“Create with the heart; build with the mind.” – Criss Jami
What do you do & what inspires you to do it?
I recently walked away from the dental field to pursue more of the things I love such as acting, modeling, painting, video editing, creative writing and interior design. The older I get the more inspiration I gather, but one of my main inspirations come from my sister who is nonverbal and autistic. Spending time with her fills my heart with so much peace and joy, she constantly reminds me of how amazing and sweet life is.
How do you define success?
Success is knowing that everything within you is all you need for your journey. Everyone’s journey is not equal, and everyone’s process isn’t a walk in the park.
What would you say to motivate a younger you to be successful in life?
Life will be filled with disappointments; what matters is what you learn from them and how you use that experience in your journey.
Are you doing now what you’ve always wanted to do or did you have other aspirations previously?
I wouldn’t say I’m doing what I’ve always wanted to do, but things are slowly happening for me. The greatest things in life grow little by little.
What’s the best business or personal advice you’ve ever received?
Powerful words I carry in my heart “Victory requires vulnerability”.
Feature and above photo by Martin Johnson
What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?
I am a strong believer in the healing power of psychedelics. Each experience has helped me gain a new perspective on life and a strong sense of gratitude I want to share with everyone I encounter.
Do you believe in a higher power?
I feel like it’s impossible not to believe in a higher power when there’s so many beautiful creations that surround us.
What’s something you can’t live without?
My journal. Ever since I was in middle school I would always write about my deepest thoughts or my funniest complaints. Now I use my journals to help me express my feelings and to write creative poetry. It’s free therapy to me.
Where do you see yourself in 3 years?
Tomorrow isn’t promised, so I’m living life day by day and motivating people to do the same. I know that I am on the right path.
Single or taken?
Taken by a talented musical genius. Check out his music @Row_Smooth.
How many tattoos do you have?
I have zero tattoos. I rather buy tacos!
Name a song you like and artist.
One of my favorite songs out right now is Con Altura by Rosalina and J Balvin. My musical taste has definitely expanded since I started dating a music producer.
Name a movie you like.
La La Land is such a great movie, but A Star is Born made me cry like a baby!
What do you like to do for fun?
When I’m not taking my sister to museums or playgrounds I enjoy going to concerts or going out dancing with friends.
Where can we find you online?
For creative / funny / music event videos check out my Instagram; @ingridsmindgarden. If you want to check out more modeling / personal posts, follow me @Miss_soulshaker. I recently started a blog for my poetry; https://ingridsmindgarden.wordpress.com/
What’s next for you?
The best is yet to come! I’ve recently been doing a Spanish word of the day on my IG @Miss_soulshaker. story, so all my followers can learn a new Spanish word daily. I will be collab’ing with several creatives and making more art for others to enjoy.
Photo by Angela D. Photography | © 2019 DRTY ONES™