Our passions… the things that light our souls up.
“Purpose is the reason you journey. Passion is the fire that lights your way.” – Unknown
each of us has something in our lives that we were just born to do… like our soul purpose. all of us have been drawn to our passions since we were tiny little girls, and they are the things that set our hearts on fire. we’re sharing our passions with y’all, and why we’re so passionate about ’em. so let us know what lights your soul up too :).
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel
her fashion inspirations: Lily Aldridge, Stacey Bendet (Alice + Olivia), Victoria Justice, Betsey Johnson, Audrey Hepburn
i remember loving fashion since my cartoon watchin’ days. i would pick my favorites by their outfits haha. i started sewing when i was 8 and instantly loved being able to make clothes look how i dream them up in my head. i’ve always been fascinated by how style embraces a person’s spirit. it’s not just superficial to me… it’s creative and artistic, it’s colors and shapes and ideas and expression… to me fashion is a beautiful way we share the energy of who we are with the world.
“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” – Rumi
her fav dancers: Allison Holker, Chelsie Hightower, Shauna Noland, Olivia Gonzales, Lauren Froderman
i started dance and gymnastics when i was 3 yrs. old. i still have my first lil’ pink ballet slippers. i was just 5 or 6 when i started doing this thing where i disappear in my bedroom, turn off all the lights, turn on music, and just freestyle and get lost in another world. dance is like where i sort my heart out, and find my soul. it’s music and movement and feelings all mixed up together into something beautiful. it’s the one place in the world i’m not shy… i’m just free. dancing is where i’m the most me i’ve ever been.
“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.” – James A. Michener
her fav authors: Jane Austen, Cecily Brooke von Ziegesar, Jonis Agee, Marianne Williamson, Margaret Mitchell
i started keeping diaries when i was pretty young. i would write my feelings down, figure my head out, and ask for guidance with things. i did alot of free writing, and i guess i just slowly became a storyteller. ideas and characters and stories would just start coming out of nowhere. i realized pretty quick that writing is something i would keep doing for all my life. when i write, i feel like the whole universe is in my hands. i can create worlds where anything i dream of is possible, and i love that. i can take the things inside my heart and head and pour them out into something beautiful to share.
“Remember that every day contains a universe of potential; exhaust it. Live and love so immensely that when death comes there is nothing left for him to take. Wealth is love, music, sports, learning, family and freedom. Above all, stay gold.” – Dominic Owen Mallary
her fav athletes: Mia Hamm, Shawn Johnson, Alex Morgan, Laura Roesler, Nastia Liukin
i think i was pretty much born bursting with energy. i’ve done cheer, gymnastics, soccer, and track every year for like for-eva. even though i’m a girly girl, i’ve always had a lil’ tomboy side. i’ve always loved to kick a soccer ball and tumble and jump and run around like crazy. when i’m competing, i find out just how brave or determined or fearless i can be, and i get to channel all my energy into things i’m crazy passionate about. i love how when i play sports, the physical stuff is connected with my emotions and desire… it all just makes me feel so alive.