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.

Dani Gordon | Travel & Lifestyle Photographer

Going on a solo trip for two months was without a doubt the easiest and best decision I made for myself. I earned my Bachelor’s in Exercise Science in 2018, and my last six credits involved working 365 hours in 10 weeks at an internship in the summer. We could choose anywhere between hospitals, therapy centers etc. in any state as long as we got it approved by our school. The idea of spending 9 hours a day, 5 days a week all summer in Georgia, and still work weekends in a restaurant did not sit right in my soul… so I left. I found a pediatric therapy center in Honolulu, got it approved, and on May 13, 2018 I left for Hawaii. Read more>>

Yolanda Horton | Health & Life Coach

The single most important decision I made that contributed to my success was deciding to walk in my true passion. . My desire to help others brings fulfillment to my life. Read more>>

Rashad Doucet | Sequential Artist, Character Designer, and Professor

Never letting anything that happened to me in life stop me from finding a way to become a storyteller. When I was a kid my grandma gave me pen and paper to write and draw the many stories that populate my mind and I’ve never stopped. I suspect she did so to encourage but also help keep a 5 year-old who couldn’t wait to tell you about his newest superhero creation, quiet during church lol. Regardless of how it began though I adapted, learned, took side paths but never gave up on that desire to learn and tell stories. Read more>>

Jasmine Greenville | Dessert Maker

Quitting My Job. Read more>>

Franschara “Monique” Lumpkin | Owner and Creator of SunKissed Creations by Monique, LLC and SunKissed Blanks by Monique, LLC.

I can honestly say two things have contributed to my success. First, I am FOREVER learning. I see so many cool crafts that I want to do but I am intimidated by. I don’t allow that intimidation to deter me from at least trying it. My friends and family can attest to the fact that I am not afraid of a challenge. It may take me a minute to build up the courage to try it but I never want to go through life wondering “What if?” I apply this to my business also. I am always signing up for courses to either learn new crafts or to perfect my current ones. Read more>>