The day after | reSTARt with Jasmine Star | CreativeLive

It’s later in the morning than I would have liked to get this out…honestly, I barely slept last night I had so many thoughts going through my head! (Oh, and I’m staying with my good friends here in Seattle whose baby wasn’t feeling well last night, so that may have been part of it too!)

The thoughts were swimming, swirling….just out of reach, as they sometimes do in the middle of the night. After spending the day at Creative Live in Seattle for their new series with Jasmine Star called “ReSTARt”, I was in a bit of shell-shock, I think.

Why though? What was it that made yesterday such an experience? I’m asking this and well, it was more than the thrill of watching the entire production that is Creative Live. It was more than seeing Jasmine do her thing, in person. It was more than the information she was teaching… more than any of that…there was a pervasive energy in the room. The three attendees who put themselves out there, in front of everyone had it. Each and every one of the 30 audience members had it. The Creative Live crew even had it! What was it? Why did everyone feel this same way? Well, for one, Jasmine is a presence. As I said, yesterday, she is a fire that lights other fires! You just want to be better, a better person, a better photographer, a better dresser (she has style beyond style)!

But beyond that, I think we all realize that we are in the midst of something different. Because of online education sites, like Creative Live, we now have the ability to disseminate information quickly and widely to a myriad of people around the world! It’s more than that though. We’ve realized that, yes, online education is the future. Teachers, like Jasmine, can speak to us and teach us, and propel us to be better, but more than that, through avenues like Facebook, we can now continue the teaching, the conversations, the ENERGY beyond the workshop.

I believe this is where we take it to the next level. We take the communities that we build around something like reSTARt and help each other to really make the change happen. I know I come away from workshops like this feeling like I can TACKLE the world!!! I’m ready to do the work, to make the changes, to be BETTER, but soon after, most of the fire has died out. This is just human nature. So now, with our ability to reach out so easily through FB groups, and Skype, and on and on, we can push each other, daily, if we want, to make the small changes in our life that eventually create the BIG changes that lead us where we want to go.

I think we all are looking for communities that will push us to be the person we strive to be. For me, reSTARt, is a community now. It is a group of people that, if we make it, can be a HUGE accountability group that pushes us to greater heights.

Whether it’s reSTARt, or another online workshop, or another type of community, I believe we can leverage the ways we are learning and meeting each other to really help others. I don’t want to take this amazing technology and time in history for granted. It truly is amazing! If you are looking for community, or even just one person to keep you accountable to the changes you’re looking to make in your life, please know, I am here. Send me an email (, or let’s set up a time to Skype!

Here’s a look at yesterday’s fun:

 The Set

(Lovely faces of lovely ladies I met yesterday, from left: Stephanie, Amber and Jennifer!)

(Mugging for the in-studio audience cam)

(JD on set as the day wrapped)

(Jasmine telling scary ghost stories 😉 )

(CreativeLive make-it-happener, Nikko, and producer extraordinaire, Celeste!)

(Kenna giving Jasmine a round of applause)

(Celeste keeping us in check)

(Long-time internet friend, now real friend, Hannah and I!)

(Jasmine and Stephanie keeping it real!)





reSTARt on CreativeLive

Updated: 3:44 I feel like I’m going to cry! Everyone is putting themselves out there so much! There’s so much good, positive energy here! People really want to see change in their lives. It’s hard work. And Jasmine is talking right now about the difficulties of putting your head down and just doing the work. People often see thatas being rude or standoff-ish, but honestly, the take away is: you have to do you. The change is about what you need to do for YOU in your life! That doesn’t mean you can’t NOT care about others, but you can NOT care what others THINK of what we’re doing!
2:10 So right now, im watching Jasmine do a quick 5-minute shoot to show her “branded words” which are fun, fresh and editorial” so Jen, from Scout styled this shoot and it’s adorable!! so far she’s absolutely rocking her branded words!
I am sooooo super excited for this, not because I need to watch how she works, or what her photos look like, but because in the segment right before this, she asked us to think of what our branded words are…and I had a total epiphany about this!
I’ve decided (well, I was reminded) that just taking a day to think about things like this, truly allows my mind to wander… and I NEED this kind of time!
I’m CRAZY excited to share with you the ideas I’ve had today later, but for now, I think I’ll leave you with this:  change is really really hard, but it is not impossible. It takes a multitude of decision after decision after decision and that’s it… Eventually that creates a habit that becomes the change!
10:30am I decided today that instead of the normal blog, I’ll be live blogging! What could cause me to do this? Well y’all…I’m in the studios of CreativeLive!! What?? Yeah, I’m in the audience and I’m watching THE Jasmine Star talking in front of me! I’m not the type of person who is starstruck…
 And I’m not…but honestly…there is something about her presence… She is a fire that lights other fires. In the first 10 minutes I am already on fire!!!
She just makes you want to be better!
So, today it’s about sharing with you what I’m learning here and who I’m meeting as I go through today.. And then from here I’ll be sharing with you how my process is going.
Because that’s what restart is about! It’s about rebranding, revamping, re-STARting!!!
Why do I feel like I need to restart?
Well, frankly, my business is doing “ok” but that’s not good enough. Seriously. I want more for myself. And I want to learn how to feel good about that. To not feel selfish about that. I want to feel like I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing at all time in my life! Like, in all aspects of my life!