Today, we are introducing you to "Mira Reverente"
Share info about you, where you are from originally and where you are now, and what you do?
Based in California for the past 20 years, I have raised my children and built a couple of businesses here from the ground up, after overcoming some obstacles. Divorced in 2013 with almost zero in my name but a measly income from freelance writing, I was terrified of the future. I was clueless about finances and just navigating a household as a solo parent.
What have you overcome? Share a little about your topic?
The fear of failure propelled me to go after the very things that I was fearful of. I leaned on friends and got my financial house in order. I cut down on expenses, pursued more lucrative jobs and set up a retirement account for myself.
How did you know you needed to change?
Post-divorce, I set up an event management business and named it Got Volunteers? Spurred by my passion for running and races, I discovered that I had a knack for recruiting volunteers and had a good grasp of the logistics that came with setting up an event and putting people in key positions. My business grew from one to a dozen races over the years.
What steps did you take to implement change?
I knew I needed to grow more than just “change.” Having been married for such a long time, I was dependent on my partner for many things - income, security, co-parenting and just the comfort of knowing that I had someone by my side. I was comfortable with that knowledge. When that went away, I needed to adapt and robust personal growth ensued after that.
What encouraging words can you leave for the readers?
I would encourage others who are or might be in the same boat to just take a deep breath and take stock. Don’t be afraid to reach out to others. People generally want to help. They just don’t know how or when. I cultivated a village of friends and family who had my back and who stepped in whenever I needed them. Help also comes in many forms - a shoulder to cry on, professional advice, quality time, a hot cup of coffee, a much-needed phone call, a hike, a girls’ trip, etc.
What is your favorite quote?
I am reminded constantly of this quote from the late Elizabeth Edwards, “She stood in
the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.”
Provide the best ways to contact you.
Mira Reverente is a solo mom of two young adults and a business owner. She founded her event management business Got Volunteers? in 2012 while still running marathons and ultra-marathons, and after discovering a knack for wrangling volunteers and a keen eye for race logistics.
She has since retired from running and can usually be found hiking and backpacking all over her native SoCal, or dreaming about a possible future in vanlife.
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