In honor of International Women’s Day in the amazing month of March which is Women’s History month
Follow Mommy Friday is back!!!!!
This weeks feature is a Jackie of all trades, she’s an amazing wife, mother, mentor, coach and so much more
Meet Anide J Eustache
She is always wearing a pretty smile and definitely such a loving person. She is heavily involved in her community, serves and represents our country Haiti and culture so well.
Check out our Q and A below😁
Q. What made you accept the role as the Lead Conference Chair of the NAAHP?
A- I have had the opportunity to assist in planning in some capacity for all seven of the NAAHP (National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals) conferences. I have served as co-chair for 4 of the conferences, and returned last year to serve as the lead chair. Coordinating and leading this conference is one of the more challening projects that I have undertaken, but also one of the most rewarding. I return year after year to help bring this conference to the masses, because the concept of diversity and inclusion for underrepresented groups is one that is important to me. I am passionate about creating a space where the Haitian diaspora can connect. It’s important to me, to raise awareness to the world and to other Haitians about the work and impact that the Diaspora is having both domestically and abroad. This conference creates the platform for this to happen.
Q. What do you think is key for finding a successful work-life balance?
A- I can’t say that there is a key thing, because at any one time your allegiances will be pulled more to one than the other. I know at this stage of my life, my family, my faith, self-care, peace of mind, service and doing work that is impactful are my priorities. If I can manage those things well, I feel that I am living a full-life. The advice I would give to any woman that is juggling multiple projects and roles is don’t beat yourself up. Some days you will feel like you are “Olivia Popeing” the mess out of everything and other days you will feel like you are drowning under the weight of all of your priorities. Either way it’s ok, just breathe, pray and realize there is only one of you. You’ll have some good days and some challenging days, but pick yourself up, do what you can do and take care of the rest tomorrow.
Q. Random Fun question: How did you meet your husband, How would you describe your courtship experience?
A- Haha, I met my husband, wait for it, at an NAAHP Gala in 2011 and we didn’t meet again until about 3 years later at a professional networking event that the NAAHP was hosting at a restaurant. So I guess, we can thank the NAAHP for our relationship. I know courting is the thing in Christian circle, but that wasn’t my path. My husband asked me out on a date and we went out to dinner. We had a good time, enjoyed each other’s company, shared alot of the same values, so our relationshiop progressed. We were both clear about what we wanted and when the time was right, he asked me to marry him. We are going on four-years of marriage, two children later and I thank God that I not only love my husband more than I did when I married him, but I truly still like him as a person. The best day to me is just getting to hang out and chill with him.
To keep up to date with Anide be sure to follow her on Social Media @Anide’s IG