We had the good fortune of connecting with Ting Kristine Dumpit and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ting Kristine, we’d love to hear about a book that’s had an impact on you.
A book I’ve read which I love and highly recommend is The Champion’s Mind How Great Athletes Think, Train and Thrive by Jim Afremow, PhD. Even though this book is about how great athletes think and train, I use this information in my daily life. I apply the information to set a goal and push myself to do my best to get it done. This book gives examples of how to improve your performance in anything you do through practice and training. Not only physical training, but also mental training such as showing up and pushing through even on the toughest days. For me, this helps me focus on a goal and to envision myself accomplishing it. I may not get it right away, but through practice I will become better. As a registered nurse, there are some days where I do not have the energy to “give my all” but I have to mentally tell myself to push past all the negativity in this world and do the best I can for my patients and co-workers. I can even use this through my makeup artistry career. I’ve had to practice on many different people to gain the skills and confidence I have today while doing makeup.
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 have been a Registered Nurse since 2008 and a certified Makeup Artist since 2010. I have a passion for both and I am blessed to be able to work within both industries. Around 2013, I took a break from freelance makeup to focus more on my nursing career. It was hard to work random 12 hour nights and days and then try to secure clients in-between. I felt guilty turning down nursing shifts to do makeup but then I realized doing makeup was a positive outlet for me to de-stress. I was missing that artistic aspect in my life and learning new skills in beauty. In the past 2 years, I have been able to find a nursing position with a more flexible schedule to be able to book more freelance opportunities. My overall passion is helping others and I am happy to do so in both my professions.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Day 1 Monday: Hiking Torrey Pines, brunch at Cafe Topes in Encinitas, explore Del Mar and La Jolla, drinks at Raised by Wolves, dinner at Din Tai Fung. Day 2 Tuesday: Hike Potato chip mt/ Mt Woodson, brunch at Waypoint Public, walk around North park, check out Pigment store, photos at Belching Beaver, Suspension Bridge. Day 3 Wednesday: AM workout (free pass to F45 or UFC gym), light breakfast. San Diego Zoo, check out Harland Brewing, Coronado Brewing, Modern Times Brewing, eat a burger and/or pizza at The Friendly. Day 4 Thursday: AM workout (free pass F45 or UFC gym), brunch at The Nolan, walk around Seaport Village and Downtown, dinner at Lionfish, bar hop DT. Day 5 Friday: AM workout(free pass F45 or UFC gym), beach day at Coronado (on base access, bring food/drinks), walk around Coronado and have dinner at local bar. Day 6 Saturday: Little Italy Farmers Market, drinks at the Waterfront (San Diego’s oldest bar), dinner at Rovino or Born and Raised. Day 7 Sunday: Church, brunch with Mimosas, relax, order BBQ from Cali Comfort and watch Football.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to give recognition to my crew at Sharp Rees Stealy Downtown Urgent Care. They help me keep a positive spirit not only for my nursing career but also through my passion with makeup. I also want to give credit to a local makeup artist who not only is very talented but very kind, Kristine David: kp_mua. She was one of the first makeup artist to really motivate me and give me advice with my passion and career as a freelance makeup artist.