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Year of Curiosity

Achiever. It’s an attribute I can look back and see in myself even as a young child. I’m a competitor. Trying new things is my jam and I’m always up for a challenge. For me it’s not about being the best, but I always want to give my best. So, I work really hard at […]

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June Review, July Goals + Quarter 2 Recap

This past week I sat in the back row behind over 150 other creative entrepreneurs listening to speaker after speaker give encouragement, insight, and big takeaways on how to grow our businesses in 2019. I am still processing nuggets of wisdom from so many speakers but today I want to let you in on some […]

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How to take a Paid Maternity Leave as an Entrepreneur

As told to Shanna Skidmore by Ashlyn Carter, written by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series I was only two years into my business when I got pregnant with our first child. I had left the world of corporate marketing to pursue my own career as a copywriter for creative entrepreneurs. And […]

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Faithful To The End

This will probably be the hardest post I’ve ever written. Today I’m going to share the most *bitter* and *sweet* news I’ve ever shared with you, so I’ll just get right to it. 2019 will be my last year in business. I’m not crying, you’re crying. Wow! Deep breath. That was heavy to write and […]

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How I made Self-Care a Priority in my Business

By Caitlin Jane Miller, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series Confession: I’m balancing a lot. Honestly, who isn’t balancing a lot these days? As creative entrepreneurs, we’re all doing a bit of a juggling act, aren’t we? On my plate right now is a full-time job in finance, a […]

How I made Self-Care a Priority in my Business with Caitlin Jane Miller of Caitlin Jane Calligraphy. Join us as Caitlin shares three ways a self-care plan changed the ways she runs her business. | Shanna Skidmore #theblueprintmodel #selfcare #entrepreneur

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May Review + June Goals

I’ve been journaling since I was about 12 years old. I would like to tell you a romantic story about how I picked up pen and paper on my own and started writing down poetic thoughts at a young age (if only 🙄). Here’s how it really went down. I got in trouble … at […]

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April Review + May Goals

Wow! It’s been quite the year. How about for you? Here’s what I love about annual planning and monthly check-ins like these: It keeps me on track, focused, and constantly shifting my weight to stay aligned with what matters most. I imagine a boat captain making constant subtle shifts to the wheel to keep the […]

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