We asked some of the city’s most brilliant and creative minds to tell us about the most difficult decision they’ve had to make.

Denique Nashay | Graphic Designer + Photographer

Quitting my job and becoming a full-time freelancer was definitely the most difficult decision. I had been thinking about it heavily and just couldn’t get myself to do it. It sounds cliche but it was really like should I chase my dreams and bet on myself or stay because the pay is really good? I was scared of it not turning out well, mostly scared of failing, so that was keeping me where I was. But after sometime, my want to bet on myself and actually love what I do started to weigh heavier than the fear of failing. I started to realize I was counting myself out before even trying. I remember asking my grandpa if he thought it was a good idea. I vividly remember “It’s always good when you follow your dreams”. I quit that year and started my business. Read more>>

Kameilla Chambers | Dallas Photographer

The most difficult decision I’ve ever had to make was to pursue my photography full-time. I was super nervous but God was leading me in a different direction and I couldn’t ignore it any longer. Never in a million years did I ever consider turning what was once a hobby and passion into a full-time paid profession. Putting my faith in God along with the love and support from friends and family forced me to go and make this leap out of my comfort zone making KW Photography a growing name in the DFW photography scene. Read more>>

Tosha Lacy | Chandler & Nurse

The most difficult decision I’ve had to make was getting out of my own way and pursue my dreams and goals of starting something for myself. It is never easy stepping into the unknown and something new. You never know what is waiting outside of your comfort zone but you have to make a step to explore it. Read more>>


I believe one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make was involving my daughter being self employed and dancing around the states caused me to be away from my child for long periods of time. It was hard but the outcome of what I have been able to provide has been beautiful and she knows I love her. Being a artist is great but comes with many sacrifices and this was one of them. Read more>>