Woman On The Move: Darcy Moss

This month’s “Woman On The Move” is someone that I truly admire.  Many of us make a difference in the business world or support the community, but Darcy Moss is making a big impact in both arenas.  Read on to learn more about this inspiring woman in her own words.

What makes you a “Woman On The Move”?  As a Marketing Manager living in the United States, I decided to quit my job and start designing jewelry, which I currently still do. Jewelry items can be found in a few stores locally here in Nassau, Bahamas or on our Darcy Antonia Jewelry & Accessories Facebook page.  In 2009, I began mentoring primary school children through a local church and saw that many of the kids were having a hard time keeping up academically in school.  From this the KPACE Afterschool Program was birthed!   We began our service to the children on March 15, 2010 and to date offer a full slate of programs, activities and projects.

In my opinion, I’m a woman on the move because I’m in constant motion.  Whether it is communicating with my clients, organizing events, fulfilling orders, planning activities, scheduling meetings, doing training or volunteering in varies areas — I’m always on the go.

What is your biggest challenge?  My biggest challenge is saying “no” and because I struggle in this area I also struggle with time management.  I thrive under pressure, but living on an island where everything is “laid back” doesn’t really help my time management challenges either!

How do you find balance?  Balance?  What is that?  Okay so I’m still trying to understand what that word truly means.   When I’m in full swing of a project, I have tunnel vision.  My focus is on the project…I eat little, sleep little and I make a mental note that when the project is done I’ll relax.  Unfortunately, after that there’s usually something else to work towards!

How do you get inspired?  In jewelry design I’m inspired by nature in all its glory and color.  I’m a color hog and love to mix colors to create new colors.  The little faces that light up with expectation when the volunteers and I arrive daily at the KPACE program inspire me.  It motivates me to keep going even on the worst days when fatigue sets in.

To support Darcy Moss with her efforts at KPACE Afterschool Program or to buy fabulous Darcy Antonia Jewelry visit their Facebook  pages.

If you know an inspiring “Woman On The Move,” email me at ydarville@yahoo.com.

Woman On The Move: Erin Brown

In my last post, I mentioned Erin Brown, an amazing woman I’ve met here in Nassau, Bahamas.  Her story is incredible.  And the timing for meeting her was great, because this month I’m launching a “Woman On The Move” post on my blog.  Read and be inspired!

Erin is the founder of the Erin Brown Foundation, a Bahamian based not-for-profit organization that provides assistance for people with disabilities through financial assistance, educational resources, vocational provisions and adaptive  equipment.   A mother and an amputee from bone cancer eight years ago, she is dedicated to Disability Sports, breaking stereotypes through promoting awareness, and creating opportunities for people with disabilities to enhance their community at large.  Here’s her story in her own words.

What makes you a “Woman on The Move”?  I am seemingly incapable of keeping still.  The fact that I’m driven to make a change in the future of persons with disabilities, no matter the risk, makes me a woman on the move.  What makes me stand out is the decision I made to leave the legacy ‘Being normal is overrated!’ and to always ‘Dream Big and Live in Color.’

What is your biggest challenge?  I have many challenges in my daily life. Time may just be my biggest challenge.  From mommy duties, taking care of an aging parent, training everyday and working against the grain; time is not a luxury.

How do you find balance?  Balance is a work in progress daily.  I redefine the term “balance” with every item I check on my list. To help me find balance I demand my quiet time each day, whether it is before everyone wakes in the house or when everyone is asleep!  I grab my moment and bask in it for it is dedicated to me, myself and I.

How do you get inspired?  I am easily inspired.  A smile, an item, a person, place or thing all these things inspire me.  I recharge through discussions, thoughts, ideas and anything outdoors that require movement or interaction with others. Simply put; having a dream come into reality keeps me inspired, no matter how small it is.  My dream is to be in the Paralympics 2016 in Rio De Janerio.  Pushing to make this a reality is my inspiration.

Know an inspiring woman?  Submit her story for inclusion on bahamamommyinc blog by emailing Yolanda Darville at ydarville@yahoo.com.