Monday, March 31, 2014

The Courage To Succeed - Intrepid Spirits Seek Victory Over Those Things That Seem Impossible



The Courage to Succeed

"The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible, but these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore. Unlike the mediocre, intrepid spirits seek victory over those things that seem impossible. It is with iron will that they embark on the most daring of all endeavors. To meet the shadowy future without fear and conquer the unknown."
- Ferdinand Magellan, Explorer

Dearest friends,

I open with this quote because today, I feel like the rough seas are taunting me a little.  You see I am about to put together a journey with the most important people in my life. My mentors, my colleagues and friends have agreed to support me, and some in fact join me, on this extraordinary journey. As I ready my boat and prepare my supplies, a hitch almost always comes along. That one last thing that makes you double take, and ask -

"Am I really strong enough to do this?" 
"Do I really have the moxie I need?"
As spring has finally found its way into our lives, so comes a time of renewed passion, vigor and a purpose of growth. There are reasons to spring clean and reasons to plant new seeds. At Caution Curves Ahead, Ive taken some time off to review what the future of this endeavor might be. The community support around Caution Curves Ahead and our inspirational mantras has been remarkable. We are ready to embark on something new. 

I believed after climbing Kilimanjaro, that I was in fact done with writing my blog. A story that started with my journey through business school, dealing with a divorce, and leading into dating, while developing a new career seemed complete when I came down from that mountain.

But the experience of inspiring with my stories, the observations I have had about this beautiful and extraordinary world, and the people I have met along the way have made one thing clear.

Caution Curves Ahead is about more than just Summers on a journey. It's about ALL OF US on a journey to be inspired, to seek opportunities to be empowered, and most importantly to pursue a life that amuses us in a way that makes each day worth rising and shining. 

Over the next several months I will be working to relaunch what once was my blog into OUR COMPANY site. Caution Curves Ahead Media will be a company built with a fundamental desire to inspire, empower and amuse. It is a business dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the world by improving YOUR experiences.

Caution Curves Ahead Media is a social entertainment enterprise focused on creating media, live events, apps, and experiences that inspire, empower and amuse the world. We will succeed because we are smart enough to know we should.  

Summers McKay


Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

A Power Blonde Gets Camera Ready - 1 Min - 5 Minute Makeover Not much more too it than that! Here's how I go from just a wee bit mid workday drab, to super camera cute for appearances like the ones on Huff Post Live! It's a five minute job if you start with the right tools. I'm a Laura Mercier and Nars kinda girl!