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CYOP #42 - Going Where Your Path Takes You + Doing the Work with Molly Wizenberg

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CYOP #42 - Going Where Your Path Takes You + Doing the Work with Molly Wizenberg

Molly Wizenberg //  Photo: by   Kyle Johnson

Molly Wizenberg // Photo: by Kyle Johnson

Today's show brings me to Essex Bar to chat with author and restaurant owner Molly Wizenberg. She’s been the voice behind the blog, Orangette, since 2004 and has since had her work published in well-known magazines, written two wonderful books, launched a very funny podcast called Spilled Milk and opened a restaurant and bar in Seattle with her husband.  

In the interview, we chat about how Molly tackled her first book and why the writing process didn’t quite go as planned, how her dad’s passing had a profound effect on her career trajectory, why opening a restaurant wasn’t on her radar at all and the importance of continuing to show up and do the work.

Molly's story is incredible and I think we can all learn a great deal from her. Enjoy!


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"The only thing that has proven to be true is the idea of doing a lot of work." -- Molly Wizenberg, Orangette // Find the full interview at creatingyourownpath.com.



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CYOP #41 - Blending Your Creative Pursuits + Keeping Your Tools at Hand with Jeni Nelson of Magniflora

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CYOP #41 - Blending Your Creative Pursuits + Keeping Your Tools at Hand with Jeni Nelson of Magniflora

Jeni Nelson of Magniflora // Photo:  Mallory MacDonald

Jeni Nelson of Magniflora // Photo: Mallory MacDonald

Today’s show is with another Seattleite, Jeni Nelson of Magniflora. She is a fine artist, professional photographer and floral designer whose work is absolutely stunning!

In the interview we talk about how Jeni has been able to blend her creative pursuits together and how, more often than not, they actually inform one another. We also chat about the importance of keeping your creative tools accessible, how creativity expands when you work with limited supplies and why we should all stop being our own worst critics. 

Enjoy!


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"Stop being your own worst critic." -- Jeni Nelson of Magniflora // Listen to the full interview at creatingyourownpath.com.

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CYOP #40 - Designing for Social Change + Getting Uncomfortable with Michael Ellsworth of Civilization

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CYOP #40 - Designing for Social Change + Getting Uncomfortable with Michael Ellsworth of Civilization

Creating Your Own Path - Episode #40 - Designing for Social Change + Getting Uncomfortable with Michael Ellsworth of Civilization

Today on Creating Your Own Path, I'm chatting with Michael Ellsworth, co-founder and principle of the Seattle-based design firm Civilization. The firm is built on the idea that good design can help create social change in the world, which is something that drew me in right away. Their client list is impressive, but I walked away from the interview being even more impressed with their team. They’re an incredible bunch and talking with Michael was super inspiring.

In the episode, we talk about why process matters in just about everything they do at Civilization, how they sort trick their minds when they’re trying to come up with solution to design problems, some of the issues young designers are facing today, the importance of embracing discomfort and—my favorite part of the interview—why organizations and businesses should stop running crowd-sourced design contests. 


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FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable." -- Michael Ellsworth, Civilization



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Photo Essay: Springtime in Seattle

Springtime in Seattle, WA

I'd by lying if I told you everything went smoothly on my latest CYOP Road Trip to the Pacific Northwest. Seattle, in particular, was tough. A lot of the people I initially reached out to never got back to me, some interviewees had to cancel at the last minute and others came through just in the nick of time (which means I scrambled a bit to do research, draft questions and coordinate the interviews).

However, I ended up chatting with a handful of super inspiring people and—lucky for me—the city put. on. a. show. I couldn't have asked for more beautiful weather while I was there and exploring the city with family and friends (when I wasn't schlepping microphones all over town) was perfection.    

I mean, look at this place:

Springtime in Seattle, WA
Springtime in Seattle, WA
Springtime in Seattle, WA
Springtime in Seattle, WA
Springtime in Seattle, WA
Springtime in Seattle, WA
Springtime in Seattle, WA
Springtime in Seattle, WA
Springtime in Seattle, WA

Stunning, right?

I know Seattle tends to be a seen as a gloomy, rain-drenched place, but I definitely soaked up the sunny days while I was in town. Special thanks to Amanda, my aunt and all of the interviewees who made this trip possible!



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CYOP #37 - Keeping Your Day Job + Staying Focused with Adina and Zeke Pease of RambleGood + Dog on a Boat Studios

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CYOP #37 - Keeping Your Day Job + Staying Focused with Adina and Zeke Pease of RambleGood + Dog on a Boat Studios

Episode 37 - Creating Your Own Path with Adina and Zeke Pease of RambleGood + Dog on a Boat Studios // creatingyourownpath.com

Today's show brings me to the live/work space of Adina and Zeke Pease of RambleGood and Dog on a Boat Studios. The Seattle-based creatives work in various mediums like photography, videography, written content and, most recently, hand-made goods. Their journey to get to this point has been anything but a straight line and I think that's what I find most inspiring!

In the interview, they go into detail about how they came to terms with keeping their day jobs and studies on track while maintaining fulfilling creative side hustles. We also chat about why they finally feel as though all of their creative passions are coming together through their current projects and why changing the world plays a role in just about everything they do.

Enjoy!


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"Set your own pace and learn to own it." -- Adina Marguerite Pease // creatingyourownpath.com

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