upon us, we are geared up to really pursue some adventures!! So, this is both scary and exciting and I’m praying that my writing gets better with time (it has been a while since I have had to write anything other than a work email). We have started this blog in order to discuss whatever is on our minds but also to document our adventures in entrepreneurship. You heard it here… we are currently working on a project that we hope will be much more than an application. I will let Minsun explain her vision more in a post but it all started with the need to express what is really going on in life and ask REAL questions with UNFILTERED discussions. So much of our social media lives are really just a highlight reel, right (be honest)? I don’t know about you but I need somewhere to ask more personal questions, find information, be genuine without the fear of someone judging me and support my friends, family or a stranger in need of help. We realize that we are embarking on an uphill battle. Our incredibly busy lives don’t need extra work added, yet we still get excited and brainstorm and draw out screen shots on napkins in front of the Apple store (yes that really happened). We are doing this and we hope that you support us along the way by reading our blog posts / adventures and give us feedback ;). I know it isn’t really clear what we are doing yet… I actually am keeping it somewhat vague because I haven’t spoken with Minsun about how much we want to put out there yet but just know that it will be really cool. We will be documenting a lot of our process through this blog but will also be blogging about things happening in our lives, work, love, kids… everything. If you have made it this far, thank you for enduring my terrible writing skills for a few minutes and Happy New Year!!! 2016 will be a year of hurdles and firsts for us!! Follow along with us and let’s have some fun!