We had the good fortune of connecting with Xavier Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Xavier, how do you think about risk?
I believe that taking risks are essential to achieving your goals. Taking risks gives us the opportunity to discover more about ourselves and develop new tools in order to grow. Moving from my hometown in Indiana to New York after college has been one of the biggest risks I’ve taken in my life. It forced to get me out of my comfort zone and break down my many walls and fears I had about pursuing my passion. It gave me the opportunity to discover a path of my own and lay the foundation that I am continually building on today. Once you take that crucial first step you really discover who you are and can more confidently be you. The sky is the limit when you believe in yourself!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I created My Mystery Closet to be more than just a blog. I hope to inspire and encourage my viewers, family and friends to follow their hearts and pursue their passions to the fullest. By breaking down the gender barriers and challenges that I’ve had to overcome I can confidently create an open, judgement free space for other creatives to express themselves. It is important to me to share my experiences, struggles and evolutions with those supporting me in the most authentic way possible. My blog is about me being my true self and encouraging others to step out of their comfort zone and be WHO or WHAT ever they choose to be. Through my journey I’ve learned to be fearless, confident and above all to never give up. There will always be difficult times when you feel like nothing is going right BUT what will set you apart from the rest is if you keep on pushing! I believe that if you put out positivity, light and love into the Universe it will always provide.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I am a nature lover to the core! Visiting the ocean and hiking in the mountains really help me to clear my mind, recharge and stay motivated. Two of my favorite places to hike in LA are the Runyon and Temescal Canyons. Both spots have amazing views of the city and easy to navigate trails. I also spend a fair amount of time by the beach. Living and working in Venice has provided me with so much inspiration and a deep admiration of the creativity, free-spirited and unique culture here in LA. When I want to get away for some peaceful moments in the sand I usually head just North to Malibu or further South to Manhattan beach. Both have small piers, local shops and great eats! Some of my favorite places for a night out are Laurel Hardware in West Hollywood, La Mesa on La Cienega and The Tasting Kitchen on Abbot Kinney in Venice. All three place have amazing atmospheres, tasteful dishes and some of the best cocktails I’ve tried in the city.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
One absolutely life changing book that inspired and helped me to understand the power of the Universe and law of attraction was “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. I am forever grateful for the lessons and wealth of knowledge that book provided me with. But most importantly I would like to thank all of my close friends, family and readers that have been supporting me from the very start as well as those who are just now joining me on my journey. I hope to encourage and inspire others as you all have done for me. My love for you is endless.
Thank you always, Xavier Jones My Mystery Closet