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You want to beautify your blog with eye-catching graphics and stunning photos. You want to land your dream job, impress your boss, and wow your clients. You want to turn your passions into a meaningful business and build a recognizable brand. You want to express yourself through visual design with style, authenticity, and confidence. Intelligent, butt-kicking babe that you are, you want to do it on your own.

There’s just one BIG thing… Now you need the technical design skills to bring it to life.

In our digital world, having working knowledge of Photoshop is no longer an asset. It’s a requirement. But we know that it’s easier said than done.

This is precisely why Digital Darlings exists — to teach busy, professional, passionate women like you how to use Photoshop to confidently and efficiently execute your aesthetic visions. Tech whiz status not required. With Digital Darlings you’ll get the tools you need to advance and enhance your career or creative pursuits, all while making connections and networking with likeminded ladies.


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 Earlier this year I failed as a business owner. In today's blog post, I'm sharing the honest, real, and vulnerable story of what happened, and why. (Link in profile) What I want to call out to you today is this: ✖️Sometimes our best intentions are thwarted by things bigger than our sheer will or desire. But that often means that we have to go deep, turn inward, and get to the ROOT of what is holding us back. It's often uncomfortable, frustrating, and harder than we'd like. That's what conquering from within means to me: slowing down to progress later, getting dirty, and making change ✖️
 Missing this place right now! #CostaRica was my first taste of a vacation involving a little work, but mostly lots of PLAY. In other words #bigfreedom. ✖️Who's wanting more freedom in their business and life? What does that look like for you?? ✖️Is it being location-independent? ✖️More TIME to spend with your kids / partner? ✖️More MONEY?  ✖️ Or maybe simply the ability to choose your own schedule, to design your own days? ****COMMENT BELOW: tell me what FREEDOM looks like to YOU*** (because the more we get honest with ourselves and get clear on what we want, the faster magical shifts can take place)
 Monday mood: thinking about #fulfillment. Will you think about it with me? ✖️Craving that feeling in my work and life is why I dove into entrepreneurship. I knew there was more joy and satisfaction and freedom to feel: Every. Single. Day. ✖️ It was a longer road than it needed to be (ask me more), but I'm in it now. I feel it now. And I wouldn't have it any other way. I won't allow anything else to sway me from my vision and this feeling. ✖️ So TELL ME THIS - do you feel fulfilled in your biz and your life? Do you feel freedom, and joy, and accomplishment? I'm asking not because I want there to be a divide between us if you're not there yet, but because I want to HELP YOU GET THERE with less struggle and less heartache and less mind-body-soul-crushing overwhelm, fear, doubt, worry, uncertainty, and paralysis that I went through. ✖️I want you to: attract your dream clients with EASE. Stop second guessing your every move and comparing yourself to others. Stand solidly in the unique VALUE that only you can bring to the table in your market, and to communicate this to the RIGHT people with confidence and ease. ✖️ Because feeling fulfilled and free as an entrepreneur is completely dependent on this equation: doing what you love/are amazing at + being completely, authentically YOU + getting paid for it. (I know from experience that when any of these pieces, you can't feel fulfilled.) ✖️So, tell me in the comments (or message me privately, whatever feels good to you) and let me know if you're not feeling fulfilled or free. Tell me what you're struggling with most, and what's the hardest part about that struggle? I promise you'll get a heartfelt reply from me, and you'll feel better just for expressing it. BIG LOVE
 Sunday mornings call for extended time in bed with a good book. Up next: creating a new website page for something that's been a long time in the making. ✨Something made just for you entrepreneurs/bosses/creative biz owners. ✨ I'm so excited I can barely read this book!! (It's Elizabeth Gilbert's "The Signature of All Things")
  Happy #fullmoon (and #friyay) babes! If you've been feeling a little extra sensitive, or falling into a harsh comparison game this week, know that you're not alone and it will pass soon!! You are enough. You are unique. Don't doubt yourself, your abilities, or the path you're on. Sink into your intuition, ask what you should do next, and LISTEN. Listen to the smallest whisper of knowingness. You have everything you need inside you to move forward. Just focus on taking that ONE LITTLE STEP, the one your whisper says is right, and all will be well. YOU GOT THIS!! ✨✨. (Photo: @raspberrymagazine)
 I was recently asked about being your own boss, and keeping balance between work and play. // Here's what I think, and the approach I take // Finding balance is ongoing, but really getting to know yourself, your habits (good and bad) and how you want to feel during the day/week/month is HUGE for maintaining a balance that works for YOU. For me, a balance between work and play looks like this: ✔️ waking up early, and alternating working in those early hours, or going to yoga/reading/journaling. Making time for these three things is NON NEGOTIABLE. Sometimes I spend a few hours reading in the morning (right now it's @gretchenrubin's "Better than Before" which I can't recommend enough!), and sometimes I take an hour to read outside with my lunch. ✔️ Exercise: see above. For me, committing to yoga/physical activity every weekday was essential - it was all or nothing, when I started to say oh I'll just catch a class tomorrow, I'm too busy working today, I was less productive and did NOT catch the tomorrow class. Now I prioritize yoga or movement each day - a walk, a class, a bike ride. I have to get out of the house. ✔️ WEEKENDS OFF. Back when I created @frameworkmag, I worked 12-14 hours a day, 7 days a week. I was so passionate but stressed ALL THE TIME. And in the end, I was left with a burnout so severe I was forced not to work or do anything for MONTHS. Now I don't touch work at all on weekends. Weekends are for play, getting my home life organized, and spending time with my guy and friends. Working around the clock WILL NOT DO YOU GOOD. Turn off your email notifications, pre-schedule your social media posts, do whatever you must to preserve your weekends and be present. ✔️ Schedule time for FUN, and find ways that your work can be MORE JOYFUL. Just asking yourself "what can I do to enjoy this project/day/week/hour more?" can be a huge shift, but also put FUN into your calendar. I have a tendency to get wrapped up in the mindset where "I'll do this fun thing once I accomplish X" But that's a deprivation mindset. I'm turning fun into some kind of reward to be earned. FUN IS NECESSARY. Build fun into your day for the sake of it.
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Hola! Bria here – founder of Digital Darlings Creative, design chameleon, and word stylist. In addition to teaching Photoshop, I love to take on select clients for freelance projects involving Graphic Design, Branding and Copywriting, and I’m also available for consulting, speaking engagements, photography, or any other creative collaborations that your heart desires! Want to work together (or just say hello)?


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