We had the good fortune of connecting with Tatiana Penix and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tatiana, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
Absolutely! Like most business owners, seeking work life balance is a daily challenge. As a woman/mother business owner I always considered myself an Octopus. I know it sounds funny but I see you all out there that feel the same way. Constantly multitasking, using all my arms at once. Part of being a Type A / Planner / Perfectionist is doing everything. In the past struggled I finding time for self care, family and friends. As I matured into my business I have found a new train of thought. I learned to create a schedule based on times I can fully focus on important tasks. Things that required my undivided attention. And then adding time blocks where my goal is to complete less focused work that is not time sensitive. I choose on a daily basis to create a more focused approach in order to create more quality work. This has taken the pressure off of me to feel that ALL tasks need to be accomplished on a daily basis. Sure, we can all multitask but taking the time to step away from any distractions and dive deep into your work is not something we do often. In today’s world we are going so fast and we constantly have more and more projects and distractions on our plate.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Bonjour Everyone! My name is Tatiana Penix and I am the owner and principal planner of Truly Personal Events. We are a SoCal based wedding and event planning company focused on personally curated intentional designs, based with the notion that all events require a touch of personal detail! There are so many reasons to gather, these moments exist to be siezed. Whether you are planning the wedding of your dreams, throwing a 40th birthday bash or your company is launching a new product, we take the time to get to know you, your family and/or your brand to create a guest experience that is unique. When I was a little girl my parents threw amazing parties at our house. I would stand by the door greeting all the guests as they arrived. I loved watching the grown ups all dressed up, with their cocktails laughing and dancing the night away. What can I say, I love hosting parties too. I was 11 years old when I started throwing parties of my own. I would plan the food, decorations and music and my mom to help me make it happen. Many years later after a great career for a corporate company, as a lover for logistics and hospitality I found myself in love with events again.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oh this is fun! We would definitely start by stopping at Cody’s La Jolla for brunch. Then we would cruise on down to La Jolla Shores for some fun in the sun. Liberty Station has a special place in my heart, the Mess Hall has great live music on Sundays and Moniker General has some amazing coffee and great little communal shops. Little Italy’s farmers market is an amazing way to spend the afternoon. Local farmers and amazing sustainable vendors and artistis. Waking up early for a cup of coffee at Holsem Coffee on University Ave, then a great workout up to the top of Cowles Mountain for a beautiful view. Later some POKE at SD Poke Company on Friars Road. We could do a dinner + a movie at the newly renovated The Pearl Hotel in Point Loma. They have the most amazing Cocktails! We would definitely have to stop at some amazing Acai bowls at Vals Coffee Corner in OB. We could end a San Diego tour without going to my favorite restaurant, Herringbone La Jolla. Their Bottomless Mimosa Brunch is amazing!!!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I just want to give my family a BIG shoutout! My loving husband and my beautiful daughters. They are so supportive while I work late nights, work phone calls at all hours of the day and helping with numerous events, setting up, folding napkins… They are the light at the end of my long days!
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