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Iridescent Scarab: Profile + Interview

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Iridescent Scarab: Interview

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The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Some of the best things in life and the necessities for life. The key ingredients to being ALIVE.

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I am someone who fought my way to this Earth to inspire others and teach the world lessons in love. The doctors told my mother she would never be able to have children and yet...:-)

Why do you do what you do?

I do what I do because it's always been my dream to inspire people and also to change the world. It's such a blessing to have a space on the internet for creative expression and sharing what you love with the world.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I studied acting for years and even have a degree in it but the lifestyle wasn't working out for me. It wasn't until recently that I felt I was in such a big rut that I needed to make a really loud change. I've always been passionate about computers and fashion so Blogging was a really natural career choice for me.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

The toughest thing I've had to overcome and still have to work on daily is my anxiety. It's a lot more under control than it was growing up but it's still pretty insane. My anxiety even manifests physically. My mother and close friends have really helped me through it but also meditation and practicing Tai Chi have helped me control it a lot.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

I think the world itself and the poor condition it is in currently has inspired me to be the best person I can be so that I can be the change I wish to see in it.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

I don't necessarily believe in mistakes. I believe every mistake you make is an incredible learning experience which is something of great value. Mistakes could be considered as a part of failure but success wouldn't exist without failure. It's all part of the journey!

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

To continue to grow my website and my brand. Also, I have some exciting collaborations, events and guest posts planned. My goal is to connect with as many like minded people through social media and the internet as possible!

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

This is something that a good friend told me but to really appreciate your uniqueness. Sometimes it's hard for me to believe that just being “you” is enough but it totally is. There is no other person exactly like you with the same traits, quirks or passions. You are your own unique formula and you are amazing simply just for existing.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

"Love yourself UNAPOLOGETICALLY f*cking always."-Kesha

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Iridescent Scarab: Profile

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Full name

Erin Ashley Goldman

Age

25

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Los Angeles, CA

Where you live now? (city, country)

West Los Angeles, CA

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

My mother is from Great Falls, Montana and my father is from Southfield, Michigan.

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Leasing Agent/ Property Manager and of course Blogger!

How long have you been doing it?

Real Estate-3.5 years , Blogging 6 months

Fav Song

Impossible to choose because I'm so in love with music BUT right now it's “Elastic Heart” by Sia. I love the re-mixes of it too.

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

I have so many but I love Nicki Minaj, Milky Chance, Katy Perry, Drake, Lady GaGa, Alt-J, Lana Del Rey and so many more! I'm a sucker for pop, hip-hop, and alternative rock.

Fav Movie

“Superbad” and “Now and Then”

Fav Actor/Actress

Jim Carrey and Jennifer Lawrence

Fav Clothing brand

I love For Love and Lemons, Free People, Millau and any brand that the store LF carries!

Fav Artist (in any art form)

Van Gogh or Andy Warhol

Fav Sport to watch

MMA/Boxing

Fav Sport to play

Does Kung Fu count? I'm currently studying Martial Arts.

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Links

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Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Youtube | Snapchat: erinashleyg