I Quit

After 20 years of teaching in the public school system, I quit…well I took an early retirement, so that I can take care of my parents.  So much has changed but it feels so good to be here for them.  After the sleepless nights, the guilt of leaving them with professional strangers, and the needless stress,  an enormous weight has been lifted from my shoulders.

I know jobs these days are hard to come by, but there are times when an opportunity comes, and you have to take it.  I even felt a little guilty for leaving my boss, but I got over it.  Sometime in life you have to just go for it and take that leap of faith.  Yes it may be scarey, yes your cash flow will change, but you have to make a game plan.

I wanted to find a way to earn money doing what I love, while using my photography skills at the same time.  Now I’m selling on Amazon and Ebay, taking great pictures for my products and giving back on both platforms… I love it.

If any of you feel stuck and you have a passion you want persue, I recommend reading the book titled  “Turn Your Passion Into Profit” by Walt F. J. Goodridge.  He gives action steps for turning your passion into an actual business.

Conquer the fear by taking action, make that first step.


Embracing the Spirit of Giving,

Bringing in the New Year 2015 With a New Mindset

newyearHappy New Years!

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild & precious life?”(Mary Oliver)

This is the year of action, thanks to a great read by Erin Morin McCormick.

Are you ready to take your business to the next level?

What do you need to do to succeed?  People say, to be successful in your business, you need to …write a blog, get on Facebook, start pinning, start posting, start tweeting, update your profile, and so on…but how do you begin?

This book outlines 3 steps to success:

  1. Get clear about what you want and why (Time to take a breath and focus)
  2. Get a plan (What are you going to do to get the job done)
  3. Get going (Take a step and then the next one)

Taking consistent small actions is the best medicine to overcome fear and doubts, and a sure way to make this year the best year of your life.

Be sure to check out this resource at your leisure on Amazon.



Embracing the Spirit of Giving,

Birthdays Can Change the World

timeline1Today is my birthday, we all have that special day to celebrate in so many different ways.  Some of us love the attention, while others look at it as just another day.  No matter how you feel about this milestone, you can use it to change the world.

I read about a boy and an organization called Charity Water, where millions of people in developing countries walk nearly two hours a day to collect water.  The families take the risk of the water not being clean, bringing it home only to choose between drinking, bathing, cooking or washing.  Some of the water made people sick, and it still was not enough to go around.  So the boy decided to help by giving up his birthday gifts in exchange for family and friends donating to help build clean water projects.

This simple act of kindness has already raised millions of dollars to give clean water. This year, I decided to donate my birthday. Take some time and check out Charity Water, they might inspire you to do the same.

Embracing the Spirit of Giving,