We asked rising stars from the community to open up to us about their end goal. We asked them where they want to be, professionally, by the end of their careers and have shared some of those responses below.

Dina Smith, LPC, CAMS II | Professional Organizer, Therapist and Recovery Coach

For so long, I have worked in people’s homes helping them to recover and reclaim their spaces. Longterm, I would love to be able to expand my reach into print media (books, journals, planners) as a primary focus. Print media is a lost art but there is so much we have NOT done to express our culture in furniture, home decor, and even organizing with a cultural flare! Read more>>

Shemera Sinkfield | Serial Entrepreneur

By the end of our career?….well I pray to have made the best impact that created positivity, self confidence, self love, and peace. Once we are comfortable in the skin that at we are in, that is when the best us comes out and we begin to unlock every gift or talent we were given. And starting with photography and video, we are able to help others see their gifts unlock….along with bridging the gap between lifestyle, technology, and travel. Read more>>

Joshua Leonard | Character Designer – Animator & Storyteller

The end goal for me is inside of books, and other learning tools, as it pertains to the legacy I hope to leave in Animation, and the inclusive, diverse characters I have created. I would like to be known as someone, and an artist who wasn’t afraid of doing something NEW and DIFFERENT. I should be known as an artist who did his best to content, with stories and characters who are undervalued, by putting them in the forefront. Read more>>

Katiah Byrd | Magazine

This question automatically makes me smile! When I think about my end goal, my visualizations immediately starts. My name and brand will be known in many homes. I will build the best ‘businesships” that I can build. I will look back at my time spent on this Earth and reflect on how many people I helped and lives I changed. At the end of my career I will feel content, comfortable, peaceful and happy with the legacy that I will pass to the generations after me. Read more>>