1. What is something not too many people know about you?
If I had to choose one fact, I would choose the fact that I was homeschooled from grades 7-11. I trained in a tennis academy full-time, up to 6 hours per day, and often travelled for tournaments. This was the only method of schooling that made sense with my lifestyle. People often ask if it was lonely, and my answer is always “definitely not.” My best friends trained with me at the academy, and we were all in the same homeschooling situation. Homeschooling allowed me to travel often and live through a different set of experiences than a traditional teenager. I’m incredibly grateful for these experiences. They have largely shaped who I am today.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
Traveling: I have travelled to over 50 countries, which I attribute to my parents exposing me to the travel bug at a young age. It is absolutely priceless to see the world and experience the way other people and cultures live. I still have so many corners of the world to explore, and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
Entrepreneurship: I have always been fiercely independent, creative, and stubborn. I decided at a young age that my path to success would be through entrepreneurship and starting my own business one day. I was heavily influenced by my uncle, Mylo, who is an entrepreneur himself. I always admired his lifestyle and his outlooks on life. So, when I was 16, I enrolled in an Entrepreneurial Leadership Program and continue to study entrepreneurship to this day.
Writing: I have a busy mind, especially at night. Thoughts are constantly running through my mind and it’s so helpful to get them down on paper. I started to journal before bed to help with my insomnia, but writing developed into a hobby of mine that I truly enjoy and even find meditative.
3. What are your goals for the future?
Together with my entrepreneurship, my biggest goal is to have a family of my own one day. I knew from a young age that I was made to take care of people. I thought this meant I would end up becoming a doctor, but I quickly strayed from that path (disappointing my parents in the process). I realized what I really wanted is to one day become a mother and a wife. Taking care of my family and helping my children navigate through the rough waters of life is what I ultimately want in my future. Life is definitely not an easy feat. Having a loving support system makes all the difference.
4. What is your definition of success?
My definition of success is at the end of the day knowing that you’ve lived your best life, that you’ve followed your dreams, that you’ve followed your heart, that you’ve taken the chances and risks you were so scared to take. It’s feeling full within yourself and finding fulfillment in wherever life takes you.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
The main project I’m working on right now is developing the career and lifestyle that I desire for myself. I feel like I’ve been able to manifest a good amount of my dreams, but my career was not my top priority. Now it’s seems like a tiny missing piece to my puzzle that I’m not entirely happy with. It’s become a focus of mine at the moment. I’ve done a fair amount of reading recently, and I’m currently reading “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferris. The book can be extreme it in its examples at times. However, I feel that if you implement and zone in on some of the concepts it will reap great benefits in the long-term, in your career and in your life.
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