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

Hi Ashley, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
The energy you put out in the world is the energy you will get back in return. This affirmation is a reminder to keep a positive attitude/outlook on your life. In order to have good things happen, you need to have a positive mindset.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Although I love creating content for my social media pages, my turn passion is education. I love working with kids and seeing their minds grow. I am most proud of my accomplishments with my own schooling. From attending community college and getting into my dream school, San Diego State University. It wasn’t easy, people like many others, the school did not come naturally to me and I had to work very hard. I think the lessons I learned along my education career has been focusing on my own mental health first, staying very organized, and making time for school, work, and social life. I know it’s better said than done but finding a career path that you actually love and not thinking about the money or fame is key to creating a happy life. No job, career, fame, or fortune is worth compromising your happiness.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my best friend was visting my area in San Diego, I would create adventures and unique trip. First, I would take them to La Jolla Cove either exploring the secret swing spot, search for abalone shells, or snorkeling. After stopping at Better Buzz and eating at Kai Sushi in Poway, our first day would be complete. Next, I would take them to Barona Casino to first grab some coffee and walk around the koi fish pond, and then eat steak and fry bread at the Sage Restaurant in the Casino. Moreover, I would take them to my hometown, Ramona, for the best Mexican food around. Then drive up to Warner Springs to take in the beautiful land and stop for my pie. This would be my ideal itinerary if my best friend was visiting my area!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Having the right people around you really does make all the difference in the world. With the support and constant motivation by a few members of my family/friends, I’ve been able to achieve and keep pushing forward, thanks to them. Also, my place of work Stem Studio has helped me wake up every morning and do what I love. I think it’s very important and encouraging to have a job that makes you happy and be surrounded by positive people every day.

Instagram: @ashleypowell_
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