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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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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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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Devin DeMartini Cooke- a Woman On A Mission

Earth Lover. Jungle Baby. Life-long-learner.  Meet Devin. Devin believes that we are gifted so many chances in this life to do wonderful things, in very normal ways.  The things we do, the choices we make, and the risks we take for happiness and more importantly for love – of family, of friends, of what we believe to be just and kind, of the heart – will change us.

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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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