Happy New Year my Fellow Balanced Goddesses,
I am thrilled to feature Anel Parra of Bold Ascension. Impressively Anel embodies The Balanced Goddess spirit in so many ways. She is a business owner, mother, and advocate for many philanthropic causes.
Last Spring I attended a women’s empowerment brunch hosted by an organization I just started becoming affiliated with called Amigas 4 My Soul. During the brunch, we were all asked to get up and introduce ourselves to attendees that we did not yet know. I introduced myself to surrounding tables. Anel boldly and enthusiastically went up to me and introduced herself.
Anel oozed positive energy and a unique sense of style that was all her own. She had a sparkle in her eye and a warm, friendly smile. I loved her short purple hair and her unique fashion forward statement piece earrings. Having short hair myself and being jewelry fanatic myself, I loved her style. Not everyone can rock short hair. Anel certainly can! Yay for short hair club! 🙂
She introduced herself as a business owner getting ready to launch a purpose driven statement piece online jewelry shop. I told her of my aspirations for The Balanced Goddess. I quickly realized that this was an inspirational woman who was on the pathway to success. I took a mental note to stay connected with this genuine spirit.
Her genuine spirit stayed with me as I followed her on social media over the months. I messaged her on her Instagram and asked if she would like to collaborate with me. I was thrilled when she immediately answered and agreed to be featured on my blog along with my social media sites. I immediately knew that my readers would vibe to her Balanced Goddess energy. A woman who was balancing all facets of life flawlessly.
Anel balances it all through proper time management and practices self-care. She only commits to activities and events she knows will be the most impactful. She is an avid networker and even attends networking events alone to get out of her comfort zone. She believes that networking is branching out to those who you do not know and starting a conversation. Anel believes that self-care is crucial to maintaining her energy and spirit. She attends church with her family weekly and has put her fate in the hands of God. Not only is she passionate about her faith, but she and her family also volunteer their time to helping those less fortunate. She balances it all with making time for herself such as working out, being involved in a women empowerment group Amigas 4 My Soul, and nights out with girlfriends. Lastly, she practices self-care by getting massages and facials to feel and look her best.
As the New Year rang in Anel launched her social campaign #iamboldirise. She put together a desk calendar in which she spotlighted 12 women who overcame their circumstances to become better versions of themselves. She highlighted women who overcame bullying, sexual abuse, and more. I know that many women strive to overcome their circumstances, but it is inspiring when you meet someone who has.
Not only is Anel a Balanced Goddess who balances it all, but she also rises above her circumstances as well. She is someone who I have seen come out of the “fog” and into the light of achieving her dreams. All of us get caught in this “fog.” We become buried in our circumstances. Whether it’s a bad relationship, over eating, not able to start a business and more! The “fog” keeps us in a realm of unprogressive movement. There are many books on this topic. One famous book on this topic is titled The Secret.
Although we can research different ways to come out of our self-perpetrated “fog,” I believe it is easier to find someone you truly relate to and learn their “anti-fog” techniques. Anel of Bold Ascension has graciously revealed her background story and ways to get out of her “fog” and onto the road of success and empowerment.
Stay tuned for an upcoming Balanced Goddess blog highlight/Vlog; that spotlights Anel and how she rose out of her “fog” to become an up and coming business owner making a social impact. I assure you that her experience will influence you and help start a journey out of your own “fog.”
The Balanced Goddess Diana