Too Often, Brands Do Not Think About Longevity

Too Often, Brands Do Not Think About Longevity

I sit and write this post shortly after being inspired by watching Bobby Hundreds' two-part video essay, which briefly walks you through the closing of their San Francisco brick-and-mortar to the grand opening of their (extended) new, long-awaited home on 501 N. Fairfax.

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Keeping My 2018 To-Do's on Track with BlueSky

Keeping My 2018 To-Do's on Track with BlueSky

Customizing my own planner with BlueSky definitely was the way to go for me to actually utilize planners again. The interior format is my favorite because I can focus on the year's major events and my weekly to-do's. If you haven't found a planner that keeps you organized the way you want, check out BlueSky!

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2017 in Review: Lessons Learned and Goals Accomplished

2017 in Review: Lessons Learned and Goals Accomplished

I was looking back at last years list of 2017 goals to see how much of it I could cross off, how much of it was left hanging, and how much my goals have personally changed since then. In flipping through the pages of this notebook, I found a list of lessons I learned in 2016. So here I am, sharing my accomplishments to bask in New Years glory and share some old + new lessons.

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What to Keep in Mind When Submitting an Artist Application to Perform

What to Keep in Mind When Submitting an Artist Application to Perform

Last week we began the process of going through every single artist submission for the Tucson Hip Hop Festival. After going through a couple hundred, I made some observations that may be useful to keep in mind for artists who not only apply to perform at our fest but others as well.

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Going Alone to a Conference and Making the Most Out of It

Going Alone to a Conference and Making the Most Out of It

In September I attended Create & Cultivate Seattle! Not only was it my first time ever attending a conference but I also attended it alone. Given that conferences can offer so much and be so big in seemingly such a short amount of time, I'm sharing my insight with you on conquering the day!

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What I Learned From and What I Really Think About ComplexCon

What I Learned From and What I Really Think About ComplexCon

Complex just hosted their second ever #ComplexCon in Long Beach, California this past weekend and needless to say, it was crazy! Apparently they had about 50k people in attendance. That being said, I'm sharing my experience and opinions on this massive event. 

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My Experience and Takeaways from Create and Cultivate: Seattle

My Experience and Takeaways from Create and Cultivate: Seattle

Create and Cultivate hosted their biggest conference to date in Seattle, Saturday, September 9th. With keynotes Mandy Moore, Issa Rae, and Founders of Finery, Brooklyn Decker and Whitney Casey - I'm really grateful to have experienced this event and be able to share my insight with you! If you're curious as to how a C&C conference really is, here is my experience and takeaways.

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The First Initial Steps to Finding Your Purpose

The First Initial Steps to Finding Your Purpose

As someone who is interested in a million things, has many passions, and didn't know where to even start or what to pursue, the best advice (from personal experience) I can give is to just start doing! Answers reveal themselves as you continue to follow the right-feeling things. This post isn't just to share my advice on finding your purpose in life but also to serve as something even I can refer back to!

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Books for Different Parts of Me, In Light of National Book Lovers Day

Books for Different Parts of Me, In Light of National Book Lovers Day

It's National Book Lovers Day, so of course I had to do a blog post on a handful of my absolute favorite reads! If you're looking to add something new to your bookshelf, perhaps you'll find a book for a part of you in this list of books for different parts of me! 

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August: So, What Do You Have Coming Up Next?

August: So, What Do You Have Coming Up Next?

The rest of this year is looking lit. So, I decided to start a segment called, "So, What's Next?" in which all the happenings I have coming up are in one blog post! These are the events on the horizon for August! All of which I curated or helped curate and all of which you may take an interest in attending. 

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Love Coffee Bar with a Dose of Inspiration

Love Coffee Bar with a Dose of Inspiration

I'm sitting at this café in Santa Monica getting some work done and all of a sudden I find myself ultimately inspired! Read a bit of this inspiration and browse a short gallery of Love Coffee Bar (also, listen to my very first blogcast).

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