We had the good fortune of connecting with Elisabeth Young and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Elisabeth, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I love having control over my day and my hours. I also didn’t love some of the pressures surrounding a corporate and/or office environment and knew that wasn’t for me in the long run.
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.
My career path is ever changing an evolving. It’s really cool to witness this over the 5 years I’ve been running my business, especially when comparing income streams. I have a few different ways I make money, one of them being that I help other creatives through online education. I actually have a whole second business (with a business partner) because I started putting my art out there and wanted to teach others how to do the same and make a living! What I’m doing today, and how I’m making my money, could easily shift and change in the next year or two years. I kind of go where my next source of inspiration hits.
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?
Atlanta is incredible because you’re not pigeon-holed into staying just in the downtown part of the city. You can drive to a bunch of other places as well! In terms of sticking downtown, I really love the Atlanta Zoo, Ponce City Market (Citizen Supply, The Victorian) Krog Market (The Merchant), Peidmont Park, Atlantic Station, and The Battery (Antico, Archer Paper). Those are my go-to locations downtown. However, I also love Marietta Square (Spring, Silla del Toro, City Church Marietta, Two Birds Tap House) and Downtown Roswell (Crazy Love Coffee House, Vin25). I’d probably take her to The Iberian Pig in Decatur and then go shopping at Lenox Mall in Buckhead (we would eat at True Food Kitchen). Then I’d schedule in a day-trip to Athens, which has so many great eating and shopping locations, not to mention the UGA campus. Hiawassee, GA also holds a special place in my heart because I think Lake Chatuge is gorgeous. If it’s the fall it’s always fun to go apple picking in Ellijay! I really don’t run out of things to do in Georgia.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My first shoutout goes to my dad, Dave Carlson! He’s the one who raised me to really stick to my gut and go for my dreams. He never instilled any limiting beliefs in me; in fact, the sky was always the limit. He’s always been my biggest cheerleader and supporter. I also want to thank my amazing husband, Will. He’s been there beside me in my business venture since day 1 and always genuinely supportive and excited for me. It’s not easy being the spouse of an entrepreneur!
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@SydandLex www.sydandlex.com I plan on emailing my photos separately! I couldn’t get them to upload in the portal.