What’s been going folks?
- When I pay for folks I pay for quality. I don’t hire without receipts so I took the plunge and hired a well respected well liked brand coach. You all may have heard of her Jai Stone. Yep she is going to take my two businesses and gel them together in some form or fashion. I have no idea how but I can’t wait to see what she comes up with. Unfortunately the name Kokoa will have to go 🙁 the first thing Jai asked when I spoke to her was how married are you to the name…….I am not married to the name as I am more married to making money and branding so that I can leave a legacy for my children. The name can change and I welcome a new direction as I start a new chapter of my life. I will miss Kokoa but with the new name comes my crazy ass personality. Yep Kita will be back…the magazine was great but my voice was lost. I knew this for a while but I wanted to break out from having a regular “blog”. In the next couple of weeks I will be changing some thangs as I get clarity on my brand and how to take things to the next level. In order for me to make the money I want to make I have to invest in Kita. It’s time to stop playing around and get to this money. I can’t wait and of course I will keep you all posted on the changes.
- Do you all know Brandi? She is a home decor guru….her and I will be collaborating soon on some things…what…….I can’t tell you but stay tuned to find out what it is. I love keeping secrets don’t you!
This weekend was a busy one for me. I had 3 photoshoots and two events. Two mother and daughter teams for mothers day and a Senior taking her grad pictures. I had a baby shower to photoshoot and an event. I love doing events but it’s tough when I don’t have babysitters on the weekend. I had to stop doing so many events but I feel that events are my best. To be able to hide in corners and capture people naturally having a great time……I am a huge fan of that type of photography. I am not into posing people so when people come to me to do their photoshoots I say….oommm yeah I don’t pose just act natural and when I tell you to smile or look at the camera do that. Normally I have a typical convo with people and of course I make them laugh…which then captures the pictures that I need. If you need the posing type of person I am not the one. Sneak peek of one of my sessions over the weekend. I have thousands of pictures to go through….like over 5,000 *cries*
- So I need help in losing weight. I have tried to do it alone but it’s not working so I am going to attempt to join in on a group fitness weight loss challenge hosted by Dani and then maybe after that get a personal trainer. I have to be committed as I am the only parent left to these kids and I have to do this for me and it’s time to get serious about my health. I was in the ER last Friday for chest pains. I thought it was my heart but thankfully it was fine. I was however severely dehydrated and my iron was low. Other than that the doc said your heart is good to go. What really got me was when the nurse weighed me ….her response was ma’am…that’s it, she said ma’am. I knew that it’s time to get it together.
I am getting ready to write an ebook. It will be about the journey of losing loved ones. Since I have lost so many people in my life (mom, grandma, aunts, uncles, husband, etc) I think it’s time to get it all out on paper. I hope to have the book done by Mother’s Day. It will be my journey of how I cope with loss and maybe it will help others as I tell stories of loss and lessons learned. I will also talk about life after you lose loved ones and how to deal with holidays. Of course it will be funny I can’t do a book without some laughter but it will be my thoughts on stuff. Look out for it around Mother’s Day.
How was your week?