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New Beginnings

2015

I’m trying to get back on track with my blog. So much going on at the start of the new year. The holidays were wonderful as always spending time with family and friends.

I usually stay away from New Year’s resolutions, but I do try to make some specific goals to at least strive for during the year. Maybe if I write them down, and share them, you all will keep me accountable!

  • Grow my Graphic Design business – I’m now a member of BNI (Prosperity Partners). If you belong to a BNI chapter, shout it out at me!
  • Begin new ministry – I’m beginning a new ministry in Essential Oils. Visit my new website The Oily Girl to learn more about Essential Oils
  • Grow Essential Oil Blog
  • Study 3 books of the bible (maybe an online bible study)
  • Clean out closets and storage areas – It’s so time to rid myself of old items, especially since the kids are on their way out.
  • Achieve significant natural hair growth by May (one year anniversary)

Whew. . . I think that’s enough for now. I have other things I would like to achieve, but writing them down might be a little overwhelming.

Have you written down your goals for 2015? Share them, it might keep you accountable.

Interview with myself

I recently read a blog that I thought was so clever, so I decided to take the idea and run with it.

I thought it might be a good idea to interview myself. It’s a great way of letting readers know a little bit more about. . Me!

Myself: What did you want to be when you grew up?

Me: I loved art. It’s hereditary. There are many great artists in my family. I began drawing when I was in elementary school. I had a natural talent that was enhanced by training from my great-uncle and my cousin. I began painting in high school, and developed a great mentoring relationship with my art teacher, who helped and encouraged me to apply to college majoring in art.

I didn’t know that I would end up as a graphic designer but Rochester Institute of Technology had a great core program that helped me determine what type of art I wanted to do.

Myself: Did you follow your dreams?

Me: I did, more than I ever imagined. I had a great 10 year career at Kodak selling film and plates to the graphic arts industry. I gained extensive knowledge in pre-press and printing (the other side of graphic design), and I worked in marketing for 8 years. I got a very well-rounded background that enabled me to start my own business.

Myself: What do you like most about what you do everyday?

Me: I love the freedom that I have. As a Graphic Designer I’m able to take a project, completely starting from scratch, and use colors, shapes, images, and text, to create visually pleasing marketing collateral that helps promote a business, product, or event. I love the freedom of working with different media from print, web, trade shows, sign media, etc. Lots of opportunity to be creative.

Owning my own design firm has also allowed me the freedom to schedule my time around my family and other activities.

Myself: What advice would you give someone wanting to start their own business?

Me: Be passionate about what you want to do. Be confident that you are good at what you do. Make your family a priority. Make time to operate your business, and connect with your community.

Myself: If you had a plane ticket to go anywhere you wanted to right now, where would you go?

Me: Italy
Jump on the bandwagon and interview yourself for your blog. What kind of questions would you ask yourself?