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  • Making Time

    My Dad’s birthday was on Easter this year. My boyfriend and I wanted to visit him before heading to church with his family. I don’t visit as often as I should, but it was Easter, and it was his birthday.

    We brought him flowers—a beautiful springy arrangement of soft yellows and greens I put together the night before. Flowers I knew he would like. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. The morning sun was bright, and a cool breeze swept past us as we walked the path to see him. I said, “Happy Birthday Dad, and Happy Easter! I love you.” I smiled up at him, and then I began to cry...

  • From InstaGRAM to InstaLAME

    Epic fail Instagram. Epic fail.

    As a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, side-hustling creative entrepreneur newbie, Instagram was like the holy grail of marketing for my still-blossoming (ahem, very) small business. You could say it was the gateway to that promised-land of entrepreneurial success, the visual motherland of shameless biz promotion, I mean with this social media tool tucked in your entrepreneurial tool-belt of life, the likes the limit people, the likes the limit!!! (See what I did there?) Anyways, you get the picture. Instagram was pretty awesome for us small business owners looking to get noticed. Key word here: WAS...

  • To Introvert or Extrovert? That Is the (Apparent) Question

    I’m an introvert. No, I’m an extrovert for sure. No wait, I’m an introvert with extrovert tendencies! Yeah, that’s it…definitely…well, maybe…?

    The truth is, I had no idea where I fell on this spectrum, and I'm learning that a lot of creatives and boss ladies are right there with me...

  • Learning to "Be Boss"

    Today marks the launch of my business website! *insert jaw-dropping emoji here* It also marks my very first blog entry. I could keep my blog light, frilly and completely surface-level, but instead I’ve decided to be real, un-cut and unapologetically me! I believe there is power in sharing your story that leads to self-acceptance and personal growth. So let’s get to it!...

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