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A quote we loved from Nizhonhilli’s blog :
“the limits that we place in our minds on other people all stem from our own insecurities.”
In a few sentences can you tell us your age, city you are from and a little information about any projects you are currently working on?
I am 30 years old and I am from Oxnard, CA. In addition to writing/blogging, I recently started a leadership development and growth workshop (@sparkthepopup) that is focused on highlighting the importance of being better leaders versus managers or supervisors to have more meaningful impacts on the people and communities around us.
Why do you blog?
I blog because I feel like being an Active Duty Marine and leaving home right after high school to join 13 years ago have given me so many experiences and perspectives on a wide variety of topics. I also write so that hopefully people can relate to things that I say and know they aren't alone in the things they struggle with or encounter in life. There are so many topics that aren't talked about that so many of us are dealing with and feel like we have no one to talk to. I just want to help build a bridge because there are so many resources and like minds out there that can help remind us we aren't alone, and sometimes just knowing that helps immensely.
What type of audience would you like to engage with through your blog?
I'd like to engage mainly with other women through my blog. I have kind of fallen into the empowerment circle through the evolution of my writing and care so much about the future and helping women see just how much power they really have even if there are things that weigh them down from time to time.
I read a really great book recently called "The Courage to be Disliked"by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga --it talks about the secret to finding true happiness and really shifted the way I think. I have also recently read "The Wisdom of Love," by Jacob Needleman, which was a quick read but FULL of gems and ah-ha moments. If you're looking for a good fiction, I highly recommend "The Hate U Give," by Angie Thomas.
Is there anyone that you look up to?
I look up to my parents, always. They overcame so much struggle in their lives so that I could be where I am so I am always striving to make them proud and stay in the light.
What’s one of your favorite inspirational quotes?
Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it. -Maya Angelou
When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better?
I do a lot of personal journaling as well as writing my blog. All of my unfiltered thoughts go there and I know there's no judgement so I just let everything out and feel no shame in it. It really helps get me back on track and let negative things leave my mind.
What is your ultimate favorite movie?
The Color Purple
What are your social media handles?
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