We had the good fortune of connecting with Charisma Destiny Haynes and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Charisma Destiny, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
Why settle for less? Chase your dreams and Accomplish your goals, because you and I are, “Destined for Greatness.”

This is a quote that I came up with during the beginning of my undergraduate college journey in 2015.

I believe that you must go after what brings you joy and to remember your worth along each chapter of your journey of growth and adventures.

The “Destined for Greatness,” part incorporates my middle name, “Destiny.” I believe that everyone is unique in their own way and it takes time to discover your purpose. We must have faith in the process.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
While being someone that has always been thoughtful, while having a big heart, impacting the community and others has always made me feel good. Whether that being community service/volunteer work, taking on leadership roles, driving around to give random individuals left over food or having deep conversations by mouth, it has always made made me warm inside. I usually don’t look for anything anything in return and I know that blessings always flow when you mean well. Getting to where I’m at hasn’t been an easy journey. As I’ve gotten older, I have learned to embrace each chapter of my journey of life, the good and not so good times. I have always been someone that stood out, whether that being from my 5’10 height, from my appearance, from being a risk ticker/not following the norms “what’s expected” or simply how I carry myself. Over time I learned that people are going to talk about you regardless and to do what makes you happy. I wouldn’t be where I’m at if it wasn’t for listening to my spirit, being a risk taker and trusting the process of God. I want others to know that it’s okay for how you think things should go or would go, doesn’t go as you envision. Sometimes that course that you think you would take or be on isn’t the actual course that is destined for you. Also, knowing that there’s no such thing as perfection helps ease your mind. Nerves will come along the process, but do know you never know how things may truly turn out until you do it.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m a down to earth type of person and like a good balance of life. You might catch me barefoot laying on a blanket outside in a grassy area, hiking with my binocular observing the scenery while enjoying the beauty of nature or you might find me on scene at the turn up spot of the night. Example itinerary if a friend visits me: home cooked breakfast (I love cooking), explore town, have a good cocktail and see how the rest of the day goes. A mixture of being indoors and outdoors while having a good time is key.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a shout out to my cousin Chris Walkes “Leo” for believing in me and Laurias Eugene “Pup” for inspiring me.

Instagram: @DestinedSeaMoss

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charisma-destiny-haynes-348027171/

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