We asked some of the most inspiring folks in the community to tell us where they want to be professionally by the end of their careers.

Traci Richard | Luxury Mink Lashes & Handmade Lipgloss

The end goal I want to achieve is to create generational wealth. By the end of my career I want to be in a position of financial freedom and I would love to have my own established warehouse or headquarters. Read more>>

Kerry Lona | Recording Artist

The end goal for me is to be the best possible version of myself, whatever that may end up looking like when it’s all said and done. I’ve always had hopes & dreams to have multiple albums that truly inspire and resonate with people so God willing, there will be a lot of awards, creative visuals, tours, and charge topping records. I’ve always wanted to be one of, if not the best to do what I do. At the same time, I’d like to be the owner of multiple successful businesses from fashion & clothing to film, running a label, and other areas like real estate. One of my biggest goals has always been to financially free my family for generations to come. It’d mean the world to be able to truly influence real change in the world and especially in my hometown. I want to be in a position to where I can pay it back putting on other artists and creatives from my city and build thriving platforms for them. I’ve got a lot of goals for myself and ideas I want to give to the world so I’m just putting in the work for now. I don’t like to speak on things too deeply or too premature but I hope my answer gives a good idea. Read more>>

Yuliana Vargas | Photographer

My end goal is to leave a legacy for my children. I want people to see my work and see it as a work of art. I want to look back and see through my eyes in my photography, the beauty of all the people I photographed throughout the years. Professionally, of course, I want to be successful and be able to do my photography full time. More than that, I want to give people hope with my art. Read more>>