We had the good fortune of connecting with Victoria Omson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Victoria, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
Work-life balance has always been a challenge for me. I identify as a multi-passionate individual, but as I’ve grown, I’ve realized that not all of my passion need to be put to use at once. I would beat myself up all the time, feeling guilty for not doing what I really wanted to do. Ultimately this would paralyze me and cause me not to work at all. I knew this feeling wasn’t right. my daytime career fulfilled me but not to the maximum level that I longed for. I would put in 50+ hours weekly on my daytime career, I missed holidays, weekends, and important events because of it, My life was stressed and I experienced burnout and resentment for my daytime career. I needed an outlet, a release, or some sort of coping mechanism to keep my head above water. This is how Victoriously Made came about. I was up early one morning and I was flooded with ideas for different ways I could help people. Victoriously Made started out as a blog and this became the balance between my work and life. Victoriously Made gave me a reason to get up in the morning again. I wrote about my experiences and shared stories about my struggles. I wasn’t doing it for the people that would eventually read my blog posts but it was extremely beneficial for them and for me.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As a person who has multiple interests and passions, I’ve always wanted to make space for all the things I’ve wanted to do. As young people, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to achieve all of our goals before a certain age. I had a rude awakening when this was deemed impossible in my life story. Apart from running a business, I was practicing full-time as a registered nurse while being in school for my doctorate degree along with all of my other extracurricular activities and involvements. I was spreading myself thin, none of this was easy. I felt like quitting school every single day! I was starting to experience burnout as a registered nurse and although I loved what I was doing it wasn’t quite fulfilling me. So one day I sat down and set goals for myself. I told myself, “next year I don’t want to be in the same place that I’m in now” This is how Victoriously Made came about. Although more work was being piled on, it hardly ever felt like work. It was simply something I enjoyed. Through all of this, I was overwhelmed and anxious all the time, but one of the affirmations I created got stuck in my head. I am Victoriously Made. This means I can overcome every obstacle. This affirmation was what carried me through and I wanted to share it with everyone around me. I created the Victoriously Made Planner which reminded people that they were made to win. People purchased the planner from all around the world, I was so delighted and overjoyed by the supporters.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I am an LA native! My friend and I will go on a morning hike at Runyon Canyon, we will enjoy a nice brunch at the SALT Restaurant and Bar. They have great food and great views! After that, we are headed to the Santa Monica Pier for loads of amazing and fun rides and snacks! After that, we would chill with some other friends around a nice bonfire on the coast of one of our many amazing beaches. We would visit the many different museums: The broad, The World of Illusions, LACMA, we will take amazing pictures.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My loving sister Uche Omson deserves a shoutout. She is the one person who believes in me, even when my ideas seem way out there. With her nothing ever seems impossible, she is a successful businesswoman herself and her expertise went a long way in teaching me how to manage my own business. Although she is younger than I am, I have to admit that she has taught me so much!

Website: victoriouslymade.com

Instagram: @victoriously.made

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Madevictoriously

Image Credits
Eze photography

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