I’ve been so lucky to work with a lot of amazing women and craft some really cool things. And this is something that’s at the top of that list. — Absolutely reminiscing and can’t believe this pretty was hitting stands this time last year! 🙌🏼
Being on social at the end of a year (and decade!) and at the start of the year gets me in a deferent headspace.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every entrepreneur is talking about their accomplishments and plans for the new year. I know it’s great content. It builds authority and trust with our audience. I get it. And I really do believe her goals and success should be celebrated. But not at the expense of your own mental health.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During this time every year, I hear these stories of success and am TRULY so excited and proud of my friends/biz besties. But my mind can’t help but think I didn’t do enough. I didn’t make enough money. I am just not enough.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The best thing I did for my business in 2019 was step away from my Instagram biz page for 7 weeks during the summer and focus on myself. And I’m stepping away again this Christmas/New Year’s season to focus on myself!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you’re like me and this season of sharing brings you more sorrow and anxiety, I hope this encourages you to step away and do what’s best for YOU. Remove yourself from the situation completely. Or temporarily mute those that bring these emotions to the surface. Your business will survive. And stepping away doesn’t make you weak. I personally know this isn’t easy so I think it actually makes you STRONG! 💪🏼
ZETUS LAPETUS (Name that movie! 😉) @disneyplus is truly AMAZING. I’ve been living in the ‘throwback’ category but also loved The Mandalorian and have a feeling it’s going to be SO good. High School Musical The Musical The Series was actually pretty cute too. 😆 And I cried 3 different times watching the 1st episode of The Imagineering Story. 😭 — What have you been watching this week? And what movie/show did you forgot existed and can’t wait to see? 🤩
I’m always reminded of this when I go to a conference and am surrounded with authentic community (like at @showit #showitunited2019)! That woman you admire on Instagram who seems to have it all together? She’s hustling. She still has doubts and insecurities. She’s giving her all. She’s still fails. She’s human too. You aren’t the only person who has these feelings. That makes you human. That makes you real. — Thankful for leaders like @elisajoyful13, @nataliefranke, and @abbeykyhl that authentically showcased their hearts on stage this week. And fellow designers like @foilandink, @digitalgracedesign, @penguindesigning, and @elizabethmccravy who encouraged me this week! 🖤
This minimal, modern mark is part of a brand that's so close to being completely shared with the world. Most clients I work with serve females. But this client serves both males and females, and because of that, I needed to make sure it was gender-neutral, while still being refined and personal. I love the feminine projects I get to work on daily, but this was a fun change-up and challenge.