Entries Tagged as 'Personal'

LUCKY COLLECTIVE!

Posted on: Thursday, May 12, 2016

I have some exciting news! I’ve launched my own social media, digital marketing and creative shop – Lucky Collective. I’ve wanted to work for myself for a really long time and one main reason was to have more control of my work/life balance and have flexibility to work on what I want and when I want. I chose the word collective because it’s a word that implies bringing together – and that’s what I want to do – bring together amazing people with different skills and talents to do awesome work. My own specialities are social media marketing, event planning, influencer activations and the like, but ultimately, I want to be able to pull in other people with different talents, like PR and graphic design, to work together with me! One of my favorite things to do is to connect people to one another, and I’m excited about this career adventure that *hopefully* will let me do more of that, both personally and professionally!

If you know any brands, businesses or individuals who need help with all things digital marketing – keep me in mind. My work email is theluckycollective@gmail.com and here’s my full site: luckycollective.com!

Huge thank you to my good friends Renee for designing the site and Brian for all of his coding/behind-the-scenes magic. <3

a new blogging chapter!

Posted on: Saturday, November 7, 2015

hi friends! i’m super excited to reveal my newly rebranded and re-designed blog!

before i dive into the new blog, i wanted to share my blogging story with you guys. i started blogging at polish my crown in 2010 because i wanted an outlet to share, to document, to connect with others. the name polish my crown started after my friends and i made a realization that we needed to treat ourselves as queens, worthy of respect, dignity and love, even when other people don’t. we joked about ‘crown polishing’, which is essentially giving yourself or someone else a little pick-me-up – a compliment, a life truth reminder, a glass of champagne, a bouquet of flowers – whatever sets you back on the mindset that you are worthy of respect, dignity and love.

over the past five years, i’ve blogged throughout different chapters in life – from internships and new jobs to moves across the country and traveling around the world. i’ve documented really hard situations, like losing a friend, and i’ve shared happy life milestones, like graduating college and getting married. i’ve curated pretty photos, thought-provoking articles, #GIRLPOWER motivation and things that make me happy. i’ve met blogging-turned-real-life friends – that’s been one of the coolest things – getting connected to so many inspiring people! i’ve learned a lot of lessons about who i am and what i want my life to be about. i’ve shared my life story in bits and pieces and mostly, i’ve shared content all about thankfulness, self love and care and empowerment.

at times, i would share every single day and at other times, i wouldn’t blog for a week or so. i haven’t viewed my blog as a business or even side project necessarily, but instead as my own small piece of the Internet where i share what i’m going through with the hopes that it helps or inspires just one person. i’ve wanted to create a space that truly is a pick-me-up or ‘crown polish’ – people feel better, more empowered, inspired and ready to conquer whatever is ahead.

LUCKYANDIBLOG.com is a new blogging chapter for me! it’s not necessarily a new blog, because all the old content is still here and i’ll still be sharing what i normally post. it’s simply a new name and design that i’m so pumped about! i’ve been @luckyandi on social media for as long as i’ve been online and the name has just kind of stuck. rather than come up with a creative title for a new blog, i’m keeping it simple and just making this blog – luckyandi. there won’t be one set topic or theme for my posts, but the general, i’ll highlight adventures and celebrations. i am passionate about adventuring, so i’ll be sharing about travel and my adventures in san francisco, this magical city i currently call home. i want to always be conscious about appreciation and celebration, finding beauty and goodness in the every day and taking every moment to celebrate anything. you’ll find this kind of stuff in the thankful lists category & the celebrations category.

in my first ever post in 2010, i wrote: “this blog is not going to be all about me. it will not be a blog about ‘why my life is awesome’ or anything of the sort. i want to post videos, stories, pictures, quotes and anything else that inspires me, confuses me, makes me happy and/or anything else that adds to the thrill of everyday life. i want this blog to reflect why it’s important to laugh at certain situations and why it’s important to learn from all situations. I choose to remain positive, even when I’m feeling pretty low and a little ‘crown polishing’ never hurt anyone. i hope you enjoy reading why i am happy finding inspiration in my everyday life.”

in this new chapter of my blogging adventure, i’ll echo what 20-year-old me said: i want to share inspiration in my every day life. that comes in all forms, and i’ll be sharing it in all types of ways. thanks for following along and welcome to the new luckyandi world! xo

checking in: what success means to me

Posted on: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Andi Teggart

I recently re-read my personal definition of success (originally written jan. 2012) and wanted to re-share. the list below shares the six ways I measure if my life is successful to this point, to check in on where I’m at and what I’m focusing my time and energy on. they are life goals, in a way, and focused on who I am as a person.

to help people maximize and discover their potential. to radiate unconditional love – to everyone, every day. to live out God-given joy. to live with authentic integrity. to be surrounded by people who encourage and challenge me. to be the best person i can be right where i’m at now.

pinpointing what success looks to me can be quite difficult and in some ways for me, changed over time. i’m thankful that success DOESN’T look like getting a specific job or having a specific title or getting a certain number of likes and comments or accomplishing, doing, checking things off a list. success to me is being comfortable and content with who I am and who I strive to be day-to-day. the six measures of success shared above aren’t going to get me the best job ever or the most engagement and followers or even make me popular in any sort of way. i don’t want my success to be defined by what other people think of me or someone else’s standards of who I am or who they want me to be. I want to be the best person I can be right this very moment and the way that comes to live is by loving people, helping people be their best selves, being my best self and being surrounded by people who mentally, emotionally and spiritually encourage and support me.

what does success mean to you?

 

on possibility and 2014

Posted on: Monday, December 29, 2014

“Write this down: My life is full of unlimited possibilities.” – Pablo

I’ve shared previously that my word for 2014 was possibility. I wanted to pick one word that would mark my year; that I could embrace and focus on all 365 days of 2014. I chose possibility because I wanted the year to be a time where I was open whatever was to come. I wanted to be open to potential and to be hopeful for whatever was next.

The way this came to life this year has been really interesting and really awesome. It’s been a big year, an eventful one to say the least. It’s also been a year where I learned a lot about myself in the small, quiet, not-so-exciting moments. For both, I’m incredibly thankful. Two areas of my life where I think I truly embraced possibility were in my career and in my relationship with Eric. I left a comfortable job and company that I loved to embark on a new, unknown adventure working at a startup. It’s been challenging and awesome at the same time and I’m grateful that I was open to the new experience because I’m continually learning new things and working with different types of people. As for my relationship with E, possibility was incredibly important. I didn’t know how our relationship would grow and evolve. Relationships are inherently risky and you don’t know the outcome and it’s been really cool to see how things have unfolded; none of that would be possible without both of us embracing the possibility of us.

While the year is coming to an end, I don’t want to lose the mentality of possibility and hopefulness. Possibility in a way is like daydreaming – it’s being open to things ahead, but not tangibly knowing what those things are yet. I already know my 2015 will be full of unknowns but rather than be fearful or stressed, I’m choosing to be open, hopeful, excited.

I haven’t decided what my word for 2015 is, but will be sure to share once I do!

More on possibility here and here.

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