Loud and proud!


One of the things that I am really proud of is the fact that I have overcame so many challenges and trials in life when I was younger. The things I have overcame were things that very few of people my age have undergone. Yes, I am loud and proud about my sacrifices! I am reminded of everything I went through when I was browsing Legacy History Pride – HBCU apparel. I am checking out college apparel for my goddaughter who is now taking up her business degree in one of the best historically black colleges in the US. I saw the story behind the company and I am reminded of my past.

And, you know what? I have a lot of regrets, yes, but I am also one of those people who have always used the challenges I have faced in the past to boost my strength in the present. I may cry a bit every now and then but I know that I am stronger than whatever trial I am facing at the moment.

It is the same with Legacy History Pride with those university apparel and collegiate apparel that those loud and proud kids can wear. I believe that each one of us has faced a really great adversary in life. And we can proudly share our story on how we overcame it. Yes, just like the apparel company owner did when he started his life in the US.

Arts and craft online shop

Ever since the pandemic hit, creating a second source of income has been a constant in my mind. I know that I can offer my services as an accountant but since I have been doing that more than eight hours a day, and at least five days a week, I thought I’d think of something else. Maybe, a hobby that I can turn into a side hustle? Or something new that I have been wanting to get my hands on.

I have decided to create an arts and craft online shop!


I have set up my online shop now. I am currently posting items I am offering for sale as well as my services. Then, I will order a box of kraft business cards to go hand-in-hand with my artsy, crafty shop.

Aura Print is an online shop where you can order personalized/customized business cards. What I love about the kraft business card choice is that it is made from 100% recycled paper. It is warm, rustic, eco-friendly which is a perfect match for majority of the items I am offering in my shop. There is a choice of a one-sided or double-sided printing, as well as rounded corners. Your choice of uploading your very own design or asking them to personalize/customize it for you.

Aura Print has been in operations since 2007 so you can that their experience of more than a decade of business card printing is something that a customer can tap on. You can choose from their full range of business card designs, and you are assured of next-day delivery as soon as proof is approved.

Breathe success!


Once upon a time, when I was still a greenhorn, I equated success to how high one’s compensation package is and how lofty the title he/she holds in a corporation. Success meant having a license one can boast of and being well-respected in the industry one is a part of. I once dreamt of being that successful, you know. Until a loved one passed away.

I realized then that success is a matter of perspective. I can stay at home and still breathe success every single day. I need not be the CEO or President of a company just to be able to say I am successful in my career. I need not earn a hundred grand or more just to feel like I’ve been a success. I can still earn an average income and still be a success because I am living a happy life. There is a sense of achievement in being able to provide for the family. There is a sense of achievement also in working hard every single day no matter what position you are holding just as long as you are able to deliver what is expected of you.

Breathe success no matter where you are! A stay-at-home mom is still a huge success seeing as to how she takes care of everyone at home, home cleaning and all, and still have time for herself and others. It doesn’t matter if you are a lowly rank and file employee, or an online worker like me. Breathe success and you will be no matter where you are!