Proud. Sad. Fulfilled. Inspired. Eagerly awaiting the next one. That sort of sums up the mix of emotions I had last Saturday when Mindy and I broke down our last workshop for the year. Our August event was everything I hoped it would be. We had 25 amazing women come listen and share their goals for their businesses (or ideas of a "one day" business) with complete honesty and transparency, which is just so incredible to Mindy and I.
This past year I really focused on building a community for myself - both online and here in Atlanta. Through one of my most favorite groups, Being Boss, I met Shire and we instantly hit it off. She was ready for a slight rebrand and a new website and we were so eager to get started.
Our workshop in June we had the sassy and brilliant Jenn Gietzenget real with us about all things branding, her social media strategy and what happens when Khloe Kardashian reposts your image. With a social media following of 25,000+, Jenn took the time to be transparent about the good, the bad, and the ugly of building your brand through social media. She also brought several items from both her print shop and passion project, NovaElle, for the girls to purchase. I've personally been rocking this super comfortable tee most of my pregnancy.
Watching my niece and nephew grow, and their gorgeous parents blossom with them, has been such a rewarding thing. Casey & Lisa make parenthood look so easy, and I hope Thomas and I have half the patience and never ending calm that they do.
In an effort to approach this whole food issue a bit differently, I thought I'd take a stab at trying to check off my recommended servings and see what happens. So I created a tracking sheet to hang on the fridge to help me in my experiment. This first week, I decided to just eat as I have been to see how I would fare against my goals. And just as I thought....not well at all.
While I have an overall healthy approach on my body image, exercise, and all that jazz…I still struggle with guilt. When I eat that donut, or go get Chick Fil A, that guilt of “why did I do that?” AND I’M SO TIRED OF IT.
You can ask anyone who's worked next to me over the years, I love me a good desktop background with a cheeky quote. Whether its motivational, captures my current mood, or just pretty typography/hand lettering,
Alli's got that effortlessly cool west coast style that I've always been envious of. So when she commissioned me last month to do her branding, I was through the roof excited. I wanted some of that Cali coolness to rub off on me...