What’s the best part about being your own boss?
The best part of being a boss is getting to set the culture for your own life and work. I love that I get to decide how my brand interacts with the world. I choose my messaging and how I talk to people from a micro and macro level. I used to struggle with how I represent something that wasn’t my own. Now, I get to do things the way I want to do them.
If you could change one thing about your life thus far, what would it be?
I don’t think I would change anything. I think everything that has happened has been purposeful. I’m so grateful for everything I have learned especially over the last two years. I would have, however, loved to tell my earlier self, you can laugh at some of this stuff. You don’t have to take everything so seriously. I think I’ve gained a better sense of humor about what’s going on around me.
What’s the best advice you can give people when they are trying to balance getting their workouts in with a busy schedule?
The main message I want to project into the world is forgiveness. I want to remove shame and guilt in how we see ourselves. Forgiving ourselves for not being perfect is freedom. Not associating food or exercise or working out with shame or guilt. Not feeling that you aren't enough if your body isn't society's ideal. Not beating yourself up if you don't meet everyone's expectations in your life.
I believe you won't be the best version of yourself if you are not practicing self-care. Whether that’s an hour long workout, or a $10 juice, or a relaxing facial... self- care is important; continue to care and make room for yourself. As for balancing mexercise, I’m constantly encouraging people, to take advantage of their small pockets of time. You have fifteen minutes? You can go for a run around the block. Twenty minutes? Put on a Drake album on and relax. Take an hour to do some yoga in the park. Whatever it looks like for you to be well is important. You can't take care of others well if you don't care for yourself first.