Podcast // Creating Your Own Path - Episode 5 - Sarah Dawson

Sarah Dawson // Photo courtesy of Stephen Anthony Photography.

Sarah Dawson // Photo courtesy of Stephen Anthony Photography.

I am very excited to welcome Sarah Dawson to the Creating Your Own Path podcast today. A professional photographer who has been splitting her time between San Francisco, New York and Paris, Sarah has landed some pretty fantastic opportunities along the way and was kind enough to share how some of her international projects came about. 

She was full of great advice during the interview, but my favorite quote comes in around 14:10 when chatting about her best advice for those looking to get into a creative field: "I think the most important thing is to ask yourself, 'What is your passion,' because any path you start on is going to have a lot of challenges and setbacks [...] At the end of the day, every part of it is worth it if you love what you do."

So true.

As you can imagine, I left the interview completely inspired. Happy listening, my friends!

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This episode brings me to ThinkHouse Collective in Sacramento, California to chat with talented international photographer, Sarah Dawson.

Listen in as she discusses her creative journey, her dreams of living in Paris full-time and why she focuses on taking care of herself by putting her wellbeing ahead of her business goals.


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Special thanks to ThinkHouse Collective in Midtown Sacramento for the use of their recording space.


I hope you've enjoyed listening to the episode as much I enjoyed creating it, my friends. Please be sure to head over to iTunes to subscribe, rate and review Creating Your Own Path, if you have a moment. I really do appreciate your feedback and support! 

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Let's face it: some days are good and some are... well... bad. The ups and downs are just part of life, really, but I've taken to keeping a few key phrases handy to remind myself that being in and remaining in a funk is a choice. I shared a few favorites last week over on Clementine Daily and I'm loving the responses so far.

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So tell me: What helps lift you up on the terrible-no-good days, my friends? Be sure to share your tips in the comment section!

Sponsor Love: April Edition

It's that time again, my friends! Though I've officially decided to take a break from sponsorships this summer (more on that here), I'm still so grateful for those who have supported this space up to this point. I hope you'll stop by and say hello to all of my lovely sponsors this month. You'll be glad you did!

Kachet from The Lipstick Giraffe // Photo: Christie Spencer Photography

Kachet from The Lipstick Giraffe // Photo: Christie Spencer Photography

Kachet is one of those gals who seems like she's been a forever friend. You know that feeling, like you've known someone your whole life? It's sort of like that! She's incredibly fashionable, full of wonderfully creative ideas, is the ultimate connector and damn fun to be around.

If you're looking for inspiration, head on over to her blog, The Lipstick Giraffe. From adorable outfits and simple (but fantastic) DIY projects to delicious recipes and tips on great Sacramento spots, she's got you covered.

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Katie from Twin Stripe // Photo: Sara Logan Photography

Katie from Twin Stripe // Photo: Sara Logan Photography

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Amy from Creatrice Mondial // Photo: Mike Puglisi

Amy from Creatrice Mondial // Photo: Mike Puglisi

"Créatrice Mondial is a French phrase, translating to “Global Creator." [...] I believe that we are each the creator of our own stories..." - Amy

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Next month will be the last time you'll see these lovely ladies in the sidebar for a while (though I've taken to keeping up with them via Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest as well!). Be sure to stop by their online spaces to say hello!