It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day, but it’s important to stop ask: what’s the end goal? Knowing where you are trying to go is step one in getting there and so we’ve asked some folks we admire to tell us their end goal and where they want to be by the end of their careers.

Sam Leger | Artist

My end goal is to have a solid legacy established in the entertainment industry as artist and a writer. I chose animation as my major when I went to art school because I know that at my core, I’m a storyteller. It’s a craft that will always be needed, for many different reasons, but especially now in these times of unrest and what appears to be needless chaos. The truth is, however, we’re in a time of profound transition and the world needs its storytellers of all forms to come in and help guide others with a vision of the future. Whether it be through a canvas, a song, or a film; we’ve always used stories to teach, to console, to heal, to entertain of course, and most importantly to inspire. At the end of my career, I want to be able to say that I successfully did all of that. Read more>>

Karen Rice | Two-time Cancer Survivor, Writer & Author

My end goal into my writing, which I’ve truly been working on over the years, is to continue and grow my career in writing, Whether it be more books and/or articles in general, I want to continue reaching as many as I can with my writing and perhaps someday have a pretty well-known book. Most of my writing covers the experience of being diagnosed with cancer, as well as survivor-ship, while still living my life as a regular everyday woman, mother and grandmother, who has a lot to say! Going through cancer twice or more in your life, changes you. You want to do more, see more and possibly be more than what you were previously. Start your life all over again with new and abandoned things. Survival means, You’ve awakened! Read more>>

Jazz Davis | Self Taught MUA

There’s not necessarily an “end goal”. But through makeup, I want to empower black women an girls in all ways. The beauty industry has come a long way in regards to inclusion. But still has quite a long way to go. Each and every one of us are uniquely beautiful and I plan on making sure I spread that message as far a I can through beauty and lifestyle blogging. Read more>>

Shantricniece Brewster | Caterer

My end goal is to open a restaurant that cater to the world. Read more>>