Outside of thrifting, what is keeping you grounded and interested currently?
I started the practice of meditating about two years ago, and truly don’t know where my mental health would be right now without it.
I enjoy slower things in life, I love to wake up very early, to take time to write, drink coffee, get lost with overanalyzing songs and their lyrics.
As a people pleaser and someone who always said yes to everything and everyone, I am learning to rest, and to say no to things that don’t make my body and mind feel fulfilled and taken care of.
How does living in San Francisco specifically inspire what you do and keep you connected to your culture?
San Francisco has changed drastically since I moved here, the people who really inspired me when I moved here have all moved away, which has been difficult but also motivating to continue to be my own source of inspiration.
I love to support Latinx-owned shops in the city and I am always searching for restaurants, coffee shops that make me feel connected to my culture. I am very lucky to live in a neighborhood that still hasn’t been heavily affected by gentrification, which also helps me stay connected with stepping outside of my neighborhood and supporting smaller businesses that have been more affected.
I am constantly checking myself and my abilities to learn and grow for myself and for others who may not have the same privilege. Doing so really motivates me to continue to push others to do the same.