So, I finally took the plunge and uploaded a video. I am officially a YouTube Partner. How official does that sound?! I’ve been saying I’m going to create content for what seems like FOREVER, and I finally did it. Check out my DIY & Videos page to catch me in action!
Today, we have a guest blogger. One of my dearest friends, Miss Lasondra Wilson of Yellowcake Bakery. She had the amazing opportunity to attend the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. It only seemed fitting to have her recollect her experience there on this day where we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I hope that we can use this day as more than just an extra day off, but to really think about how we can make this world a truly better and more equal place for all people. Read about her experience after the jump and enjoy!
It is still slightly unreal to actually think that we are in 2016. I remember when Y2K was a thing. Now it’s 2016, and we are only advancing and in some aspects, regressing, as a society. 2015 proved to be a trying year for our country, but in my own personal life, it was a year of new beginnings and the completion of accomplishments. I am looking into the unknown that is 2016 with anxious, giddy expectation. I am looking at myself, realizing that if anything is going to happen this year, it will require me to show up, to be present. So, here a few of the promises I am making to myself in 2016.
Well, you made it! It’s officially 2016 in the grand US of A! After all the highs and lows, heartbreaks and amazing stories, you’ve stepped from one year into the next with another chance to get it right. We here at wellhellopanda pray this is a year of growth, in both business and personal endeavors for all our readers.
We have a ton of fresh, new content and series being finalized at whp headquarters. We are excited to share it with you in the upcoming weeks. Stay connected by subscribing for updates and you’ll never be out of the loop. Now, we must get ready for a fav LA past time- brunch. Happy New Year!
I hope all of you have recovered from your food comas and wonderful time with family. The new year is less than 7 days away. Let’s bring it in with a bang and hit the ground running! 2016 is gonna be a great year! I can feel it. Again, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Be safe out there 🙂
My friend asked me how my YouTube thing was going tonight a few nights ago. All I could say was that I hadn’t done anything yet. I was working on it. The truth is, I’m always working on it. I have yet to get out of build mode. And to be honest, I haven’t done much building. All the thoughts I have and brand building is in my head. There are no tangible, physical manifestations of any of my ideas. I keep putting it off because I don’t have all the right equipment, or backdrop, or camera, or content; versus just starting and building as I grow. I consider myself a creative and sometimes I can only envision the whole picture. The details of getting it done can render me helpless. What’s that saying? Analysis paralysis. That’s me. I get too caught up in the details and find it hard to make any strides towards the goal if I feel like it’s not going in the right order.
Also, people are so cruel behind a computer now and I have a tender heart. I don’t have thick skin, never have. But when there is a vision, a dream, an idea that has been placed inside to be manifested, how dare you allow ‘people’ who can’t support the vision stop you? So I am now in “building mode”. I have started to list the items I feel would assist me in moving this process along so I am not discouraged by the entire process. I will attach time frames to those items, making it more manageable to handle. I am making my creative space more workable. It has to be for my thoughts to flow freely. I’m telling myself that I have to work on my goals every day. I can’t work 36 hours for someone else (I’m a nurse. That’s full time for me. Thank goodness!), and only spend 3 hours on my own brand. I won’t progress like I want to. I won’t progress like I should. So here’s to working on my goal before 2016. Here’s to finding the courage to obtain what I feel is already mine. I hope you take this time to reflect on goals you’ve allowed to collect dust. May 2016 bring goal achieving milestones for you!
Hey! I have been gone for too long. I definitely have neglected my blog. I know, I know…I should be ashamed of myself. Life started to get crazy, and I became too lazy to be creative. How is that even possible?! It’s totally possible and it happened to me. I was so focused on the complexities of my life at the moment, I would not allow myself to relax and create. I decided today that I would work through the laziness and continue to build my blog.
So…here is the update on my life:
Hello all! I’m here with my first DIY post! This is so exciting! What’s even more exciting is that it is a gift I made for my significant other’s birthday- custom etched glass beer mugs. I was so excited to give them; I barely waited after midnight to give them to him. He could tell I was excited. Here is the process I used to make these super personalized and inexpensive mugs.
Lack of Creatives of Color Within Mainstream Creative Arenas
Since being done with nursing school (a post on that coming soon), I have found myself trying to sort through all the creative thoughts that were stored in the back of my mind for two years. I recently looked up some creative conferences to attend, and found an interesting trend. Read to find out what I noticed.