go play // our fav. saying explained

by Jill Dudzinski

HAYY! I have been wanting to blog on my website for some time and this just seems to be a good reason! Today // June 28.

Today is the day that my mom passed away 17 years ago. It's a very personal thing, but something I want to share with you, because there's so much meaning to hello ruby and the start of this fashion truck + experience. Still to this day, her legacy continues to impact me in everything I do.

So let me back up and tell you about my mom. She was funny, inspirational and a survivor. She always let us play before getting our chores done. She gave to others. She shared her story of breast cancer with many. She was a volunteer, and fought for what she believed in {including heading to DC to fight for pre-existing conditions to be covered on insurance}. She was an artist and author {with the help of my amazing dad who finished her book when she passed}.

So last year, my family and I were on vacation. The reason we were on that vacation, was because a local clinic wanted to purchase artwork of Omaha area landmarks. My husband worked there and asked if they had heard of Sue Kocsis' Artwork. In fact her name had already come up and my husband connected the clinic with my mom's artwork that my family had. This resulted in a sale and with that, my family decided to take a trip all together to celebrate life and our mom's legacy to Lake Okoboji.

So off we went. Okoboji for a little family vacay. We did all the touristy things and of course, we shopped. We stumbled upon an RV that was rebuilt like a boutique, GENIUS. 

This is where Omaha's first fashion truck, hello ruby, was born. Because my mom's artwork and legacy led us to Okoboji and led me to find what I wanted to do with my life!

GO PLAY. My mom always used to say "You only have one life, go out and play." My family and I take this serious. :) Because life is short, and you never know what it'll bring you. So today, I encourage you to go play, gorgeous. Because today is that day you should! Go Play is printed on the truck {2x} and all over my social media. It's mostly in my heart, though!

To check out more of my mom's legacy, take a look below. Do you think we look alike?!

"The long uphill climb... the tremendous view from the top." - Sue Kocsis


College World Series

Breast Cancer Reconstruction

About Her Book



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