We had the good fortune of connecting with Tamara Stroeble and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tamara, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Because an artistic career is a way to express the depths of my soul. I pushed myself to pursue a different career. A “real” job as some would call it. But it wasn’t fulfilling. And fulfillment is an essential part of a career. It is not worth slaving and exchanging precious time for work one does not care for. We have one life time to pursue what we we feel called to do and if we don’t do it now then when are we going to do it? Never. There is a saying in my home country that the cemetery is the richest place on earth. A place full of buried potential and unexplored opportunities. That prospect scared me. It scared me more than any so called “failure” I imagined in my head. So I followed me heart. I believe our intuition guides us down the path we are destined to walk. All we need to do is listen and follow our inner guidance. So here I am. Besides personal fulfillment an artistic career is a way to connect to people. A way to reach their hearts. A way to help them, inspire them, shake them, wake them up if necessary. It’s a way to voice issues in a constructive way and to fight for change and a better world for humankind.
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 got where I am today by just keeping on walking the walk. I have accomplished to build a life on my own in a different country. I set sail and I keep on riding the wild waves of my dreams. That is something I am proud of. The lesson I have learned along the way is that everything always works out in the end for our highest good, Failures are an illusion. They are in fact great accomplishments that correct our path and set course in the direction that is right for us. Moreover, they are invaluable learning experiences. I want the world to know that I am a real human being. Nothing more and nothing less. Like all humans I am vulnerable, full of joy, love, fears and potential. In my life and in my work I am trying to shine a light in this world by spreading love, joy and kindness. Join me on that journey.
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?
If they don’t like nature they would probably have the worst week ever. I love nature. So I would take them on countless walks and hikes in the city and on the beach. I’d take them to Griffith Park, LA National Forest and Elysian Park, one of my favorite spots to walk or run in the city. For food, we would check out all the incredible vegan food this city has to offer. H.O.P.E, an amazing vegan restaurant in Studio City and Hinterhof, a believe it or not, German Vegan Restaurant are a must.
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?
To my inspiring group of friends, especially Desiree York, Asger Folmann and my brother Marvin. To spiritual teacher Louise Hay, her work saved my life. Also to my family who has taught me resilience and strength. I am forever grateful.
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