Whether you're just embarking on your sustainability journey or you consider yourself an old pro, living a sustainable lifestyle comes with many challenges. We're so inspired by @sebastiannvidal for beginning this journey and helping us share that it's okay to be #ImperfectlySustainable 💙
Tell us more about yourself!
I'm a 22-year-old Master's student focusing on global social work, a freelance model, and a skincare enthusiast. I love being near the water/beach; in front of a camera (which I hope to do more of in 2021); and sitting under the sun soaking up the Vitamin D!
What are your skincare must-haves?
There are so many, but if I had to choose, it would be the Rosewater Toner, Resurfacing Sleep Mask, and the Watermelon Hemp Oil by @Cocokind and the Revitalizing Serum by @EvioBeauty! Seriously has done wonders for my skin.
What are some challenges you have faced when trying to be more sustainable?
Consistency, aspiration, and convenience. I'm in the learning phase of sustainability and seeing major ways others are living sustainably through social media leads to many aspirations to also go from 0 to 100, which was not realistic in my case. When I first started reading about how to adapt my lifestyle choices it was daunting and felt like a lot of work to do more research and be knowledgeable. I found myself going back to old habits out of convenience which was a big hurdle to jump over.
What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
"Do not second guess or doubt or anything else. You live in your truth and you speak your truth, if others can't get it that's on them that's not on you.” - Robert L. Miller Jr.
My mentor Robert L. Miller Jr said this to me when I was feeling down in my first semester of graduate school. Since then, I've been repeating it in my head when I need a boost to push forward. I hope this helps someone else live and speak their truth!