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  • millymill | February 14, 2017

    Empower Her Tuesday featuring Vernita I Peters

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    1. How do you take care of yourself & how do you stay balanced?

    I take care of myself through maintaining a healthy diet, getting enough sleep and making sure I pamper myself (when I can find time lol).

    2. Where do you find your inspiration?

    I find my inspiration through strong women. I am inspired by woman such as my Mum, Lisa Nicoles, Jackie Hill Perry and Priscilla Shirer. These women make it their mission to empower other women and I highly respect that as I don’t think there is enough of that anymore.

    3. How did you start blogging/vlogging/makeup/photography etc?

    I started vlogging because I am really interested in the concept of being able to impact people through having an online platform such as YouTube. Also many friends and family kept encouraging me to start as they wanted me to share my hair and beauty secrets.

    4. What are some ways we can help each other (women to women)?

    A way that we can help one another as women are through compliments. It’s sounds so simple yet it is so effective. Complimenting each other is something we don’t do enough of. Just by giving someone a compliment it could really change their day in a positive way. We have no idea what that person could be going through.

    5. What advice would you give a woman starting out in your field?

    I’m a full time student and part time YouTuber along side having other small ventures on the side. I’m still quite new to YouTube, (6 months in) and I have found that consistency is key. Just be consistent and passionate about what you do and it will be easy haha! Just be yourself also and you will enjoy it, you will enjoy staying up late at night to film videos because your passionate!

    6. How do you juggle your SO/kids/friends/work/yourself?

    I’ve recently been engaged, still have over a year left of university, starting my own business etc on the side so I would say I’m slowly finding the balance. If something is important to you, you will make it a priority. I’m someone who likes to be organised so planners are useful to me, they help me remember plans that I have made for the week and keep me on track. When I say I’m dedicating my time to something I make sure I stick to that commitment.

    7. Anything you’d like to speak on or share?

    Yes! I hope anyone reading this has been encouraged or motivated 🙂

    8.Please share your blog and your services.

    YouTube – Vernita I Peters youtube.com/vernitaipeters

    Facebook – @vernitaipeters

    Instagram – @v_ivelina

    Snapchat – @vivelina1

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  • millymill | February 13, 2017

    Have fun in your Marriage

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    Marriage is a serious thing. Very Serious. I don’t believe people should just get married thinking it will all be fun and games. I do believe that in every good and strong marriage there are plenty of fun times. You’ve got to remember to laugh. Life is serious and not easy. It’s easy to lose the good times when the hard times come knocking.

    My husband and I have a lot of little inside jokes. We still play around at home even though his panties are always in a bunch(inside joke). Some times he’ll walk by and scratch my butt and say “My butt’s itchy”. There were a few times where when he was in the shower I threw something(flour) at him and he threw something at me. If i remember correctly he threw ice water on me. I love to mock him and be sarcastic and that’s usually where he gets his panties in a bunch. Oh! Don’t forget to do a happy dance when eating something good together. Of course there are other inside jokes…which maybe a little inappropriate to share.

    Stay Classy Folks…lol

    Share some of your inside jokes in the comments!!

     

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  • millymill | February 7, 2017

    Empower Her Tuesday featuring Kaija Leung

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    1. How do you take care of yourself & how do you stay balanced?
    I take care of myself by making sure that I schedule some “me time” into every day where I can get out of my head and just enjoy something that doesn’t require me to think too much. This may sound weird but being someone who is blessed enough to work from home and be in the creative field, doing absolutely nothing is a hard thing to achieve. Even if I’m only able to schedule out thirty minutes or an hour to watch a show on Netflix, take a walk, or read a book or article, it really helps me either get my day started or unwind from a long day.

    2.Where do you find your inspiration?
    I find my inspiration everywhere. Everything I do stems from my love of storytelling. That being said, I’m heavily inspired by the subtleties of situations, funny moments, profound conversations, and normal every day interactions. My friends and family inspire me to continue working hard and my clients inspire me to improve my skills and push my creativity. I also find my inspiration through artists on social media that are bringing new ideas and innovation to their brand. Since my line of work is constantly straddling the line between doing what you want to do creatively and staying on top of what’s trending, seeing what others do on their social media is pretty much mandatory.

    3. How did you start blogging/vlogging/photography etc.
    I actually took my first photography class when I was eight. My mom had a minor in photography and would tell me stories about she would have to save up for film. I told her I wanted to try it, so during the summer she enrolled me into a class that was put on by our local community college. I actually used my mom’s old canon and they taught us how to develop film. That summer was when I discovered my love for photography. Blogging and YouTube came much later. I actually started doing music on my YouTube channel when I was in highschool. After winning a couple of contests, going to some of my favorite YouTuber’s concerts, and graduating film school; I decided to pursue a job working with YouTube talent full time about two years ago.

