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

Hi Emily, can you tell us about a book that has had a meaningful impact on you?
E-Squared by Pam Grout was a game changing book for me. Her experiment guidelines opened my eyes to notice what is available to all of us. Her words helped me look for the opportunities that were right there all along. Slowly I started to see a path of awareness back to my creative side.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a believer in my own personal manifest destiny as it is my irresistible desire to create and share with others who I am and what I am about. Who I am and what I do set me apart from others because I bring to my art and design that Unique combination of experiences and influencers that I have had and the personal lessons learned from them. I design from the heart as well as the mind. With time I surprise myself with my multi-faceted skills. I can design your kitchen and bathroom, Manage a hotel, Sew a dress, cook for a party of 10, wallpaper a room, paint a teepee and finally – most proudly – I can create an Emily Yellow possibility bag. The road to Emily Yellow has not been easy. I have had financial, emotional, and physical setbacks. During these times I have had to search within myself to draw from those life’s experiences and influencers to recreate myself. My biggest lessons learned are to believe, trust, and listen to myself. To embolden my manifest destiny. I now put into actions my creative ideas rather than sit and mull them over for days or weeks on end. Just get started and the creative juices flow. I created Emily Yellow’s one-of-a-kind possibility bags with love and kindness, and they are designed with every possibility in mind.  Just like these unique bags, customers intrigued by them are one -of -a -kind.  I want those who carry my bags to know they are not alone in their journey and to feel inspired every step of the way.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
When my Seattle Sister flys in for the weekend! First off we would swing into Ponce City Market for a bite to eat at Jia or Minero and a little shopping. Then we would head over to Foot Press off Cheshire Bridge Rd NE for a one hour foot massage. After an evening of giggles and possibly a few stops at different Home Goods in Atlanta we would retire for the evening. The Second day would be to drive over to Athens for some shopping at the unique stores and eating at so many amazing restaurants. On the way home we would stop at JeJu Korean Day Spa and do the golden package ( includes body scrub, facial , massage). On her way home we would stop and get donuts at Sublime

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The shoutout would be for Yoga. I remember years ago starting yoga so I could meet others in the community and four months in, I was rolling out my mat and realized that I had changed. Practicing yoga I became a lot calmer and more aware of my reactions. I also have made some priceless friendships as well.

Website: Emilyyellow.com
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