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About Alyssa Hopkins

Alyssa Hopkins is a freelance graphic designer and humanitarian photographer in the Tampa Bay region. She’s a free-spirited adventurous gal who has a deep desire to explore new places, meet new people, and build positive creative communities. She loves helping small businesses grow through creative storytelling. She’s also obsessed with gluten-free & dairy-free donuts.

How to be Patient in a World of Instant Gratification

We’ve all heard “Patience is a virtue”, but does that matter in today’s world?

Let’s be real: society today encourages us not to wait.

With technology rapidly growing, we can have things delivered to us within hours thanks to Amazon Prime. We have a whole library of information at our fingertips […]

By |September 14th, 2016|Stories From Inside|0 Comments

5 Reasons To Celebrate The Little Victories

“People of our time are losing the power of celebration. Instead of celebrating we seek to be amused or entertained. Celebration is an active state, an act of expressing reverence or appreciation. To be entertained is a passive state–it is to receive pleasure afforded by an amusing act or […]

By |May 24th, 2016|Stories From Inside|0 Comments

How To Move Forward When You Feel Stuck

January 4th was the day I had an emotional breakdown… At work. Yep. Full on broke down in tears in front of the VP. I wasn’t expecting it, and he probably wasn’t either, but it happened. Talk about #embarrassing.

As I hid in my office, hiding my puffy eyes from […]

By |March 21st, 2016|Stories From Inside, Tips|2 Comments

The Importance of Saying More Than Hello

Everyday we communicate with strangers. Whether it’s the cashier at the grocery store, the homeless person on the curb, or the waitress at the restaurant, we are in constant contact with strangers.

Typically the conversation always begins with, “Hello. How are you today?” of which we naturally respond, “Good. And you?”. 

But […]

By |September 29th, 2014|Live Alive|0 Comments

When Fear says, “You’ve Failed.”

We sat awkwardly with our heads down. ashamed. anxious. silent.

  Family conversations are never easy when it comes to talking about finances. The tension was so heavy, even Hudson (our high energy chocolate lab) felt it.

In Fall of 2012, I quit my job while I was moving out and finishing up […]

By |August 11th, 2014|Perspective|0 Comments