Badass Queen #5: Rae

Rachel is a long time friend of mine, one of my OGs aka Day Ones aka my bestie, Irene's Story hollerrr. Rachel is a singer/songwriter/ blogger (lovedreamsmile.com *AMAZING BLOG BTW THAT'S MOTIVATIONAL AND SUPER RELATABLE*) who lives passionately and has endless amount of love for her friends and family. Rachel is the bestest friend you'll ever have and inspires her readers to live life fearlessly.  

 

1. Name, nickname: Rachel but you can call me RAE

2. Instagram: @xoalwaysrae

3. Song that bolsters your self-confidence?:
Love, love, love "Chandelier" by Sia! Literally makes me feel like I can accomplish anything no matter how low I feel!

4. Who do you aspire to be?: A strong, confident, healthy, independent woman. ("Question!"...Destiny Child fans stand up lol). I want to be able to look in the mirror and be proud of myself and say, "you're amazing!" and genuinely mean it.

5. Occupation: Assistant GM by day, creative/blogger/singer at heart working to make it my day and night job :)

6. What motivates you when you're not inspired?: I love scrolling through IG, Twitter, and Pinterest to find other young, driven, confident women out there doing their thing, shining their light, and living out loud. Seeing other women follow their dreams makes me want to get off my butt and get something done!

7. What empowers you as a woman to push through every day obstacles?:  Knowing that I'm pretty much capable of anything as long as I stay positive. I think women are the strongest, most powerful creatures - we just have to keep are thoughts positive and we can truly get through anything!

8. Advice to young girls who want to be a leader?: 
Inspire others by being true to who you are, not who you THINK you should be. Authenticity will always be admired my others. 

9. What advice would you give yourself at a young age?:
"Rachel, stop worrying so damn much! You're a beautiful, talented person. You will be fine. Now stop crying and get to smiling!"

10. Fave book?: "Start" by Jon Acuff. Literally changed my life. Basically a no BS road map to getting things done and being a more creative person.

11. A quote that inspires you to be amazing?:
"Believe in the vision of yourself." It's a quote I came up with to remind myself every day that I can be whoever I want to be, I just have to believe.