Posts in thoughts and things
Apology to a friend 

Self improvement comes in the form of thousands of tiny (or sometimes not so tiny) failures.

Often times those lessons come with a price, one that may require making amends or saying “I’m sorry.” But at the end of the day you aren’t in it alone. And if it feels like it is you against the world, it is really probably you vs. yourself.

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2018: A Year Of Sisu

Sisu is a Finnish word that doesn't have a direct translation. It roughly means extraordinary courage, endurance, will power, determination, and resolve. It is the potential within yourself that is able to see beyond your present limitations. 

Sisu is the knowing that helps you overcome adversity and drives you on a journey - one that often defies logic. So obviously I was curious and needed to learn more about this word.

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Going Global: See you on the flip side 2018

Women On A Mission started as a project to share the wisdom and stories of the women who helped me on my journey. I want Season 2 to be more about diversity, to show the true spectrum of what it means to be a woman living life on her own terms.

Over the next 12 months, I’ll be traveling abroad interviewing women for Season 2and continuing to work with my clients with on brand strategy, website design, and creative marketing campaigns.

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Starting Over: It doesn’t get easier

Whether it’s a company, a relationship, or just a new life chapter — starting over is freaking hard. When I think about starting over I usually think about endings. But new beginnings are just as hard.

A new city, a new job, a new relationship. Navigating change is difficult no matter what the change is. At the end of the day, no matter how you get there, no matter how long it takes, no matter how hard or easy it is … starting over decides with the decision to start.

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Changing The Status Quo

I love the current conversation that is happening in the media right now around women owning their value. But I wonder, is it enough?  In a girl powered world that is fighting unrealistic beauty standards, demanding equal pay and encouraging us to #runlikeagirl because "strong is the new pretty", then why are we being subtly shamed for being too much? And are we being shamed? Or are we shaming ourselves?

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Learning To Love Again

Sometimes the biggest life lessons come in the most unexpected places. 

What I’ve learned in every area of my life, no matter how big or small the pain — starting over isn’t easy (and the first step is usually the hardest). But it doesn’t get easier until you start.

Be it the end of a dream, the loss of a loved one, or any other painful ending — starting over might not get easier, but learning to love again is definitely worth it.

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2017: A Year of TRUST

New Year’s goal planning is one of my favorite times of the year. A time to turn the page, start a new chapter, and set intentions for the coming year.

But following through on resolutions is a different story. So instead of setting myself up for failure I started picking a theme for the year. Something to focus on instead of achieve.

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2016: A Year Of Love

As I sit with the possibilities of next year - I’m challenged to image a life that I really LOVE living. Which leaves me with wondering what do I really love? 

The thing I am most proud of is the relationships I’ve cultivated.  But somewhere along the way I think I forgot to invest in my relationship with me. So what does it look like if 2016 is a year about loving me?

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