Editor’s note: Kimberly Wilson, Yogini, Eco-Friendly Fashion Designer, and Doer of Good, was interviewed for this post.
Everything about Kimberly oozes Pink, Do-Gooding, and Peaceful Bliss. Just visit her website and see for yourself. As I read about her list of accomplishments (she’s pursuing her second masters), I felt overwhelmed…But then, I took her advice, breathed in and out, and felt peaceful & proud that she’s done so much for herself and for us.
Kimberly has great advice on building confidence muscles: Read everything you can about the industry. Do informational interviews. Get involved in the community. Engage in social media. Dip your toes in slowly and explore what feels right to you. Push your edges, but hold your boundaries. Surround yourself with like-minded people.
GirlHabits: What can’t you live without? What do you wish there was less of in the world?
Kimberly Wilson: My laptop. Suffering.
GH: What is the most valuable advice you got when striking out on your own?
KW: You regret more the things you don’t do than the things you do.
GH: What do you wish young entrepreneurs were doing more of today?
KW: Giving back.
GH: Did you ever believe you’d be one of the lucky ones that would create her own path?
KW: Never. Wasn’t in my DNA and I’m constantly surprised . . . daily.
GH: Describe your priorities in four words or less.
KW: Leaving a legacy.
GH: What’s the weirdest thing that has made you cry?
KW: A compliment.
GH: What do you consider the most important event in your life so far?
KW: Launching my yoga studio, Tranquil Space.
GH: Fill in the Gap. Without ____, I would have never succeeded.
KW: Lots of determination.
GH: What’s your favorite food memory?
KW: My most recent favorite is post-surgery survival on a dozen freshly-baked cupcakes and ice cream sandwiches. Yum!
GH: If you could live anywhere in the world for six months, where would you live and why?
KW: Paris, I love the style, vibe, and culture.
GH: How do you deal with frustrations?
KW: With lots of deep breaths.
GH: What is your next big challenge?
KW: Getting through graduate school while juggling the organizations I oversee.
Kimberly Wilson is a yogini, writer, entrepreneur, and eco-fashion designer currently obsessed with Paris, potbelly pigs, and all things sparkly. She is the creative director and founder of Tranquil Space – named among the top 25 yoga studios in the world by Travel + Leisure, author of Hip Tranquil Chick and Tranquilista, and holds a Master’s in Women’s Studies.
When not bookstore browsing, you’ll find her sipping heaps of tea, crafting new designs for TranquiliT, or leading retreats. With a passion for do-gooding, Kimberly co-launched Tranquil Space Foundation to bring yoga, creativity, and leadership to women and girls and is pursuing a Master’s in Social Work.
She lives in a petite pink palace in Washington, D.C. with two fancy felines named after French impressionists, a supportive beau, and a sassy black pug. Indulge in musings on tranquilology through her blog and podcast, Tranquility du Jour. Visit Kimberly here.