We had the good fortune of connecting with Daniela Cabrona and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Daniela, what do you want people to remember about you?
I definitely want people to remember me as someone who always strived to be a better person and someone who always pushed the envelope for the sake of my fulfillment. I’d hope the legacy for my future kids and grandchildren would be that I was a fighter. I tried everything, failed and got back up.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
At my daytime job I am in Marketing for a software company. It took a lot of nerves, being undervalued, taken advantage of and growing pains to get here. I overcame it by never giving up. By always keeping my eyes on the prize: growth. I knew that if I could get through that one hard job, or that one hard period in my career, that I’d be better equipped for the next challenge. My word of advice though, don’t endure a job if it’s hurting your mental health. It’s never worth it. I want the world to know that nothing beats experience, no degree, no title. You have to go through it to learn the tips and tricks. No book can teach you that.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Love this! For things to do: Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), especially the gift shop! Biking at Buffalo Bayou and end somewhere in Market Square. A current Broadway show. I would try to get us to hang out in the Montrose area. It’s so chill and has such a charm. I love it. We’d definitely eat at Houston-only restaurants and check out the cafes like Agora and Campesino Coffee House. I love things with charm and character!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First, as corny as it is, I’d like to thank my mom for always giving me freedom of expression. I decided when I was very young that I was okay with being all that I was and my mom allowed me to do that. If I had a crazy idea or wanted to see the world, she’d tell me, “Ten cuidado,” which just means be safe. She trusted me. To be myself and to chase life. She actually told me that! Sweet, right?
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