What’s been your company’s biggest victory so far?
I think it will be launching our flagship store in the next couple of weeks. We’ve been looking for a space for the past two years and it’s taken a long time to find the right spot. It’s been an emotional rollercoaster and things fall apart, but there’s a duality knowing that it’s inevitable that it will happen in the right way.
I want to get off my computer and talk to people face-to-face. I know when we put that last bottle on the shelf before we open the doors I’m just going to probably sit in the store by myself and soak it in. Opening a store is a big deal—and it’s also a big responsibility.
What does your self-care routine look like?
Having time alone in the morning where I meditate, journal, move my body, play with my dog, and connect with my thoughts before I dive into my work. If I don’t do a combination of these things I feel off, just because the rest of my day becomes a bit of a blur with meetings, planning, email, lots of screens, and being pulled in different directions.
I usually get up at 6 a.m. every day—even on the weekends—and spend those first three or four hours for myself. I’m so lucky that I’m able to have that because when I was doing makeup I had to be on set so early, it really fucks with your routine. It can sound woo-woo, but if you don’t make the time to ground yourself, how do you function? I would just feel lost.
What are some resources that have helped you on your journey?
I go to therapy once a week—that’s extremely vital. I also use this app called Insight Timer pretty much every day. Also, going out in nature with my dog, and being surrounded by trees. And taking time to disconnect from work.
What’s your advice to someone who is considering taking “the leap”?
Really believe in and love what you are going to do, because it takes that dedication to keep going when things are hard. Have an authentic voice, because that will be what brings you the most success. Oh, and make sure you do your taxes right.