We had the good fortune of connecting with Aimee La Joie and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Aimee, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Movies have been my life and I have always known I would be involved with them at some capacity. You never know when your payoff is going to be in the entertainment industry. There are a lot of sacrifices you make compared to people with more stable professions. You have to be passionate and crazy to do it. And I am both.

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 am most proud of having the drive to create. I still have my creative slumps, but I get anxious when I’m not thinking about what my next project is going to be. I spent years waiting to be included in other people’s projects. It wasn’t until I started making my own content that I began to see results. It takes a lot to put yourself and your work out there, especially into the world of internet trolls. I’m learning to make content for me and not for other people. If I think it’s a good idea, then it is worth pursuing.

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?
It’s super touristy, but Old Town San Diego is an all-time favorite. Some other favorite spots are speakeasies (False Idol, Raised by Wolves) anything in Encinitas, The Cravory for cookies, Anthony’s in La Mesa, Born and Raised, and of course, shopping in Fashion Valley. Can’t wait to get back to all these places as things start to open up more this year!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I owe a lot to my parents. They have been extremely supportive of me both emotionally and financially. They have never tried to persuade me to try another career path. They see it all: my highs, my lows, my creative slumps, and my successes.

Website: www.aimeelajoie.net

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Twitter: aimeelajoie

Facebook: www.facebook.com/aimeelajoie

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmATPHNS0gWjigjJGmF1GRA

Other: Merch: https://www.redbubble.com/people/AimeeLaJoie/shop

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