Hustling from a place of peace… I spent over six years hustling my butt off in NYC, and now I’m writing this while sitting outside by my pool in Austin, TX. Moving to Austin was a form of self-care for me, and it was my way of taking control of my situation to channel a healthy hustle that is both lucrative and sustainable.
New York, I love you. We’ve been together for almost eight years. You’ve shaped me, challenged me, pushed me, and enabled me to make my dreams a reality. I’m saying goodbye for now, as I’m entering a new chapter of my life in the Southwest. But before I go, I want to take a trip down memory lane to share my journey from a small town in Kentucky to the Big Apple and also to not forget the magic that happened here.
Where my female entrepreneurs at? In a world where we’re all hustling hard for our dreams, here’s your friendly reminder to pause, take a breath and make sure you’re still doing things you love outside of work (even if you love your job!). Despite what you might think, it’s possible to run a successful business and still have time for things you do ‘just for fun’. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you probably know I passionately believe that having more fun makes you more successful. But how do you take a step back and remember what those passions are?
I’m writing this for myself as much as I am writing this for you guys! Managing your time when you work from home can be quite daunting, and it has been a much-requested blog topic from you guys. Let me preface by saying, I have not yet mastered this art of time-management. But, I’m learning tools to help me get there, and I’m happy to share what I’ve learned so far. First of all, being busy and being productive are two completely different things.
The Best of 2017: Becoming my own boss, traveling to far places, and celebrating 4 years of bloggingCareer + Blogging/Wellness + Lifestyle
I’ve sat down to write this blog post SO many times in the past 72 hours, and I can’t seem to find the words. I guess that’s the best way for me to describe 2017… it has been quite an indescribable and pivotal year. Next week marks my one year anniversary since quitting the 9-5 grind to be my own boss. Of course, I was nervous not knowing how this would pan out, but I weirdly felt a sense of calm and comfort in my ‘risky’ decision. Looking back, that was my gut telling me everything would be alright if I just let go. Since then, life has kind of felt like I’ve been hitting all of the boost pads in Mario Kart.