To pivot or to persevere? Or more bluntly – to give up or to not to give up? This is a haunting question, a question that has ramifications far after an answer has been chosen and it’s also a question that almost everyone in our community has had to face at one time or another. How do you know when to give up and when to keep trying?

Chauntel Willis | Entrepreneur/ Credit Specialist

The decision to continue doing something or to stop, is part of living, and that’s what makes every choice interesting. Giving up should NEVER be an option especially if it’s something you believe in. Read more>>

Peggy Boyd | Artist

With my passion for art & creativity I personally will never give up. I just find something else that I want to try. Maybe not as large of scale as I once did but I still continue. As far as the ride or die mentality of a business and knowing when to shut it down, that is totally a different animal. Read more>>

Destany Louvier | Bartender | Event planner

Life always gives you challenges that will help build you into the person you’re destined to be. Every day we have the option to do something different or that same things. Life does not stop anyone, so why should you ? You need to know your limits as person and business wise. Read more>>

Kailyn Murray | Artist and registered nurse

Giving up has never been an option for me. Art is something I could never stop doing, it’s a form of therapy to me. It does get hard sometimes when I don’t get that many sales at markets or not as many likes on an Instagram post, but I know that what I made is from my heart and spirit. Read more>>

Kamryn Sterling | Artist, Actress, Dancer, and Swimmer

I do many things and often times I get overwhelmed. People question why i keep myplate so full. I deal not only with high school, participating in early college, but also my extra-curricular‘s, which include theatre, art, swim, and now dance. On top of that I have to balance my school life with my social life. Read more>>