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Meet Ineabelle from Artsy Hive

In Career, Contributors, Entrepreneurs, Family, Lifestyle, Relationships, Spirituality on December 15, 2017 at 08:44

By Ineabelle Soto

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Back in Puerto Rico, I studied in a specialized, middle and high, school of arts. After graduating from college with a bachelor degree in advertising, I worked for 10 years in the advertising field and stopped when I gave birth to my daughter. But I felt the urge to go back to my creative side. I took a brief cake design course and started baking from home (@dulcelabakery). Even though it was something fun to do and business was good (and surprisingly growing), my husband and I felt that we needed to do something bigger than that.

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When looking for that “big thing to do”, my husband and I started developing what’s today Artsy Hive. With our background in the arts, we started exploring the possibility of opening a business related to that. That’s when we thought of an experience we had in a pottery painting place we went with our daughter and thought of the things we would do differently. Pottery painting is an old concept and we felt that the options out there stayed in that old fashion era. When deciding to go for this concept, we wanted people of all ages to get inspired from the moment they stepped in, we wanted clients to feel comfortable in a space that is not only for kids, but for the entire family and all ages. Therefore, while designing the environment, we went for a clean, modern yet cozy shop.

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We designed a place that we, as parents, wanted to come back not only with our family, but also with our adult friends.

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It took us a year and a half to open our doors. With many good and bad days, stress and huge decisions to make. My biggest satisfaction and the second best feeling I have every day (the first one is when my daughter is back from school) is to open Artsy Hive‘s door, turn on the lights and put the music on. I always take a moment to see what we’ve accomplished. The beauty of the space. I feel in love every single day I come in. If we worked so hard to open, we must work harder to keep it that way, one day at a time.

Artsy Hive has taught me that I am brave. It is not easy to step out of the comfort zone. To wake up every day worried about how this project will change our lives forever and yet keep going forward. I learned it is not a decision to be brave, I learned it’s in you. 

I am a woman, daughter, granddaughter, wife, mother, friend, entrepreneur, creator, immigrant, active community member, among many other dimensions. I decided not to wear different hats. I won’t stop being a mother to be a wife, I won’t stop being a friend to be a woman. The best way to go in life is to apply every single facet in your everyday. While working at Artsy Hive, and in life in general, you must have empathy. All those facets we have as women we have to use them all in the best way we can. If there is a mom struggling to control her toddler, I would never step back and watch. I will always offer my help and understanding. That’s how I manage my multiple facets, using empathy, being humble and just being human. That’s also how I make connections with our clients. It’s a win-win.

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Now that Artsy Hive is open, my hobby is to find things we can do with my daughter, spend our ‘free’ time with her. Although, I still have a passion to create things with my hands. When I am only me, Ineabelle, I’m at home and I lay down. I can’t nap, I don’t know why,  I like to just lay down. Netflix and chill, literally. I rest. As simple as that.

Many things have happened and are still happening during the journey of my 30s. I believe that it’s been a decade full of findings. My daughter was born when I was almost 30. Not only my purpose in life changed because of  her, but also my mind shifted.

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I now think that this is the real age to make bold decisions and still have the stamina, energy and passion to do it (contrary to when I was in college). I thought that having a baby would stop me from doing something that felt right to be done. Fear, doubts, concerns, you name it, I feel it all, but still manage to do everything with them. I did it with fear, I did it with doubts and concerns. This is my mindset. I believe that in your 30s, you are mature enough to visualize yourself in a position and manage to plan the best way to achieve it. Only maturity can make you do that. I call it “the planned risks”.

My tips for another thirty-something doing it all like me?

  1. Work for what’s right and for what feels right.
  2. Find your Passion. Everything you do, do it with Passion.
  3. I invite everyone to start a relationship with HIM. In my 30s, I received the call and decided to obey. That decision, changed my entire life for the best. I’m not a religious person, I just have a relationship with our creator.
  4. You are awesome, you are amazing, you are a super woman and you are not alone. I’m here.

Ineabelle

www.theartsyhive.com

211 NE 95th St. Miami Shores, FL 33138

305-456-1059

P.S.: Artsy Hive is the beautiful location for our Vision Board Workshop on January 6th, 2018. One week left to take advantage of Early Bird price! Register NOW here! Thanks for joining us and thanks Ineabelle for having us!

 

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Happy. Grateful. No Regrets!

In Career, Contributors, Family, Relationships on May 12, 2014 at 08:30

By Johanna Salazar

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When I was turning twenty-nine I felt sad and confused, it was the end of my twenties, meaning the end of my youth!

Oh boy, I was so wrong. It was really interesting seeing how I went from feeling as if my youth was over, to the moment when I turned thirty, only twelve months later; I went back to feeling younger than ever. I can’t tell you what happened or how it happened, it just happened.

Today, I find that my priorities are different. My family is and has always been very important to me, but I feel like they are more valuable to me now more than ever before. My relationship with my mother is something I work on and cherish every day. I am so grateful for everyone in my life and for the opportunities that come my way. At thirty, I started seeing life in a different way, I felt young and fearless. Although I always had this feeling, it became more powerful after thirty. I would say that the thing that matters most to me now, is being happy and living with no regrets. Knowing that I pursued all my goals and dreams and I lived my best life is probably the most important thing to me right now. I’m also becoming more aware of the girl that I was and the woman that I am and the woman I want to be. Thoughts of starting my own family started circling in my head as well; this is something strange to me, given that I have made my career my priority for so long. I live in Gratitude every single day of my life.

Relationships are also different for me today at the age of thirty-three. When I was in my twenties, I was not so aware of the relationships I was building. Now, I feel very blessed with the decisions I made and the relationships I have built over the years. I see how building good and long-lasting relationships has made my personal and business life so much better.

At the young age of thirty-three, I feel happy, grateful, fulfilled, passionate, and powerful. Every day I live my purpose. I have allowed myself to recognize that my passion for the cause is bigger than my ego. My core values drive my passion towards achieving my vision. I am a fearless, determined, perseverant woman. Every year I feel younger and stronger. If this is what it feels like at thirty-three, I can’t wait to be forty-three.

About Johanna:

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Content /Media/Digital Strategist, Professional Changemaker, Future Author & Enjoys laughing at her own jokes! 

Co-Founder, YWSE-Miami
Founder/ Owner, Aceneth Media
Co-Founder/ CEO, Grateful Group 

Follow her on Twitter: @_JohannaSalazar

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