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.

Tannia Godinez | Aspiring Photographer & On-Air Personality

The most difficult decision I’ve ever had to make was to separate from my husband after 12 years of marriage. I had reached a point where I no longer felt valued, appreciated, and loved. My biggest fear was how I was going to help my kids process this new change. I was afraid of my kids taking it out on me or feeling like they weren’t enough for us to stay together. Coming from a family where divorces and separations are seen as wrong, I felt like I was failing not only my kids but my entire family. It was hard to come to an understanding that choosing myself was not selfish. Read more>>


The most difficult decision I have had to make….. When we started our business in 2009-2010 we were still coming out of a recession and I was still working as a Spa Consultant and luckily getting hired for projects to make ends meet but it was not consistent enough. I would make a lot of money for a few months then nothing for a few months which was really stressful, I really wasn’t thinking starting our own brand was going to financially sustain both myself and my husband on a full time basis. When our business starting to make a profit and we were able to pay ourselves a little bit, I was offered a few different full time Spa Director jobs with great companies and great pay. Read more>>

Therese Cipiti Herron | Artist & Retired RN

Selling paintings to people I know for a price. Read more>>

Samantha Cooper | Spirit Medium & Intuitive Consultant

With regards to my buisness, It was making the decision to move from a product based offering to a service based offering. This was mainly so difficult because it entailed fully coming out of my spiritual closet and incorporating my gifts as a spirit medium to my offerings. This was something I had been doing behind closed doors for a while, and I was nervous moving from product based buisness where I sold and made custom Malas and Jewelry, to offering more services such as readings, energy healing and teaching, I was unsure of how it would be received. The main reason I decided to make the shift was because I had hurt my shoulder, which forced me to drastically slow my production down. Read more>>