It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day, but it’s important to stop and 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.

David Simpson |

With my non profit I take care of double orphans in Ethiopia. This was a calling from the Lord for me 7 years ago and we currently take care of 58 children. We do a group home model with 8 kids per home with a mom, aunt and a father figure. I can truly say that these kids do not feel like they are part of an organization, it is truly one big family. End goal would be to take care of as many kids as I can and leave a legacy for these children for generations to come. The joy in my kids lives now is hard to explain. From where they came from and the change in them now is overwhelming. I tell people its hard to describe in words but once people go with me to visit they are amazed at how joyful the kids are and how much love they have to give. Read more>>

Tiffany Ortez-Parish | Owner & Operator of Honeysuckle Rose Vintage

I don’t really see an end goal to my career. This is more than a profession to me, it is a way of life. It’s a true passion and I see myself continuously sourcing and curating vintage textiles for as long as my body and mind will allow me to do so. I am fortunate enough to make a decent living for my family and I while doing so and I hope that continues for many years. Read more>>

Michela Foster | Hairstylist

I want to be wealthy and happy. I want to feel fulfilled. The goal is to know that hard work has really payed off. I want to retire physically doing hair at 30 but I will be never stop being involved in things pertaining to hair. For example, I will own a hair company. Also outside of hair I wanna own a restaurant. But closing up what I was saying ,basically, happy and fulfilled. Read more>>