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.

Elysse Villalobos | Freelance Editor

By the end of my career in publishing, I want to be able to say that I’ve given a platform for underrepresented voices. Publishing is a career path I didn’t know existed when I graduated college, and I’ve done a lot of research and hard work to be able to make it past the threshold. At the end of my career, I want to offer resources, in training and scholarships, to young Latinx professionals who are interested in a career in publishing. The diversity gap in this field is astounding, and it’s essential I be an instrument in supporting younger generations. Read more>>

Rachel Polley | Owner and Creator at Blondies Bake House

By the end of my career I would like to be well known in the DFW area by brides and other wedding vendors. I do not see myself with a store front and do not intend on opening one. The wedding industry is what I aim for as my ideal clientele, so if anything I would like a cute cake studio or kitchen to work in and to visit with my brides in. I see myself having a few helping hands to deliver or handle the business side so I can focus of designing wedding cakes and building relationships with my brides. Read more>>

Benjamin Alexander II | Model & Stylist

My end goal is to be both a successful personal stylist as well as a personal trainer. I plan on traveling with my craft and helping others at the same time. Read more>>

Baylie & Debra Mitchell – Snell | Baylie Mitchell – Master Stylist / Salon Owner Debra Snell – Master Stylist / Salon Owner

We would have to say our end goal is to have created a salon that stylist enjoy working for. Being in a artistic profession the last thing we want is to go to a place that feels like a job. Stylists do not fit in a box, stylists need a salon filled with good vibes, have co-workers that are more like family and feel supported by their management and owners. We strive to provide all of these things to our staff, the things we did not necessarily have or feel when we were full time stylists. We hope to pass it on to someone who is as passionate about this industry and culture as we are when its our time too. Read more>>