Personal Stories



What are grateful for? When you hear this question, how often have you answered with something like your job, your significant other, an opportunity someone gave you, etc.? I have realized that having certain things and supportive people in your life are blessings, but the real blessing begins with knowing your value. How do you […]

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How to Express Gratitude: The Truth

December 23, 2022

Luggage and Networking

Networking and vintage luggage have absolutely nothing in common. Still, I have always enjoyed finding something rare and exclusive, and this was no different when I searched for vintage luggage to serve as storage. This was a decade ago because when I gave both eBay and Etsy a try, it was a very time-consuming and […]

Personal Stories

What’s the Connection with Vintage Luggage & Networking?

December 20, 2022

My 2022 Year in Review Personal Branding

This is the year I leaped into my dream life; how could I not write about it? I decided to forge on and write this post because I now have time to plan out and write better blog posts. Why is that? Because I finally left my day job to be a full-time portrait and […]


The 2022 Year in Review: Dream Life, Check

December 16, 2022

Turning 50

Turning 50 threw me in ways I could never have imagined. It was the first time I felt and experienced aging, and I struggled with it. My brain freezes; the hot flashes and the dark circles under my eyes put me on a rocky, tumbling road of insecurity and fear. But, as with any route […]

Personal Stories

Turning 50: A Reflection on the Changes

February 16, 2020