We had the good fortune of connecting with Liz Nelson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Liz, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
Parenting is the most difficult job I’ve ever experienced. To not become overwhelmed by the magnitude of this task, I keep my focus on two basic things: helping my children to become independent in their physical needs and thinking as well as treating all others with love. With these priorities all my decision making becomes a bit easier and helping to make the world around us a better place seems more realistic. No matter the experience, there is always a lesson to be taught and/or discussed. Children are eager to learn and I enjoy having open discussion opportunities with my two oldest, and look forward to the same with our newborn son when he is at the age too.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am an enneagram 3 and a Virgo. If you understand these personality types then you know this makes me someone who strives for success through servitude. My background holds a rocky childhood where I experienced abuse, neglect, and walked through the foster care system for a good two years so, my heart is always aching for love and desires to help others find and share their voice! These passions lead me into the field of nursing where I work as an employee in the aesthetics industry, as well as starting my own small business promotions company where I assist community entrepreneurs and creatives in telling their stories and sharing their service/craft with the world.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Family friendly spots I enjoy are @clearfork where there is food at @presscafe to enjoy and also outdoor activities like the Saturday mornings Farmers Market, all kinds of work out opportunities, and the @trinityriverdistrict trails to walk or jog on. The @fortworthmuseumscienceandhistory and the @fortworthzoo are both city favorites that are tradition for enjoying learning and hands on experiences with your kids. Dining wise I enjoy @piatello and @pizza where there is outdoor space the little ones can enjoy while you finish your beverages and look on, then @melticecreams for that sweet after meal treat.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have to thank the community at large. Of course our family plays a huge role in helping us raise our children, but it is also our close friends, our colleagues, mentors and others in the community we look up to in terms of guiding our children towards succeeding as contributors to a movement of inclusivity and love. The phrase “it takes a village to raise your children” is absolutely fact. The survival juggle of making sure everyone is physically and emotionally cared for is tough enough in itself, but the reality of raising successfully independent and confident young humans is you must expose them to the world as strategically as possible to help prepare them while also keeping them safe. This is where resources beyond your tribe become necessary. The social media references like @theconsciouskid and @protectyoungminds that maintain monitoring of and involvement in current events and trends in entertainment and technology safely are helpful. @sesamestreet continues to shine in its efforts with guidance of youth, even guidance for adults! Bringing it back closer to home,