It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day, but it’s important to stop ask: what’s the end goal? Knowing where you are trying to go is step one in getting there and so we’ve asked some folks we admire to tell us their end goal and where they want to be by the end of their careers.

Naomi Cook | Food Blogger

I started my blog because I wanted and needed a creative outlet to share my love for food! That being said, my blog has morphed into so much more than that. And, simply put, I now see it as a small business to not only provide for me, but for my family and others as well. My goal is to keep building something great within my business and therefore be able to help build up and help others in my community. At the end of it all, I want people to look at what I have created and see a business that helped a lot of people. For me, it’s not about notoriety–how many followers I can gain or how famous I can become–it’s about the good I can do for others around me. Read more>>

David Kammerzell | Artist

I haven’t thought much about the end of my career as I hope to be painting as long as I can still hold a paint brush. Usually Im thinking about 4-5 paintings out but not really anything beyond that. I want to get my current piece done and then move on to the next one. And hopefully, my paintings will be evolving and becoming more interesting and accomplished along the way. I don’t put any thought into how good or bad my work is- I’ll leave that up to someone else. But I would take pride in having my work be in a permanent museum collection. Read more>>

Claygo | Hip Hop Artist

My end goal is to make a difference. Big or small. I want to be able to touch lives and shed light on a struggle that continues to be ignored within the black community. I want to gain a voice to give a voice to those who are not heard. By the end of my career I want to be in the position where I can look back and say I used my platform for good. Read more>>

Morganne Lavigne | Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger

My end goal with, my fashion blog would to be to reach more women in an impactful way. I would love for my simple, everyday fashion posts to inspire women to go out and take on the world weather that be fashionably or to be ambitious with starting a blog, although there may be risk factors involved. When I started my fashion and lifestyle blog back in 2016 I was so nervous to put myself out there, but I have found that it is so freeing to express yourself trough your passions and I encourage others to do so. Professionally, I would love to start my own boutique one day to extend the message behind what I do. That has always been the end goal in my head to one day build my own empire and keep inspiring women and men to be confident in who they are, I would love to be financially stable doing what I love and inspiring others through fashion. Read more>>

Ebenezer Yebuah | Founder & CEO of Mawule Music Company

The end goal is to have a successful and flourishing music company with the following established departments: Artist Development and Management, Marketing and Promotions, Music Publishing and Sync Licensing. I want to help independent artists tackle the music industry in a strategic way. I want to break the rules of this industry, set new trends for others to follow, and accomplish it all with a good team. That is the journey I travel and only God knows where I will be by the end of my career. Read more>>

Caitlin Fullam | Photographer & Artist

This is hard to answer because my goals always change as life unfolds. However right now, I love the idea of stepping away from the digital world and building up my art’s existence in physical form, whether that be hanging in homes, in galleries, or murals. I often imagine my life post-Instagram and envision using my hands more to paint, package prints, or shoot meaningful photos rather than spending as much time as I do now working on my laptop or phone. It’s a dream, but I think over time I’ll get there. Read more>>