Faces of Fleet — Meet Linnzi
There’s nothing quite like a mother’s unwavering, unconditional love. Moms are there to pick us up when we’re down and to bring us back down to Earth when we need to be grounded. To celebrate and honor the amazing mom’s in our Fleet, we sat down with Oklahoma City-based Postmate Linnzi D. to find how she does it all.
Your Postmates origin story is the ultimate busy-mom story. Tell us about how you were introduced to Postmates?
When I moved to Oklahoma after my divorce, my kids were sick, and it was just me, a single mom with two sick kids. I remember thinking, “Crap! What am I going to do?!”. I ended up Postmating from Walgreens. It was so helpful for me in my position, and I wanted to help other people who may be in a similar situation.
Have you been able to do that as a Postmate on the other side of things delivering to customers?
Totally! Since partnering with Walmart, there have been quite a few deliveries where I’ve gone shopping for elderly folks who wouldn’t be able to survive without Postmates. That’s a pretty powerful and purpose-filled experience. I love helping others, so I’m always proud of those orders.
As a single mom of two, I’m sure you’re always on the go. What are you doing when you’re not Postmating?
I started a screenprinting business in February. I graduated with a degree in graphic design, so this has been a dream of mine. It’s called “My Sister’s Closet” and named in honor of my mom, who passed away when I was 19-years-old.
Your mom must have been incredible. How does she continue to inspire you?
She ALWAYS believed in my creative ability. I remember her telling me, “You have a creative gift,” and I know she believed I could do incredible things with it if I truly allowed myself. She believed in all three of her daughters. She knew before we did that we were capable of becoming incredible, strong women.
What’s it been like to take the plunge and start your own business?
It’s been terrifying and amazing all at the same time. My sisters help with some of the day-to-day operations, and it’s been really fun to work with them. My daughter loves it too and even helps with some of the designs. It’s a whole family affair.
How does Postmates fit into your life now that you’re running a business?
I’m so incredibly thankful for Postmates for what it’s done for my family and I. It’s given me the flexibility, and the ability to be there for my kids.
Is there any advice you have for other single mom’s out there who are considering starting their own business?
No matter what, try to focus on the good and be confident in yourself and your abilities. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or to lean on others, and most of all, remember to take care of yourself. You need to remain strong for the little lives you’re helping to mold and shape for our future.