For those of you who don’t know me very well yet, I’m Adrienne Bosh. I’m an entrepreneur, mother of five and the wife of former NBA star Chris Bosh. We just celebrated our eighth anniversary, and in those eight years, we’ve not only built a family, we’ve built a life together that’s filled with love, joy, passion and respect. We’ve also recently relocated to Austin, and are looking forward to becoming a part of the community here. Between moving to Texas and our annual #CampBosh trip to Wyoming with all the kids, it’s been a busy summer to say the least! Still, I couldn’t possibly more excited to be introduce you to Sparkle & Shine Darling, my new online community.
Sparkle & Shine Darling was the name of a clothing and home goods boutique I owned in Miami, where I personally selected everything that was sold in the store—but to me, it was more than a shop that I could fill with beautiful things. The real mission of Sparkle & Shine Darling was to be a place to bring women together through events, workshops and trainings. It was truly a place where I wanted women to feel empowered and like they were part of a community. And it was also a place for them to inspired by each other and the amazing work we’re all doing as entrepreneurs, businesswomen and mothers.
That’s what this online offshoot is going to be about, too: I’m going to bring you stories of women who will inspire you, women who you relate to, and women who you can look up to. I want this to be a place where we can celebrate our successes together and collectively lift one another up, whether it’s moms sharing the advice they’ve learned along the way or an executive who’s just closed an incredible deal. Sparkle & Shine Darling is about an attitude, a set of beliefs and a lifestyle.
I also want this to be a place where we can be real with each other. And I mean real. A friend of mine said to me while we were in Wyoming that my life looks so perfect on Instagram, even though she knows I have rough days. Social media doesn’t always paint the whole picture: I’ll be the first to tell you that even though I’m extremely happy and blessed to be where I am, my life is not perfect. My kids range from my stepdaughter Trinity to my two-year-old twins, so there are crazy days and stressful days and everything in between. I’m still trying to carve out my own space in the world with my family and my work.
So this is a place where we can also share our imperfections and our failures and not feel self-conscious or less than about it. I look at it this way: I can’t always control what happens in life, but I can control where I put my attention and set my intentions. It can help attract what you want in the world. And it’s about how you get through those moments when you feel out of control.
A little more about me before I sign off: You’ll get to know me better over time, but I’m a multidimensional woman who isn’t afraid to be a little old school now and again. I believe in saying please and thank you and never showing up to a friend’s house empty-handed. I’m passionate about being a hostess and showing my guests kindness and warmth. And while I may celebrate my femininity, I don’t think that being feminine means you can’t sit in a boardroom or start your own business or have ambition to create your own space.
Sparkle & Shine Darling is my space to build a legacy for my family and community. I’m so excited to bring you along on this journey as we sparkle and shine together.