We had the good fortune of connecting with Lindsay Mitchell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lindsay, what do you attribute your success to?
As a content creator, I believe that the most important factor behind my success and/or the success of my brand is always being true to myself and continuing to be myself no matter what. I am not the type of person to “switch up” to make others like me, to make others happy, to satisfy others for their satisfaction. I am always myself and that’s something that I take pride in. I don’t try to fit in where I am not desired/wanted and where I am desired/wanted, there’s no need to fit in because it happens naturally. My brand is ME, I am a reflection of myself.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I graduated from college in 2013 from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. I received a bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration. College as a whole was a bit challenging for me, but I made it out successfully. Unfortunately after I graduated from college, I did not secure a job/career within my major and I did not continue my education like I wanted to. I needed a job after graduating so I applied as a substitute teacher for one of the school districts in my area and I have been employed for this district for 9 years. It took me some time, but I finally decided to officially start on my teaching certification so that I can move to the next level within the education field. Psychology is still one my passions and I still somewhat hope that maybe I can go after my masters in Counseling in the future so that is something that I haven’t quite given up on. However, I have grown to love being around students and I have enjoyed my job since I have started and would like to continue and move forward as a certified Social Studies teacher. I have my grandma to thank (she was a former teacher) because teaching was never in my plans even though I enjoy being around kids and I want to continue to be someone that a child looks up to. Being a teacher and becoming a teacher isn’t an easy job and I definitely know that especially after having the experience as a substitute teacher. My main goal at the moment is to pass the TExES and get hired sometime next school year. I think both working in the Education field and also being a content creator/social media influencer in my spare time is an interesting combination.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Even though I was born and raised in San Antonio, I still try to find the hidden gems/spots to go to. But one place that I enjoy going to is the Historic Pearl and I think it is a really nice place for others outside of the city to visit as well. The scenery is really nice and there is also a few places there that you can eat at. There also a few other places in the area like Hiatus which is a spa that I plan on going to very soon. The Historic Pearl overall is a nice place to visit just to get out of the house and enjoy some nice weather.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I recently lost my last living grandparent last April, my grandma who we called “Mamaw”. Aside from my parents, she was someone who always supported me. She had faith in me, she did not ever hesitate to let me know how proud of me she was and I always could count on her. She is the reason that I joined the Education field and she is the reason that I had finally decided to began working on my teaching certification. It bothers me from time to time that I was not able to finish my certification while she was alive, but I know she would be proud of me and I know that she is still proud of me even though she is no longer here physically. It hasn’t been easy for me since she has passed, but I have been taking it one step at a time.
Of course without the support, love and encouragement from my parents, I am not quite sure where exactly I would be in this thing called life. Words cannot describe how much I love and appreciate them everyday. They raised me and helped mold me into the woman that I am today.