Tag Archives: The Fresh Exchange

It has been a little over a month since I had stepped away from 8balloons and there is good reason to it. Typically, when I have stepped away for less then a week, I have always felt a little guilty. This time, it has been the longest I have gone since writing. In June I came up with another one of my crazy ideas, but this time I knew it was different. It was to create an app that could have only come to me from the love I have for my online community and blog. I knew I could bring it to fruition, which is exactly what I have been working on ever since. I cannot wait to share this creation with you, since it is because of this blog and readers I created it. There are many exciting parts to this idea that I will be sharing soon. For now, my inspiration is to continue to create, and these quotes have helped me along the way. I hope they can inspire you as well! (more…)

Showing Up

image via Shatterboxx

I’ve been a little busy with various work projects this week, but I still wanted to make a point to write something inspiring for you all today. After all, the hardest part is showing up, right? There are many very good excuses reasons {work, stress, family, bills} that can hold us back daily from what we truly feel passionate about {writing, running, music, crafting, etc.}. We start to think, “well if I can’t give it 100% today I might as well wait until tomorrow”. But sometimes when you do that, tomorrow turns into next week and so forth. So I thought, even if I am very busy, tired, and not as inspired as yesterday I would still show up. Although it is extremely difficult to make the effort to show up in less than appealing circumstances, after doing so it makes you feel re-energized and stronger. After all, isn’t a small step better than none? ¬†They add up in the long run :)

Success Looks Something Like This

via Petnoga


via The Fresh Exchange

Only Way To Succeed

via Melissa Connolly

Marilyn Monroe

Steve Jobs

via Unintended Wreckage

Get Excited

via flowers & fleurons flickr

Don't Be Afraid To Try

via I’m Busy Procrastinating

Starts with a Try

via Life’s A Journal