Tag: goals

Beaches . . .

Happy Friday yall!!! Today I am meeting with my web designer to begin work on my new website! This has been a long time coming. I’m so excited! It’s so great to be taking those little steps toward the bigger picture.  Have a fantastic Friday, and a wonderful weekend! xo

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Life in Pictures . . .

And so another month comes to a close . . . Hard to believe we are so quickly approaching the month of August!! It’s amazing how fast this summer is going! Nevertheless, this has been a good summer. Last week our cousin from Chi-town came to visit. It’s been about 25 years since I last saw him . . . and that’s pretty damn amazing considering I am only 27!!! Lol. Anyway, we don’t have much family on the West coast, so it was fantastic to catch up and reminisce. July has been filled with good food, family time, fun outings and time spent with loved ones. There is nothing better. This week we gear up for our first family camping trip! We are meeting some dear friends up in Malibu for a little fun in the sun. We’re all really looking forward to it. And since I am not taking any work with me, I am posting this now, that way I know I’ve done my due diligence and completed the month on the good foot! As I look back, I can see there are a few things I am not able to cross off of my July Goals list, but I guess that’s what August is for!!

Have a great Tuesday and keep reaching for the stars!!! xo

Thankful Thursdays: Growth

Happy Thursday friends!  It has been at least a week since my last post, but I thank you for hanging in there with me. My plate is definitely full, and so are my days. Yet, I feel so blessed with the things God is placing in my lap. Slowly and steadily the vision for my business is becoming a reality and I see myself stepping up to the challenges and turning my goals and dreams into reality. It feels great!!! . . . and somewhat scary. I guess it is just fear of the unknown, and the fact that I like to think I am in control. I am learning everyday that I actually have more control of things when I do my part to the best of my abilities and then release it. Pretty simple when you think about it. Yet hard for a perfectionist/control freak to continuously grasp! 🙂 However, I do see myself changing into the woman I have always known was somewhere deep inside. So, today I am thankful for growth, and the recognition of it.

What are you thankful for today?

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Duly Noted & Quoted:

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Dream Sharing . . .

I am sharing this image because I think it is important to keep our dreams in front of us. I also think it is important, and necessary, to speak our desires into being.  I came across this picture this morning, and for me, it represents what I want my corporate offices to look like. When I visualize the future of my company, I see a tranquil building, quite similar to this one. I see women, and men, coming to work, happy to be there, and ready to work together at a company who sees the value in it’s employees. I see a team of people building and working together, laughing, learning and creating beautiful things for the world to enjoy.

How do you see your future?

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Thankful Thursdays: The Job I Love.

Today is one of those days where I have about 5 different lists on my desk and 10 post-it notes on each list. Everything needs to be completed yesterday, and even though I feel slightly overwhelmed, I am doing the job I love. Each phone call, vendor inquiry, appointment scheduled, sketch approved, and item crossed off my list puts me that much closer to my dream. I am thankful for the opportunity to create my future and grow my business.

What are you thankful for today?

Thankful Thursdays: Slow & Steady Wins the Race

Ayanna Listenbee Allegra Hobo

This is an image of one of my newest styles. Her name is Allegra (which is also my daughter’s middle name). I’m posting a picture of her for Thankful Thursdays because she represents a milestone in a long journey. I am still on the path to turning my dreams into reality, but I realize that each day that I am active in taking steps toward my goals, I am that much happier and that much closer to my goals. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs on this journey, but looking back, I would not change any of them. As I move forward, I can see and feel myself becoming stronger. Each day presents a learning opportunity, and an opportunity to use the knowledge I have gained from the days prior. Best of all, each new day carries with it a chance to create and change my future. This is truly a daily gift that I sometimes forget to be thankful for.

What are the little things that you are thankful for in your daily journey?