We asked folks to tell us about the most important decisions they’ve made along their journey and have shared some of the highlights below.

Nicole Cardenas | Photographer

The drive I had to get to know my clients and provide them with what they have dreamt up. I made the decision to treat clients like family vs being hired help. This was especially important to make my name as a child photographer. Read more>>

Kaylee Bender-Randolph | Artist

Prioritizing creative connection with myself, other people and the world around me has changed my life . I need grounding, and I need to express, I always preach the necessity of creative expression. I think this also includes putting myself first. No matter what that looks like or how it feels, putting myself first and genuinely celebrating myself and community. How I am able to show up for myself and the world looks different every day, and I am learning to meet myself where I am at. Read more>>

Lori Littell | Sharpening Business Owner and Operator

When I started the business, I knew I had to surround myself with supportive people. My time in the Navy taught me that it always takes a team to make things happen. My wife and my best friend put in countless hours to help grow the business. From the beginning, they were lugging equipment and working stands with me at dog shows. While I sharpened, they were ambassadors…greeting customers and sharing the business with everyone they came in contact with. Read more>>