Name: Erika

Job title: Head of creative and performing arts / small business owner.

What exactly is that?

I am a teacher and head of faculty. I also run my own creative business.

How did you get there?

I did a degree followed by teacher training. I then became a mum and decided to give my creative outlet a go.

Tell us about a typical day in your life.

I get up at 6am and get my son ready for school.

I then spend 1 hour before school starts getting jobs done.

At the end of the teaching day I spend some time with my son and put him to bed. I then focus on my business, get orders done, send out invoices etc.

What’s the best thing about what you do?

I can be creative. That time becomes my me time and I can clear my head.

What’s the one thing you would change if you could?

I would stop teaching and give a year on building my business.

What did you want to do for a living when you were at school?

Be a music producer.

Tell us about something you were insecure about when you were at school.

I want 100% certain what I wanted to become.

I followed my dad’s advice and got a degree first and that opened up so many doors for me. I can now live and work anywhere in the world because I have that piece of paper.

What advice would you give yourself at 18 if you could?

Study hard to get the best grades you can. Enjoy uni and follow your dreams.

What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?

Make baby items for my business.

What’s the title of the last book you read?

Sky Burial by Xinran

Share with us one beauty tip you have learned

You are beautiful as you are. Inner happiness is much more important than what some guy thinks of your looks.

Please share with us one money tip.

Save whenever you can. Then go and travel with it!

And please share with us one life lesson you have learned.

Life is too short to live it for other people. Follow your dreams, take risks and do it for yourself.

Tell us about your favourite most recent purchase for £25 or under

I bought a beautiful Hilltribe handbag.

It’s very colourful and the perfect statement for my personality.

How can people reach you for more info?



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