I need a Vision Statement…who knew?


My vision board is not enough…

Thanks to the overall knowledge shared via @HiTiffanyNicole on Twitter today, and giving sole credit of this blog post to making your vision plain, I learned a thing or two. I’ve been a huge fan of vision boards for at least three years now, but wowzers…it makes total sense to create a vision statement, a work-book, all-inclusive of the things you aspire to create in your life.

I am elated to link up with a vision mastermind who can assist me with thought-provoking and energy filled life details, specifically designed just for me.

…you can learn something new everyday…stay woke 




I’m not a philosopher despite the fact that it is my belief that everyone with a thinking brain, and especially those without, is one, whether it be as a witting one or not. No, I’m not a Philosopher, despite my occasional philosophizing about philosophical stuff, in the same regard that I’m not a Poet, […]

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Come on spring we’ve got plans…

tote bagWE…as in my Betsey Johnson family ties tote bag. Because all things feminine capture my attention, I’ve got you tucked away in a special hiding place. We shall engage upon many daytime adventures, both professional and personal, leaving behind a whimsical vibe of ah-ha moments.

totebag2 Our Spring and Summer weekends will be the coolest, and without a doubt the most colorful with my Betsey Johnson “Bow-Nanza” weekender bag.

Pink has always been it for me, that bright visual energy makes my heart smile. The black and white color combinations enhanced with the bow embellishment’s will for sure make a statement as you enter into any meeting room, lunch event or just a weekend get away with your favorite tribe (girlfriends)…

For the LOVE of fashion designer Betsey Johnson


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Author: Dakota Somerville

Luvvie Ajayi brings it home…

‘Privilege comes in many forms, and being popular is one of them.’ – Luvvie Ajayi After about four months of barely reading anything I’m finally back on my usual routine of actually completing a book before an entire month expires. With time I’ll soon be back on the one book per two weeks steeze too – […]

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Work – Life Balance Is Important

Source: mapodile / Getty These days, we seem to be moving at an even faster pace. Whether it’s our careers or personal lives, we’re all moving at super-sonic speed, making it harder and harder to achieve a work-life balance. Maintaining a work-life balance is not only important for our personal health and relationships, but finding…

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Dakota’s 20 pages of inspiration

book1 My 1st published book…

Mission accomplished and I am set on go. It is the most wonderful feeling in the world to work hard, remain determined, ignore all adversity and set your soul on fire with a long-awaited dream come true.

Everyone, and I must say anyone will find a moment of peacefulness in my new co-authored book of inspiration.

I have twenty pages of pages of daily affirmations, short stories and poems in this book.

Go and check it out for yourself…


Co-author: Dakota Somerville

You can purchase via Professional Women Publishing 


Book #1




My love affair with Pen & Paper


“You only learn to be a better writer by actually writing.”

Doris Lessing

A few year’s after relocating to Virginia in 2012, I began to feel a burning desire of literary expression. Now wait a minute…this wasn’t just any old epiphany, nor was it a new way of thinking. My love of pen and paper developed many year’s ago, it was just a heartfelt desire I never really acted upon for many reasons, let’s just leave it at the most commonly used excuse in the book, “LIFE HAPPENED ALONG THE WAY.”

And then I met her, “The Traveling Poet” who would have even guessed that two retail co-workers could connect on a level strong enough to encourage each other to pursue our dreams and aspirations, because as quoted by my spoken word muse…every journey has a beginning.

In this short Novella Book, I hope to encourage others to “BELIEVE” there is enough universal light for us all to shine.

Travel ~ Adventure ~ Laughter ~ Energy

Solo Author: Dakota Somerville

Photo Credit: Miss Dean

Book #2




“The joy of sharing your gift”


when the days turn into months and the months turn into years…

What keeps your grind moving forward? that my friend is your Souls inspiration. For many of us we have a dream, a vision of life on another level of financial security or financial independence. Motivational speakers, coaches and inspirational guru’s are easy to tap into for that daily dose of “GET UP and GO”, but the real challenge is to remain inspired, especially on those days that seem as if all hell is breaking loose.

e5abb3877ae2aba9fd72d0d298370b10 The joy of sharing your gift…

After literally beginning my journey twenty plus years behind the eight ball, so to speak, I remain inspired by each and every one of my small literary accomplishment’s. I’ve learned not to compare my consistency and pace of writing to anyone else, however, I am truly inspired by many.

What keeps you inspired?

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