We had the good fortune of connecting with Diana Valencia and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Diana, how do you think about risk?
I have taken a lot of risks in my life so far. The first one was when I moved from Colombia to USA. Back then I did not speak the language so it was hard at the beginning. I also did not have any friends or relatives. Coming from tropical weather, my first winter was brutal (laughs). Eventually I adapted to the food and culture in general. My second major decision was to divorce after being married for almost 14 years. I finally had enough and I embarked on a new journey as a single mother.
I believe that taking risks will build character and make you stronger. When you want better for yourself you must take a leap of faith and trust on God that things will work in your favor. Stepping into the unknown can be scary at first but once you start seeing progress, you will become unstoppable.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a very creative individual. As an over thinker, I enjoy letting my stuck energy flow and transform into art. Every sensation, emotion and feelings can be expressed in so many ways. When I am going through any type of hardship, I use this energy to create drawings, jewelry, poetry, etc. It makes me happy. My brand is all about expressing my truth and essence, and inviting others to do the same without any limitations. My goal in life is always to be better than I was yesterday. Keep evolving, learning and expanding consciousness and awareness.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Saint Louis has amazing places to visit. I would recommend:
1. The arch
2. The Busch stadium
3. Saint Louis Aquarium
4. Saint Louis zoo “ it’s free”
5. City’s museum
6. Science museum
7. Moto museum
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
When I was growing up I remember seeing my mother multitasking as a single mother to provide me with everything that I needed. This has taught me to be independent, open minded and very resilient.