We had the good fortune of connecting with Krystle Barrington and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Krystle, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking

Oddly enough for most of my life I have not been a risk taker. In recent years I’ve discovered the hard way that taking risks is required if I want to truly evolve as a creative person. Stepping into the unknown can be difficult and somewhat scary but without taking leaps of faith, we won’t ever discover our full potential. These days I am willing to bet on myself. This wasn’t an overnight process but something I realized I had to change in order to truly walk in my purpose and see my dreams come to reality. I don’t just want to be a dreamer and not a doer, so I’m intentionally pursuing my goals with an open mind, knowing full well no harm will ever come out of at least trying.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?

Creating has always been a part of me. As a child I loved to read. As I grew older, I gravitated to art, books, photography, and modeling. These days I enjoy all things that require me to get creative and for me that means writing and creating content on my blog and online. What excites me the most about the things I create is having an idea in my head and bringing it to life. In recent years I’ve found so much joy in merging my love words and taking photos. Ultimately, whatever it is that I’m creating, my goal is always to encourage others to live well and chase joy.

My journey as a creative has taught me to trust my point of view. There is so much power in authenticity and so I take pride in what I create and how I create it. In a world where there is so much “noise,” I’ve learned to stay true to who I am and to never dim down my perspective and my gifts to fit in a certain crowd. As the saying goes, I am me and that is my superpower.

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?

So, I was born and raised in Houston. I didn’t quite appreciate the culture and diversity in Houston until moving to the east coast a few years back. A perfect week in Houston for me would consist of coffee shops, museums, good eats, and something sweet!

Coffee: Tout Suite, Cavo Coffee, and Sweet Paris

Museums: The Dirty South Exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Museum is pretty dope!

Food: Indianola, Blanco Tacos, Jupiter Pizza & Waffles Co., Eddie V’s, and Mo Better Brews

Something sweet: Jeni’s Ice Cream, Celebrity Cupcakes, Crave Cupcakes, and Sweet Paris

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?
This shoutout goes out to my parents. Having immigrated from Trinidad before I was even born, my parents came to this country with not much at all and built a life for my sister and I that I wouldn’t trade for this world. They have always inspired me to do well, to be myself, and to trust my creativity. Through ideas that didn’t work and seasons of just trying to find my way personally and professionally, my parents have always reminded me that I can do anything I set my mind to. I’m thankful for their wisdom, their encouragement, and their example.

Website: www.krystleiam.com

Instagram: @krystleiam

Twitter: @krystleiam

Youtube: Channel: Krystleiam https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN43IBVNVUXQHjrLzDSJ0MA

Other: email: hello@krystlebarrington.com

Image Credits
Main Photo: Creative Sparks Image

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