I usually take Saturday + Sunday off of social media. For me, it’s a chance for my mind to breathe and reset. When you spend 24/7 on social media, you basically become hooked to the web. I go to bed looking at my phone, and wake up looking at it too. That’s unhealthy, obviously, and that’s why I take a few days off each week!
Since I’m still obsessed with work, I ended up hopping on to my email Saturday morning while drinking a cup of coffee to see an email from a Forbes reporter. She wanted to call me, and we chatted on the phone for about 20 minutes before she asked me to send her a headshot. It’s a Saturday morning: September 30th, and I’ve made it into Forbes. I almost cried when the article came out. I never truly feel accomplished. You could have honestly Tina Fey or Steve Jobs tell me they think I’m successful, and I wouldn’t believe it unless I actually felt like I was where I want to be in my career. For me, this is just the beginning.
I hope you love reading it. I hope you realize that you can do what you want with your life. I hope this article inspires you to push your kids to follow their dreams and become entrepreanurs, if they wish. You never know what you can accomplish until you try.
For Alexa Curtis writing was always an escape. “When I was 7, my father was wrongfully convicted of a heinous crime and put in a maximum security prison. He got out when I was twelve and I spent years of my childhood watching him almost die as a diabetic in prison,” she shares. “Around that time, I started writing and expressing myself through fashion. It helped me cope.” She would write short stories and describe what she was wearing or what inspired her. She was so incredibly passionate about blogging and writing she started making a small amount of money. “I had no interest in anything else besides following my passion,” says Curtis.