Introduce yourself! Who are you?
I am a small town girl that found her way. I'm a blogger, a traveler, and Serial Faux Socialite.
Who would you say is your #1 inspiration?
My Aunt Kathy. She's the glue that holds everyone together. She taught me how to live my best life, about fashion, boys, decor, business. She's my motivation.
What is one thing no one really knows about you?
The Pillsbury Doughboy was my best friend growing up. I lived in Nashville and My dad worked for Pillsbury at the time. I went to work with him often and he would always be there helping me color.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
If you feel you did it right the first time, then you don't understand your potential.
What would you say to 16 year old you?
You have so much potential if you believe in yourself. There will be time for all the things you want to do but do the hard work now.
What’s your dream job?
Being a travel coordinator for a large corporation such as Amazon.
Have you ever had anyone doubt you? How did that make you feel?
I've had a lot of people doubt me. I think that's a normal thing in life. To be honest there are times it sucks but I try to use it as my floor and not my ceiling.
What message do you think every woman should hear?
You are Enough.
What is your favorite thing about where you live?
Dallas is a juxtaposition of arts, music, food, and people. It's a place that is young and figuring itself out just like most of us.
What do you love most about yourself?
I have a deep friendship with my hair. It really is my crown.
Do you remember a specific time you overcame adversity?
I have had to face adversity my whole life. Unfortunately, both my parents were addicted to drugs so from the start odds were against me. I haven't always had the best childhood but I survived. I did what most people didn't think I was able to do. Live.
What motivates you most?
My friends. They are some of the most amazing people. They work so hard at what they do and I know I can't fall behind. If I did I would have no one to brunch with.
What do you do on a daily basis to grow and move forward?
I read and meditate a lot. I work daily to learn something new. Teach myself something. Growth is an ongoing gesture.
What is one thing people would be surprised to hear about you?
I can't swim. lol. I've been all around the world but have failed swimming classes over five times.
If you weren’t blogging, what would you be doing?
I would still be finding ways to connect people to places or things.
What is something on your bucket list?
Going to Iceland and doing the blue lagoon.
What are your biggest passions?
I like helping people. If I have the resource or knowledge I want others to have it if it aids them.
What motivated and inspired you to start your own business?
Two things: I had a passion for traveling and events already. Two, I saw people being taken advantage of. Being charged thousands of dollars for trips that are easy to plan if you have the knowledge and the time.
What have been your biggest challenges so far? How did you overcome them?
Trying to figure things out. What is the best way to market. Get clients. Etc. it's not easy. It takes a lot of prayer and listening to what others have done and making it my own.
How do you keep motivated through difficult times?
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs?
It isn't a glamorous life. There will be days you are ready to quit but don't. The 2 am days. The broke weeks. It's all worth it.
What are your favorite business tools/resources and why?
People. I read a lot of blogs. Go to events. Knowledge is the best tool. Outside of that Day Designers, Passion Planners, and Project management tools.
What are you currently learning about for your business?
I have a long way to go. I see my end goal and there are so many things I can do but it takes baby steps.
What were you doing before this, and is this your first business?
I was doing what I was doing now for free. Then I realized that I can put a price tag on my purpose.
How did you come up with the idea?
I was always traveling, going to things, etc. People would always ask me for creative help. It was taking what I was already doing and turning it into a feasible business.
Are there any specific advantages or disadvantages to being a women business owner?
I'm a woman. I can do anything lol.
Is there anything you wish you had done differently?
I think I could have had a stronger release and built up more marketing around my business. But hey I learned and am making it happen in 2018.
How many days do you work per week?
6. I allow myself one day of rest and recharge.
What was the most challenging moment in your entrepreneurial journey thus far?
Balancing a 9-5 and a 5-9. I get pulled in various ways and its hard at times.
How do you achieve work-life balance?
I make non negotiable times for myself. Gym, church, brunch, etc. I don't schedule anything. I rest. allow myself time to do what I want that is fun.
What is your greatest fear?
People won't believe in me
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Having my family and friends say I am proud of you
What do you aspire to be professionally?
I want to be a corporate trainer.
If you could go back in time to the first day of your startup, what would you communicate to yourself?
Girl get ready and buckle up
Where do you plan on taking your business?
To infiintiy and beyond! But really, there are no limits. Being that it's a travel business I can do a lot. clothing. events. programs. I have a lot of room to get my feet wet.