• Design Thinking

    Becoming a better Designer

    Around this time last year I started blogging regularly and I wanted it to document my journey from here to there – there being IDEO. I'm not there yet but a friend of mind posed a really great question. What if the industry still existed but ideo no longer exists? Then what? This question was posed to ensure I wasn't putting ideo on a pedestal and for me to research and figure out other ways to do the work I'm interested in. It floored me. I had no responses and began to wonder," are there any other companies that do similar work?" Regardless of the answer, I believe that I…

  • Design Thinking,  Haiti Missions

    Behind the scenes painting process

    So as many people know – especially if you are following along my Facebook timeline and maybe even my twitter feed, I’ve been using my art and design to help raise funds for my missions trip in just a few short weeks. I found out today that my campaign is trending. (Yay) But trending won’t get me to Haiti šŸ‡­šŸ‡¹ Donations will. As an incentive to encourage people to give more, if one donates $100 or more I’ll create a custom piece for them. Today I’ll show you behind the scenes of painting number three. I can’t show you the completed painting of number two because well, it’s been shipped…

  • Personal

    Something Is Happening Here

    It’s getting easier to share my writings and asĀ comments pour in there is a new found motivation happening. So far the topics that seem to resonate the most are fitness/wellness and health, beauty, faith and spirituality, and a few of the life lessons learned. While this is an assumption, it informs me that the writing needs to be relatable and not always offer a solution- Ā but perhaps invite someone to share their experience, thoughts and opinions. A common ground really. But something else is happening as well, showing up to my blog allowed me to talk freely (where I felt comfortable in sharing publicly) about myself, my struggles, fears and…

  • Personal

    365 Days of Writing: An Update

    365 days of writing:an update  First I want to thank you for subscribing. I always find it interesting that people subscribe to blogs of those they don’t know. Typically something has resonated with you for you to subscribe – so thank you. You are among several that hit the subscribe button over the past month or so- and if you haven’t checked the about page I figure it would be wise to give an update as a post (and if I’m honest with myself I wasn’t sure what else to write about).  Back in September of 2016, an online design community I am a part of decided to go through…

  • Personal

    In Two Years

    This morning I was scrolling through my photos on my phone and I came across one that was taken during my brother and sister (in law) wedding shower. I was so happy back then. I was working out, I enjoyed the outfits I was able to wear and well… two years down the line, and a whole lot of stress later – I’ve gained nearly thirty pounds, a double chin and then some. However, looking at those photos made me realize I can still change a few things. It motivated me to take my behind to the gym this morning. I did 45 minutes of cardio. I figured that 45…

  • Personal

    Why Write?

    It’s funny that I dare write about writing – I’m far from an expert, I know my spelling and grammar isn’t always on par. I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll say it again – I’m currently writing for my self, to document my journey day by day of where I’d like to be. However, today I’d like to encourage you to write.Ā 

  • Personal

    Waiting For Inspiration

    Waiting for inspiration is probably one of the worst things you can do. There is no guarantee that inspiration will motivate you to take action on what you’ve been stalling on. I’ll admit, I was stalling on writing today. I completed an entire paragraph only to l feel that my topic wasn’t genuine or interesting. In my opinion it was full of fluff. I was writing just to write. It then made me think – what was it that I was searching for? Why wasn’t I writing? Then the thought crossed my mind, “I don’t feel inspired.” It’s true, I wasn’t feeling inspired. But should we wait to feel inspired…

  • Personal

    A Life Of Waiting

    How many times have you said these things? I can’t wait until I’m an adult!Ā  I can’ wait until I’m older! I can’t wait to get to high school, college, graduate… I can’t wait until I’m 21Ā  I can’t wait to have a boyfriend I can’t wait to get married I can’t wait to have children I can’t wait to get that promotion…..Ā  As you get older the “I can’t wait turns into something else. Other people are waiting to see your life transform. Maybe its so that you can share experiences and stories (that’s the positive spin on it – but not everyone is for you). It doesn’t help…