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March 22, 2019
Howdy Jewelry Fans! I wanted to take a few minutes and talk about reaching for your goals. I'm working on upping my business game and reaching my true potential to connect with you all and serve your needs for meaningful, authentic adornment. I travel all around this great country meeting you where you are and want you to be able to find me, online, in full view, ready to continually connect.
I’m taking small steps every day. Planning my work and working my plan. I am serving my customers as I served my country. I am relentless. I am unfettered. I am a woman on fire.
In business school (Simmons College (now university) at the time the only women’s only mba program in the country and a great balance to my male dominated USNA degree) we talked about the incremental accrual of disadvantage- the impact of gender on the trajectory of a career. How small, built in misogynistic perceptions can have a drastic impact on a woman’s life long work.
In the Navy I learned that a small course diversion has drastic impacts on the final destination. We performed “dead reckoning” every couple of hours to see how far off course we were. Ships naturally go off course. Unexpected currents, wind, steering gear discrepancies could have major impacts on getting where we were going. Humans naturally go off course.
I use this community, you, my Jewelry Fans, my business coaches, as my “dead reckoning” tool, or “DRT”, accepting the constant course corrections and reminders. This community not only keeps me moving in the right direction, it is actually increasing my trajectory, transforming my journey from two dimensions to three dimensions.
In this community, I’m finding the opposite of disadvantage. I’ve found the incremental accrual of advantage. The incremental increase of impact, fulfillment and satisfaction. Small trajectory increases that have me shooting for the stars. Because if we set our course, our goals and never check in on where we are in the planned movement, we are really just adrift at sea going in some kind of direction but with no real data on where we actually are.
Oh yes, we can. Oh yes, I can. I’m earning it every day. My work. My vision. My soul. My business. My customers. My heart.
Fuel your dreams, Jewelry Fans. Small steps for big gains in the long haul.
March 26, 2019
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August 19, 2020
July 24, 2020
So cute! Wooden box, all little green bits promising to thrive on neglect and small amounts of water. Surely the perfect plants for me!! Perfect size for my desk! (A desk which is the first grown up desk I’ve ever owned- bought it last fall after stalking it online and in person for nearly a half a year.) Perfect right next to the lamp (Costco buy and it’s twin is in my family room) to the right of my monitor, a bright green, adorable reminder that we are all living and connected.
Except they started dying.
I can promise you, I was giving them ALL the neglect they needed. Stressed about my green experiment and NOT wanting my husband’s over two-decade premonitive admonition to be true, I moved them over to my studio windowsill. Lots of sunshine there!! And I fussed. I may have overwatered them if my niece is right—we had a frantic facetime consultative intervention when I noticed big, bold, juicy leaves on the rug. AHHHHHHHH!!!
July 09, 2020
I planned on writing a great Journal Entry for you concentrating on Design and my “Design Process”, but I’ve been distracted. Forgive me? I’ve been in the house since March (and I’m grateful for the house to be in since March, by the way). And so, when considering my design aesthetic origins, what it is that drives my work, I, of course, settled on the debate: Star Wars vs. Star Trek. (Please know that both aforementioned names are copyrighted by Walt Disney World Studios and Viacom-CBS respectively (as of this writing in July, 2020). I mean no disrespect or infringement, and only mean to discuss the illustrious franchises with the utmost of fan respect.)
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