What’s inspiring you?
The people of New York City really inspire me. I love my city because we are strong, but most importantly, we care for humanity and we want to be a good example for the rest of the world. You can really see how everyone is actually sheltering in place, and by doing so, making major sacrifices in every part of their lives to keep our families and neighbors safe during a really difficult, stressful time.
What’s driving you crazy?
Not knowing when I can see the rest of my family in Los Angeles! I can't wait for our parents to be able to visit us in NYC again. Only when it's safe of course! I also just really miss their hugs.
What have you learned?
I have a new appreciation for life. I wake up everyday knowing how precious and short life really is. That the world can change in a blink of an eye. I now know how important it is to take care of our wellbeing. To find joy and love in the little things. To be happy. It's all we have!
What do you miss?
I really miss going to the airport with that sense of excitement. During a normal work month, Dylana and I would travel almost every other week. I miss traveling and meeting new people, experiencing a beautiful hotel, or amazing restaurant in a new place. I'll never take those unforgettable experiences for granted.
1 Book, 1 Movie, 1 Song?
Book: "The Gratitude Diaries" by Janice Kaplan. It's about how we can transform our lives by looking on the bright side. Now more than ever, we need to stay positive! Our mindset is everything.
Movie: "Bombshell." I love how it features strong, educated women who stand up for their rights. A great story about being fearless and knowing our voices will be heard.
Song: "Turn Off The News (and build a garden)" by Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. It's about feeling free of all the outside noise in our world. To simply love and be present. That sometimes you just have to turn off the news and build a garden to find that peace of mind.
For every person joining your live video curation, SHOWFIELDS is donating to a charity that you curated. Why did you choose No Kid Hungry as your charity?
I find it so important to educate children about wellness and nutrition. And with children now out of schools, they aren't getting the daily meals provided. They might not have access to healthy fruits and vegetables, or have access to a balanced diet in their homes. It's important children know that what they eat now, and everyday will affect their future. This organization does everything. They feed the hungry and they educate children and families on creating healthy, affordable meals at home.