Pretty ironic how life comes full circle. I was born in the City of Orange, a small town in Northern New Jersey, and little did I know I would spend a good portion of my 30’s living in Orange, California. Which also happens to be in Orange County. Go figure.

When I was eleven years old, my family and I moved from what most referred to as “the bad side of town” to a more suburb-ish area (within the same town). Our house sat on the corner of a thru street and a Dead End. Fast forward 30 years, now live on a Cul-de-sac.⁠

“Little did I know, my youth and young adult life would be molded and heavily influenced by a small group of inspiring souls.”⁠

My childhood friendships gave me the guidance I needed to navigate and survive life as a teen. Not only was I influenced by my peers, but having an older brother, I often found myself in a melting pot of encouraging and supportive minds. Now that I’m older, the value of that impact has taken on an entirely different meaning.

When I first started my podcast, I knew I wanted to incorporate a piece of home, but I wasn’t exactly sure how to do it. After experimenting with different cover art designs, I found myself gravitating towards yellow and black (with white as an alternate for the website)

I decided to stick with these colors after discovering their association with happiness, strength, and faith. Being a minimalist at heart, I wanted a design that was simple, clean, and one that also captured my introverted personality. Then, one day it hit me!⁠

Once I connected the dots, I realized what may seem like a basic minimal design, is actually a huge piece of my personal story, and I look forward to sharing more little gems like this one as I continue on my creative journey.⁠ Inspiration is all around us, we just have to take a second to slow down and appreciate what’s around us. The inspiration your looking for could be right in front of you.

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