Living with the intention to never compromise my commitment to approaching every situation in life and business with grace is something I’ve realized will never be a perfectly balanced act. There are discouraging times I feel like ruthlessness is the only way to get what I want, but my moral compass never allows me to stoop to certain levels. My Mama always said, “you catch more flies with honey.” Being gracious and ladylike doesn’t mean you’re a push over. It means you succeed despite people’s incorrect assumptions that you cannot maintain your femininity while climbing the ladder to success. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always found 4″ heels give me something to dig in with on that daily climb! My established personal style and need for things “to be pretty” while I work isn’t a hindrance — it’s the foundation by which my brand and business succeed! My aesthetic has made me the success I am today. We’ve all heard that saying, “bless your heart,” right? Southern women know it has a myriad of meanings; you know instinctively what sort of blessing is being bestowed based on the tone, inflection, attitude and expression of the woman who just said it. She didn’t raise her voice, use course language, become aggressive or argumentative, did she? Every hair was in place, and her nails perfectly manicured. Yet, you know exactly what she meant by those 3 words. They could have felt like the hug of an angel or the most dire threat to your life and everything you hold dear!
In this day and age no woman carries just one title. The 2017 woman is a working girl 24/7. She has a 9-5, she’s a mom, she’s a student, she owns her own business, she supports others and is involved in her community. She travels to places she’s never been, moves her family across the country, the state, or the world. She has a wide range of experience, a diverse pool of friends and an ever-growing knowledge base because more opportunities than ever are available to her.
To all the girl bosses out there who leave their 9-5, go home, and hustle their dreams until 2am like nobody’s business. 💪 May we rise and slay, day after day. 👠 With grace we’ll say, “lovely is she who doesn’t stop till she has it all.”💄
It’s funny; growing up I never once heard from anyone that women can or can’t do certain things — I only ever found out some women in this country truly believe they’re oppressed after seeing it screamed in the streets. I never had that false belief crippling my ability to get anything done, so I kept on doing what I wanted, and nobody ever mentioned to me that I was a woman! Thank God I was never fed those lies at a young, impressionable age. I won’t get into politics here, because I don’t believe a lifestyle blog is the place for that, but if you are truly passionate about women’s rights please take the ones you have in this incredible country and use them to help women who TRULY have no voice. If you don’t understand what I’m talking about here’s a place to start:
I got so many positive responses from the #GoalDigger smartphone wallpaper download I created last month that I decided to make a matching computer wallpaper. Dozens of you asked on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and of course here to create this larger file for desktop and I am more than happy to comply 🙂 Thank you for being such awesome readers!
–> Download the full sized .png file HERE <–
Hope you enjoy!
I don’t know who you are, I don’t know what you’re thinking, I don’t know how you got here or how long you’ll stay… I just have three things to say to you:
Don’t stop. Don’t STOP. DON’T STOP!
This is my end-of-March love letter to you… Whatever you’re struggling with right now remember there’s always someone out there struggling even harder. So don’t give up. Know your worth. Push your limits and remind yourself that you’re a Go Getter and a Goal DIGGER! You can get that promotion, you can lose that 5 lbs, you can climb that mountain, you can dance, you can sing, you can, can, CAN! And to help remind you of your boundless awesomeness go download this free phone wallpaper I made specifically with you Boss Babes in mind and put it as your home screen right away!
Okay, that’s all I have to say. Love you 🙂