We had the good fortune of connecting with Alex Robinson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alex, what’s the most difficult decision you’ve ever had to make?
The most difficult decision that I personally have ever had to make, was the decision to take my hands off of everything. Ex-perfectionist, in some areas. I made a decision to allow things to just flow in my life. To this day I struggle with it but have realized that if my heart is in the right space that God lets things align as they should. Since making this decision, I have seen growth in me, discovered true peace, and things seem to always work out. Perhaps, not as I originally want them to, but situations work out and I am alive to appreciate even the smallest of things.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Well, having a son at the age of 17 pushed me to work and provide for him. I did not ever want to depend on anyone or ask anyone for money. At the age of 18 I started out in the elements of the petrochemical field as a pipefitter helper. There were always challenges. Challenges finding energy, challenges being a woman in a predominately male environment, challenges being a young mother juggling raising a child, and challenges in staying focused on my true goals. At the time in my life, I wanted to be a nurse so I would take prerequisites on and off until I completed them all, to apply for nursing school. I started Nursing school at Galveston College and enjoyed the clinicals. Unfortunately, a semester away from graduating I ended having to drop out because I was working at night and was not focused enough to maintain the required GPA. This was a big turning point in my life because I had to accept that I was not going to be a nurse and care for people as I had inspired to do. So, what did I do, I went back to the petrochemical world aka the plant. I started off making the amount a nurse would and decided I was done backtracking. A position became available to be a safety technician, I said I know the work and like to care for people. This will work and then worked hard. Thankful I had great leadership. I worked for guys who set the expectation and rarely budged from what they required. This period in my life taught me discipline, it taught me how to better communicate, and it taught me the value of good leadership. After seven years of working with this particular company, I decided I wanted out. I was probably months from being promoted into a safety managers role, but I was to a place in my life that I did not want the money, nor the heavy commitment that came with that role. I realized that I did not value or understand money, I realized that I had worked so much when raising my son that I was losing time, I did not want to make the same mistake, now having a daughter. So, I went running for purpose. Currently I work for a cathodic protection and pipeline company as in office administrator and work alongside some amazing women with “Blessings Women Helping Women.”

Blessings Women Helping Women’s mission was brought about from personal experiences and a yearning to help encourage others who are in challenging situations. We envision having a group for woman that serve as a support system, initiates inspiration amongst one another, and serves as a positive nonbiased platform within our community.

Our Why:
In today’s world, there are a lot of women who feel isolated. We at times are going through the motions without the feeling of purpose or uninspired. We are struggling in our identity as we gracefully age and our young girls are being sucked into a world of confusion. As a result, most of us must endure life without mentors, spiritual mothers, or friends who can assist us in a healthy manner when things go wrong, when we feel alone, or when we just want to be in a positive or uplifting environment.

Mission Statement:
Our Mission is to encourage personal growth. We will be active community advocates for women of all walks of life. This is to be a sisterhood of women that work alongside each other, not only as mentors to others but that strive in strengthening the younger generations. We hope to influence the culture by creating a healthy environment for women that are in crisis, struggling, or those who seek a positive atmosphere.

1.) Provide a support system that will assist women now and during critical points in their life.

2.) Provide safe environments for women and children.

3.) Inspire women to love themselves, their children, their spouse, friends, and community in a healthy manner.

4.) Have a team of women involved that serve as an example and mentor to others.

5.) Serve as a strong resource for women within the community.

6.) Provide nonbiased support groups for women.

7.) Provide training in nutrition, finances, and overall wellness.

8.) Host events within the community that encourage personal wellness and development.

9.) Work hand in hand with other teams established within the community.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Sunday: Early morning walk at the Brazosport College track, Church (Life4square/ Angleton Central Gospel assembly), Shipley’s, Surfside Beach to hangout, Dorados restaurant for dinner. Monday: Gym (Evolution Fitness), Breakfast (Main Street Nutrition), Visit Varner-Hogg Plantation, drive around and check out local boutiques. Dinner at El Toro.

Tuesday: Go out to Quintana beach for a morning stretch and jog, go to the Lake Jackson SPCA and walk a few dogs, Brunch at Poly pop, go get nails done at LA nails, go to the Lake Jackson Museum, Go to the museum in Angleton, Dinner at Umi Sushi.

Wednesday: Go workout, go grocery shopping at HEB and get stuff to cook that we’ve never cooked before. Go volunteer at Rainbow of Hope.

Thursday: Workout, coffee at Brew n Bake, go get a massage with Allison at Lake Jackson massage, take it easy the rest of the day, eat leftovers or cereal
Friday: Workout, head to Houston and stay the weekend at the Hilton Americas, go get pedicures at Avalon Nail Salon, go resale shopping around downtown Houston, find an Indian restaurant, go out dancing at Bloom.

Saturday: Ride bikes in downtown Houston, lunch picnic on the Discovery Green Lawn, go visit the Holocaust Museum, visit the Buffalo Soldier Museum, and check out the sights around Hermann Park. Dinner at Trulucks near the Galleria..

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The Lord for saving a wretch like me. Real talk.

Instagram: blessingswhw

Facebook: Blessings Women Helping Women Page ID: 105635368377618

Other: email: blessingswhw@gmail.com

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