Our challenge and opportunity as a small business is to think about how we will integrate antiracism and principles of equity into the fabric of our brand. This work should not be separate from our daily work as a business.
It's not always easy to actually notice how changes - drastic or subtle - affect us. With many of our outlets removed, it might be harder than normal to navigate emotions and create a sense of grounding amidst the anxiety.
That's where I've found journaling to be immensely helpful. It's a practice that I've developed over the past few years, and because I am SO grateful that I have it, I wanted to share accessible tips.
I like to believe that I am from Hawaii. I’m not, but when I travel there I feel like I must be. I have been to Hawaii five times, and it is hands down my favorite place to go for a vacation. I daydream about living there - the warm breezes, the beautiful surroundings, and the ocean always close no matter where you are on the islands.
It’s easy to get swept up in the day-to-day, wherein I often question whether I’m ever really doing anything. I’m fixated on the next thing, the “but’s” and “what if’s.” Regularly losing the forest in the trees. The intoxicating combination of impatience, the need to always do more, to feel direction and SEE progress.