44, interior designer
married, twins (age 8)
What does it mean for you to have it all? For me, “having it all” means being able to do more than one thing with passion and feel satisfaction with the outcome—to balance parenting, work, love and friendship.
Where do you get your energy and inspiration from? My mother is an amazing source of inspiration. She lives in Antigua, Guatemala and together we have lived in many places all over the world. She taught me to embrace where you are, to engage in the culture and people and to always give back—something she does so beautifully. Energy comes from giving to others.
What was the hardest thing you had to change about yourself when you became a mom? Time—sharing it, giving it away, making more for everyone's needs. I shifted my life to care for my children when they were young. As my children have gotten older, I’ve refocused on work and personal passions.
Three words that describe me: Hopeful. Graceful. Creative.
Portrait by Vivian Johnson