We had the good fortune of connecting with Victoria Lover and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Victoria, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
Work life balance is no easy feat. My balance as a mother, a creative and a career woman has changed over time with discipline and self-care. I ensure outside of work hours that I am present with my son. Therapy has allowed me to achieve more self-love, self-care and self-confidence to step outside of my identity as a mother and do what nurtures me most and go where I thrive the most. The balance comes with carving out time for self. It’s delegating certain days and times where you work, where you play and where you indulge in pleasure. I am grateful to have found balance where all parts of me are intertwined, yet also live in their own atmospheres. Work life balance as a mother is a lifestyle and I’m killin’ this shit.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am currently a creative services director for live production events based in Atlanta, GA. My career path has mostly been smooth. I’ve had to overcome self-doubt and in the past I’ve been humble to a fault and did not give myself nearly enough credit for all of my accomplishments. I’ve learned to be patient and to enjoy the journey. I’ve learned to understand this is my process and to allow myself to move with god to live out my purpose. As a visual director, producer and editor I’d love for my voice and other creatives voices to be heard. Art is therapy for us, creating is therapy for us. There’s an incredible satisfaction felt once the art we’ve poured into is complete. As I’ve been deep in post-production with my visual podcast The Deep Verse, my only goal is to portray myself and other artists in the most raw, honest, transparent and authentic light. To give artists and creatives the space to be vulnerable and to feel safe while sharing themselves and their stories.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My favorite cities are New York and Chicago. If the homies are visiting New York I’m definitely suggesting The Whitney Museum and brunch in Harlem at FUMO. I fell in love with Chicago my first visit and Cindy’s Rooftop was the most cozy vibe and FEAST brunch at SoHo House was to die for. As far as LA, I love hiking the Palisades and hitting Malibu Beach other than that you’ll catch me at the lowkey functions where none of us can be found. Atlanta is home right now and to be truthful has many gems for food I wouldn’t even know where to begin but you can find my son and I walking the beltline or hitting Bar Taco for duck birria on the weekends.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to dedicate this to my son, Enzo. Truly, the journey of motherhood as taken me to new heights and has elevated me mentally and spiritually. He has brought immense joy and inspiration into my life to be greater each day for him. To be the example, the leader and to be someone he looks up to. I maneuver smarter because of him and am more intentional and purposeful with energy I exchange. Thank you, son.
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