    4. What are some ways we can help each other?
    I was lucky to be around strong women growing up, so when I started to see all the drama women tend to bring one another in school and in the workplace, I was appalled. It’s already hard enough to “prove yourself” worthy of holding a position of power in some of the most thriving industries, so we really don’t need to make it harder on one another. What we should be doing (especially in entertainment) is uplifting each other by providing an ear to listen, sharing content made by women, and hiring strong women to take on managerial or executive positions.

    5. What advice would you give a woman starting out in your field?
    Advice I would give to a woman starting out in this field would be to stick to your morals. By working for a major television network as well as having personal connections to celebrities and their stories, one of the biggest things that happen in Hollywood is the exploitation of women. Many may not choose to talk about how big of a problem it is but you are bound to encounter a scenario where an opportunity could be lost for refusing to do something that goes against your morals. During these times it is VERY important to stand up for what you believe in even if it costs you a seemingly good opportunity.

    Another piece of advice I would give to someone starting out in my field is to remain a student. Today, creatives (especially freelance creatives) need to have a variety of skills in order to thrive. Find an aspect of entertainment that you want to pursue and learn as much as you can about it. Practice as often as possible and once you feel you’ve mastered that position, add another one to your arsenal. People will begin to pick up on your variety of skills and you’ll have more opportunities to find work.

    6. How do you juggle your SO/kids/friends/work/yourself
    Having a work-life balance is something that I actually struggle with. It’s hard to find extra time between working with my clients and building my brand. I was inspired to push for a better work life balance after watching Being Mary Jane for the first time back in January. That show is a great testament to the fact that you could build yourself a super successful career and still remain unhappy if your relationships suffer. As weird as this sounds, I actually schedule in my social interactions. I call my family when I’m driving since the LA traffic can make you pretty bored. When it comes to my friends, I meet with my close friends at least once a week and then I set aside time each day to text my friends. I try not to be attached to my phone throughout the day because it hinders me from being one-hundred percent present on something I’m creating. My friends who understand what I do for a living aren’t mad that I “schedule” them into my life because if I don’t, I’ll probably forget to reach out to them to be completely honest. Doing this also allows me to be one-hundred percent present during my interactions so that my friends and family get my undivided attention.

    7. Anything you’d like to speak on or share?
    I think this idea is great! I can’t wait to read about the other strong women on this blog. 🙂

    8. Please share your blog and your services?
    My name is Kaija Leung and I’m a creative. I edit and produce for top influencers on YouTube and I also have my own blog and YouTube channel. If you want to follow me on my journey, see some of my work, or have any questions you’d like to ask, please check out the links below:
    http://www.youtube.com/KaijaKetchup
    http://www.simplykaija.com
    Instagram: @SmplyKaija
    Twitter: @SmplyKaija
    Snapchat: @KaijaKetchup

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  • millymill | January 4, 2017

    Funny Story Time

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    Funny is an understatement. It was hilarious and embarrassing at the same time.

    It was a usual Monday when I dropped off a patient at her home after her visiting us at the office. I decided to stop and get something to eat at our local WaWa and get gas at the same time. Well, my sister called me as I started pumping my gas, so mid conversation I went in to get my breakfast/lunch. The entire time we were talking about what dress to wear to a party we were supposed to attend. She decided to send me a bunch of pictures of dresses she picked out and kept asking me to look at them. I said “Wait until I get in the car”. Well, I get in the car and put her on speaker and start looking at these dresses. The conversation went deeper because we were discussing the body shapes that some of the dresses looked good on. Anyways, I had to get back to work so I put her on speaker and drove off to work.

    As I am pulling out of the gas station this man keeps beeping at me. In my mind I’m thinking “Jeez, you are not giving up trying to talk to a girl”. I keep on driving until he yells at me and says “JUST STOP!!” (throwing his hands up towards my car). I stop, roll down my window and say “yes?”. He points to the back of my car and says “Look!”

    When I tell you I was embarrassed, shocked, fell into hysterical laughter it doesn’t do it justice. It was one of those moments where you really had to be there.  The entire hose from the Gas tank was hanging from my car as I was driving away. Thank God it was one of those that just connects onto the pipe from the gasoline station. Well, now i am sitting there thinking “What do I do? Do I go inside and tell them? Do I try to put it back on? Absolutely NOT! What if they make me pay for it? How will I explain it to them?”  I drove to the closest parking spot, pulled it out of my gas tank and kindly walked back over to where I was pumping my gas. By that point there was a man parked there trying to pump his gas. I walked over and handed it to him and he says “How did this happen? What do i do?”. Me being me and trying to sound like it’s all okay I say “Oh, you just stick this over that pipe(pointing to where it goes)” He then says to me “I don’t think it’s a good idea for me to pump here”. At this point the hose are in his hands and I am walking away. Still on the phone with my sister, cracking up. It had to be the most embarrassing and funny thing that has ever happened to me.

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