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

Hi Alexis, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Pace and Pray were born out of the many struggles I have endured over the course of my adult life. I believe in Jesus Christ and felt that by sharing my testimony of how God has influenced my life, I could help others. My husband and I lost twin girls at 20 weeks gestation. It was one of the most horrific experiences that I could have gone through. However, God sent many family members and friends to keep me mentally stable. They were God-sent. In 2014 I lost vision in my eye due to optic neuritis. I was later diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. I could have given up, but yet again, God intervened and kept me. I’ve lost so much, but I can’t regret anything or be upset because of my village. Pace and Pray’s message is about all those experiences that helped cultivate me into the person I am today. It was placed in my spirit to share my story and have a platform that others could share their stories and know they are not alone. We all have to pace our thoughts and pray about everything to make it through this journey called life.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Pace and Pray is a trademarked brand inspired by our real-life experiences that have only been survived through the constant pacing of our thoughts, habits, actions, and intentions; while maintaining a consistent connection with God through our prayer life. Everyone has a story to be shared that someone else can learn and find value in. PACE AND PRAY embody all those experiences, prayers, and connections that have broken through barriers to find peace within.

What I’ve learned about the business world as a new entrepreneur is that in the beginning, it is okay to start small. God gave you everything you need to be successful. Stop doubting your business and take the risk. I know too many people that don’t understand that the secret is to start. Yes, be strategic, ask questions, learn your craft and refine it. I waited two years out of fear and doubt, thinking I didn’t have the time. I thought I wasn’t polished enough to start my business, but I was feeding myself lies. Trust God and jump.

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.
My favorite spot to eat is South City Kitchen specifically the Vinings location. The atmosphere is always nice, excellent customer service, and they have the best cornbread rolls in all of Atlanta. I’m a transplant to Atlanta. The city has so much to offer, from the Georgia Aquarium, multiple sporting events/concerts and the most eccentric people you will meet on the planet. I am a mother of two and love to exercise. Atlanta has so many great landscapes to get outside and run or bike. You can get outside, breathe in the fresh air, and have a great time with the entire family. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My entire family and my friends all deserve a shoutout!

Website: www.pacepray.com

Instagram: @paceandpray

Other: paceandpray@gmail.com

Image Credits
Lexwork Fitness, LLC

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