Remembering Mom – Pam Varner

When I met Pam, I was inspired by her “lets get it done” attitude towards finding her passion. Since we met she has blossomed into an amazing businesswoman, taking charge of her life and meeting new people everywhere by helping them create their dreams while growing hers and supporting her family.

Pam Su Mary Jilly

Pam is pictured on the left.

“Those who can, do. Those who can teach, inspire those who can.” – Pam Varner @MySassynotions

Read how her Mom inspired her…

I have vivid memories of my mom at the sewing machine when I was a child. I watched in awe as she turned pieces of fabric into clothes for my sister and I. She studied fashion design at The Art Institute of Chicago where she learned to draft her own patterns and produce clothing that looked store bought. My sister was taking Home EC and from my view was on her way to fashion freedom. I desperately wanted to learn too. I begged my mom to teach me to sew and eventually she relented.

My mother had many talents; teaching was not one of them. A combined lack of talent and patience led to frustration on steroids. The blue overall pants, I so desperately wanted to sew myself,  were constructed beautifully by her. I hated wearing those pants; a symbol of my failure.

I never lost my desire to learn and eventually…

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Author: Jilly Jesson Smyth

Social Documentary Artist and Community Media Maven 🎬 Jilly Jesson Smyth, Author and Designer at the Art of Biz and Well-being at Tiny Notes From Athena: http://bit.ly/JillyMoksha 💋

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