We had the good fortune of connecting with Kimberly Myers and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kimberly, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
I’ve been a chronic workaholic for most of my career, which might sound like a great attribute, but what is my greatest strength is also my weakness, as I tend to work until I physically burn out. The experience of forced rest due to Covid-19 has really made a huge impact on how I now view a day to day work life. Rest has been re-introduced into my schedule, and I honestly don’t see myself going back to any sort of grind mentality. I am so much more happy with a more easy going schedule.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have quite a few irons in the fire 🙂 I own a company called, Sensual Alchemy, that produces spell kits that are attuned to self-care. I make really cute face coverings. I plaster cast Vulvas and make art (VaShrinas™) For years, I had a hard time reconciling my multiple interests as a valid form of business, but I’ve learned not to compare myself to anyone else, and that’s given me peace. Multiple streams of income has become more commonplace, which is great to see. There’s no “one way” to make a living. I think it’s great to explore your options. As a result, I have a brand that reflects a multi-faceted approach to creativity, with the common theme of self-care and magic.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Pretending we’re pre-covid, it would be a beach day in a low key spot like Redondo, followed by dinner at Dan Sung Sa, some sort of drag show to follow or a really fun bar like Bang Bang Room. Next day would definitely be a brunch day at The Abbey.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My business coach, Cera Byer, hands down has been the most influential person in my career and my life for the past couple of years. Through her coaching and her Master Mind group, I’ve been able to work through a lot of the emotional blocks that often come up when building a new business. She’s definitely had a huge impact on my growth, on both a personal and professional level. She’s amazing.