Go Confidently In The Direction Of Your Dreams ~ Henry David Thoreau
Photo Credit: Collin Pierson Photography
4 years ago, I took a leap of faith and quit my job to pursue what I had been yearning to do full time. I left a decent salary, insurance and the comfort of a paycheck every 2 weeks. This is something I conteplated on for a while because of fear!!! Fear of the unknown. Going on faith, determination and a BIG push from my amazing husband, I did it! Starting out on your own takes guts and passion for your craft.
Pursuing my passion has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. It's hard work, endless hours, a few tears but a lot more smiles. Listen to your heart and put your best effort into it. You will never know if you can if you dont try. 4 years later, I manage 3 companies, teach a series of design workshops and published my first book last year. All of this comes with some challenges of course. In my upcomimg blogs, I will be sharing some of these challenges and some WTF moments.
My hope is that today's blog gets you one step closer to pursuing those goals and dreams you may be hesitant to pursue. DIVE IN!
I leave you with some of my favorite quotes.
Until next time.
"You've got to follow your passion. You've got to figure out what it is you love--who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams"~ Oprah Winfrey
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"~ Eleanor Roosevelt
"Creativity takes courage" ~ Henri Matissei
"Listen to your heart above all other voices"~ Marta Kagan
"Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock" ~ unknown
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” ~ Steve Jobs
"Your work is to discover your work and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it" ~Buddha
Akeshi Akinseye was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Nigerian parents, grew up in Benin-City, Nigeria, and returned to the United States in 2000. Coming from a design background, she launched her event planning and design business. She is established as a premier event designer for clients all over the world. Her clientele includes celebrities and athletes. When she is not producing events, she teaches her floral masterclass "The Kesh Experience", a series of design masterclasses that offers education to design creatives. Akeshi's work has been featured in many local and national wedding publications.