It was only a year ago, when I was sitting on the beach chairs next to my new husband in Bali. It was a hot day, the breeze was swaying. We had spent the week adventuring and finally in the stillness, the feelings in my heart bubbled to the surface.Read More
Eight years ago, I changed the course of my life and decided to pursue a creative path. It was beating on my heart for so long but I had barely listened to it. Then, after a season of questioning and wrestling, I started hearing the voice inside – the voice that wanted to create.
I didn’t know what I was doing, but after getting to this point (the point of taking a leap), I just started taking one step at a time. I didn’t even know if it would be successful. But all I knew was something in my heart wanted to be free – and this was the path I had to walk on. So I did. One step at a time.Read More
Do you ever wish you could walk into any room and simply feel at peace? Are you always wondering how to endure awkward conversations with strangers? Here are some verses of truth that have helped me in moments of social anxiety...Read More
Today’s business world is a cycle of marketing for clients, serving clients for monetary recompense, and then marketing for more clients. Everyone says more is better and we often measure success by how many new clients are flocking to a certain business owner. In lieu of income, running a business is more about constantly gaining new clients then pouring everything into your current and past clients. But is that really true?
When I stepped into the world of photography a couple of years ago, I was pouring all of my effort into gaining new clients instead of fiercely loving and serving the ones I already had. I mean, I tried to be gracious and kind and helpful, but I didn’t really understand how to simultaneously pour everything into my current clients and yet grow my business and gain more customers … that is, until this year. . .Read More
The New Year is almost upon us and I can hardly believe it! It feels like just yesterday I was counting down to midnight on December 31st and pulling a confetti popper string to release a shower of color. There are three hundred and sixty five days in a year which means three hundred and sixty five new opportunities to do something great. It is so important to grow every year and make the most of the time you are given. The most effective way of progressing is to create goals and plans for achieving them!Read More
If you’re a young business owner, you probably know how hard it is to gain the trust of potential clients. I’ve always felt as though I’m not old enough to run a business, but I still had the passion to keep hustling to make this dream happen for me. I have come across several blog posts about being a young entrepreneur and I’ve gathered my favorite tips so you can read what has worked best for me as a 16 year old with her own photography business.Read More
Hey, girl! If you’re stumbling through the Instagram hustle and wondering if you’ll ever figure out how to make your feed look pretty and get noticed, then this one’s for you. It’s no secret that algorithms have made it extremely hard for individual users to be seen. Despite this, I’m here to tell you that there are ways to be more intentional, relevant and noticed. I want to help you get started with some simple tips for creating a visually appealing and aesthetic Instagram feed.Read More
Today’s just been one of those days. I got eight hours of sleep, did my makeup this morning, and even made a to-do list, but instead of being wildly productive, it feels like I’m trying to swim through peanut butter. My brain can’t seem to latch onto anything but flippant distractions, and despite this morning’s almond milk cafe au lait, I feel completely lethargic. After a wasted hour of work attempts, add a little frustration and anxiety, and you have a recipe for a hopeless afternoon. Because honestly, I really want to be dozing off in a hammock in the woods, rather than hunched over my desk snacking on carrots, no matter how interesting chemistry is.Read More
I’ve always heard that word and felt super inspired. Like wow. Yes, passion, let’s do this thing! But do you ever feel like your “passion” isn’t going anywhere, or isn’t ever enough?
I’ve been pursuing a professional career in the performing arts since I was nine, and even before I knew exactly how to categorize it, I could feel a calling deep inside me: a passion.Read More
It is no secret that our culture idolizes the American dream and puts all those who have attained it on a pedestal. As Christians, it can be difficult to live in a world where success is commonly measured by how much money you make, how influential you are, or how well known you are.Read More
In the last several years, social media has become a buzzword not only in society, but also in the business world. Social Media platforms are, of course, primarily for individuals, but that hasn’t stopped organizations and companies from jumping on the bandwagon. Sometimes companies think that the act of having a social media account is enough and will attract their target market. This mentality, however, can become the breeding ground for poor and unengaging content.Read More
I recently graduated from college and, for the past few months, I have been in a season of refinement and waiting on the Lord. Through this new season, God has been breaking down old habits that were formed throughout my college years. Although I am extremely thankful for that time in my life, it was during that season when I began to live my life by way of survival. I would live day by day, just hoping that I could get through it. Stressed and overwhelmed by all that life was throwing at me, I felt trapped and believed that there was nothing that I could do to calm the chaos.Read More
As an artist or entrepreneur, people often expect you to be bursting with creative and innovative ideas. Sometimes you will be a fount of creativity, but at some point in our lives, we will reach a point where thinking of a creative idea or being inspired seems impossible. Here are a few helpful ways that can help you move beyond your creativity block and cultivate inspiration in your life.Read More