"Grit is that 'extra something' that separates the most successful people from the rest. It's the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality." -Travis Bradberry
Never in a million years did I think I could be this girl. . The girl who is able to feel confident in her own skin. The girl who feels strong- and can see herself growing stronger. The girl who is dedicated to loving herself and prioritizing time to putting herself first. The girl who’s thoughts aren’t consumed with self hatred and struggle. The girl who feels happy & at her best in a sports bra and leggings, dripping sweat. The girl who gets up at 5 am to chase her goals. The girl who is invested in helping others chase their happiness too. Genuinely, the Danielle on the left didn’t think the Danielle on the right could ever exist. I’m so freakin grateful I get to prove that Danielle wrong every. single. day now. . But don’t worry.. I assure you my room was just as messy and my mirror just as dirty at that time in my life too. Some things never change 😉
Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement this week. I know that this therapy journey will be filled with hills and valleys, but I am grateful to have all of you along with me. Today I am feeling 100% better! I slept in until I woke up naturally, got a mini workout in, had a healthy breakfast, did my nails, made some money from Clothes Mentor, and treated us to Starbucks. Now it’s time to work on mentoring my coaches, enrolling my newest clients for our last 90 day challenge, getting ready for prep week of the last 90 days, Trader Joe’s run, meal prep, and a little cleaning. Days like this make me feel productive and in control, which gives me a sense of peace when the productivity is by choice. What’s on your Sunday agenda? 👇🏼
BORN THIS WAY🌞 In any business, you must DO and KNOW what makes you different from everyone else doing the same thing that you are. I rock this mentality in everything that I do, not just because I am an artist naturally, but it’s just who I am. Since 2005, I have been creating jewelry. In 2010, I started to list my work on Etsy and it was mostly really simple earrings. People laugh at me when I say I used to create simple things because what I create now is completely off the charts different. In 2013, I had my biggest year of sales and was in New York Fashion Week. Over the years, I worked as an art teacher never creatively satisfied because it’s not what I was meant to do. So jewelry was just a part time side job that never got fully developed into a career that I always dreamed of making a reality until now. I have done more sales this year than I have in almost 10 years of business. My work is out there, I get it - it’s bright, it’s vivacious, it SHINES BRIGHT. I believe in creating absolute one of a kind pieces to represent the uniqueness of the individual who wears it. I can’t make the same piece again as I can’t find the materials and honestly, it doesn’t feel right. I look at each necklace I create as a oil painting, I’m thinking about the whole composition and how I can make it different from anything I’ve ever made before. And if this shit does get big and I’m forced to make the same pieces, you better believe there’s only going to be a few. That’s how destining should be and that’s how we should be as individuals. Creating our own unique identity and not basing it off what high end designer everyone else is wearing. So rock on and SHINE BRIGHT because you were BORN THIS WAY. Big shit coming. 💥 _ Thank you to the beautiful women who make this shit possible. Without your hard ass work ethic, my work wouldn’t shine as bright without your talent. Looking forward to letting our talents shine bright once
Just got my platinum member short from #extralife for raising $250 for @cincychildrens! I am actually way past that now, over $600 raised! Any donation helps raise money for great pediatric care. No matter how small, and of I raise $1k my head is getting shaved by @best_juliet! https://www.extra-life.org/participant/374449
Down 31 lbs and I’ve hit a plateau this week. I’m wearing the same shirt in this picture (different tank top of course). It fits much better these days. The scale isn’t the only way to measure your hard work. 🏃🏻♀️
“Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun☼ and the moon☾, they shine when it’s their time” -unknown. I love this quote, I constantly felt l had to compare myself to others just to get a version of someone that wasn’t who I truly was. Especially in high school I felt like I had to be someone I wasn’t just so I felt respected or liked, when in reality who I am is enough. Being myself is the best and no one can take that away from me. :) loving yourself is honestly such an amazing feeling and it changes things for the better when you do have love.
•KEEPSAKES• I have a wooden box with many keepsake items in it. I typically just toss in random things I’m given, or have from a special time in my life. Every once in awhile when I add a new item to the box, I dump it out to reminisce on old times.
"Don't call dat man yo shooter you can't bond him out dat pussy popping off da lip he got a coochie mouth"🔥🔥🔥🤣 new music #otw until then hit da link in my bio 🏃🏾♂️🏃🏾♂️ My views up #timeismuzik#4x#explore
Even though I was eaten alive by mosquitos, yesterday was absolutely gorgeous! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Katie you looked STUNNING! Head on over to my story to catch a few more sneak peeks from the wedding day!