“Our Deepest Fear
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.
We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us;
It’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.”
– Marianne Williamson’s book A Return to Love
The meticulous traits that make pastry chefs masters at their craft are also what make exceptional creative directors. MIC is lucky to get both with its newest Associate Creative Director, Nannette Gonzalez. Nan leads the creative charge on The Villages Health account, working closely with writers, designers, and the accounts team to concept and develop strong creative solutions that meet clients’ marketing objectives. Prior to MIC she held graphic design position in various companies, worked as a pastry chef at two yacht clubs, and was an owner/marketing specialist for her family’s business. Nan holds a BA in Graphic Design with a focus on Motion Graphics from California State University, Northridge. In her free time, Nan naturally can be found in the kitchen, baking up sublime pastries like crepe cakes, sandwich cakes, cinnamon rolls, flan, and her favorite: peanut butter-butter cream frosting. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Orlando, she hopes to one day become a food critic.