We had the good fortune of connecting with Vanessa Silva and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Vanessa, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I had a feeling something was calling me but I wouldn’t listen for a long time. The thoughts had been shushed down and became nothing but that subtle and undeniable feeling that I wasn’t where I was supposed to be. People always talk about “going for it” but what that actually looked like isn’t always portrayed accurately. Being realistic but not limiting is key.
What should our readers know about your business?
Turning what you love into a job can often lead to resentment if you don’t keep yourself grounded in the reminder of why you began in the first place. I love this. It sets my soul on fire. Doing anything else feels against my nature. “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” -Paulo Coelho Your business won’t thrive if your only purpose is to profit off of others. How are you helping better this world and still showing up for yourself?
Film making, creating content, advertising, and any other form of relaying a story or message, is an important job as we influence everything around us. That influence is a power that should not be take lightly, but with an immense amount of responsibility, love, and care.
Point of Vee is a multimedia and production company that helps you tell your story with the right intention of leaving this world better than how we found it.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My perfect day would be breakfast at Eclipse Chocolate in South Park, then a walk to Dark Horse Coffee for Mutual Friends ice cream. We’d drive up to Ocean Beach to spend the afternoon at Santa Cruz cliffs. Lunch at the Tilted Stick in OB, then a Padres game at Petco Park. Live music Quartyard or the Music Box then Tacos el Rorro in Chula Vista to finish the night.
If I had the whole weekend we’d go up to Julian for some pie and cider at Apple Valley Bakery, drive the sunset highway until we hit Mt. laguna then hike around the now dried up lake and camp overnight for $27. My favorite part would be jamming with my family around the campfire or walking the grounds with our pups.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The following are creatives, mentors, musicians, and artists have been supportive in my journey and I feel they hold a big role in the creative community: Paul Valdez (pablo.santo8), Jake Amano (tripwire619), DeVon Cosby (visualsbydevon), Anthony Munoz (agmunoz619), Kahlil Nash (kahlilnash), Divina Jasso (divinajasso), Heaping Teaspoon (heaping_teaspoon), Boostive (boostivemusic), Mitchum Yacoub (mitchum.yacoub)
FEMX Quarters (femxquarters) – Jessie Medina (CEO & Founder)
Quartyard – Justin Naville – (Owner)
If it weren’t for any of those amazing people I never would have believed in myself long enough to chase after life.
Paul Joseph Valdez Vanessa Silva