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Jenn Haskins: Profile + Interview

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

Inspiration: Appreciating the beauty in everyday life
Passion: What drives you every day
Strength: The power to overcome the odds and the ups and downs

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

I am passionate about helping others feel more confident through personal style, and I am driven to one day become my own boss.

Why do you do what you do?

I blog to share my passion with others. I design because I want to make software products for others that are easy to use and thoughtful.

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

I don’t know if I’ve ever been sure I am doing exactly what I want to do. I chose design because it made sense for me – I like being creative, but I also like research to back it up. Now that I’ve started my own blog, I’ve learned that I have a passion for connecting with others through personal style and common experiences too.

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

Self doubt. I still have it, but I’ve learned that to be successful you have to say yes first, think later.

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

My mom inspires me. She had very little support growing up and made sure she was 100% supportive of me growing up. I admire her strength and determination to overcome a tough start.

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

I think the biggest mistake I made was not starting a blog sooner. I’d always wanted to, but that self doubt I mentioned earlier reared it’s ugly head. With time comes experiences, and I think it ended up being okay that I started it when I did. If I had started a blog when I was younger, I may have given up when it didn’t instantly become successful.

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

I’m excited about a new online blogger meet up group I started called “Let’s Talk (Blog) Shop.” 10 of us will meet over Google+ Hangout and talk blog. It’s fun to be able to connect online with women all over the world who have similar and different experiences than me. I’m excited to see what other opportunities may come from this too.

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

Be yourself. Do you. You’re unique and special. Don’t waste time trying to be someone else.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Thanks for having me!

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Jenn Haskins: Profile
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Full name

Jenn Haskins

Age

26

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Seattle, Washington

Where you live now? (city, country)

Seattle, Washington

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

Seattle, Washington

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

UX Designer by day, Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger by night

How long have you been doing it?

I’ve been a designer for about 4 years now, and I started my blog about 1.5 years ago.

Fav Song

That’s a tough one, but I do have a certain fondness for “Eleanor Rigby.” It inspired my dog’s name, Rigby, and later my blog name too.

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

The Beatles

Fav Movie

All time favorite? Definitely Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the original).

Fav Actor/Actress

Sarah Jessica Parker

Fav Clothing brand

If money were no object, my closet would probably be filled with Vince, Elizabeth & James, and Rag & Bone. Since that’s not the case, I love shopping at Anthropologie, Free People, ShopRuche, and thrift stores!

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Cliché, but I’ve always admired Andy Warhol’s pop art.

Fav Sport to watch

Not really into sports

Fav Sport to play

Yoga

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