To persevere or to pivot is a question that do-ers have been asking themselves since the beginning of time. It’s never a straight road when you are doing something new, blazing a trail, breaking a ceiling, or pushing boundaries, so it’s only natural to wonder whether to give up midway. How do you know whether to keep going or to give up?

Eric Ontiveros | Tattoo Artist

You don’t.. Either you do it or you don’t.That’s why whatever you choose to do has to come from a place of passion.When your passionate about something you really don’t care about stopping or going, you just do it because you like to…because it’s a part of you. Read more>>

Shana Oh | Professional Photographer & Amateur Baker

Is giving up an option? ha.. ha.. If I’m being honest, I have a hard time giving up things that are important to me. There may be points in my life where I question the validity of what I’m doing and comparing myself to others, but that eventually subsides. It’s always a great time to reinvent yourself though, especially through this strange year. It’s a great time to learn something new to add to or completely transform your work. Read more>>

Marcial Paredes | Owner of M&L Creative Designs

Naturally, I’d like to say that giving up is not an option, but the truth is, sometimes it is the best option. For me, knowing whether to keep going or to give up is based on whether I still feel passionate or excited about whatever it is that’s in question. Throughout my years, I’ve started many projects, had multiple dreams and tried many things, and just like I started, as soon as I felt it wasn’t exciting to me anymore, I gave them up. Without regret or even looking back for too long. In the same way, there are many things that I know I must keep fighting for and just keep pushing through any obstacle that may come my way. The reason for that is because something inside of me tells me it’s the right thing to do. There’s sort of a little spark that, just keeps getting stronger. Read more>>