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

Hi Erin, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Personally, I believe the overall concept of “risk taking” is amazing. Most people have this mindset of thinking taking a risk would lead to a negative outcome. Or even a positive one, when it’s neither! Taking a risk will NEVER determine the success of a persons future/career. It’s just another way of saying “how many lessons and/or opportunities could I obtain while taking this specific risk?”. I suggest anyone who contemplates on a risk should always take it. Regardless of what the outcome may be or how scared a person may be. You’d be surprised on how many doors you could potentially open by just taking that one small step.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Growing up i’ve always been a curious kid. I think my biggest gift was always asking myself, what “more” can I do. Not only for me, but for anyone around me. I’ve always found ways to do something outside of my comfort zone and never wanting to settle for less. Sticking to one path was never the way I wanted to live my life. Branching out & learning something new will be embedded in your brain for a lifetime! Even if you no longer wanted to continue that activity you could always have the accomplishment of saying, “I did it”. There are no limitations on this thing called life and that there is the beauty of it all.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
In all honesty, a “best day ever” to me may not be the same “ best day ever” to him/her. I think it would be more appropriate to first ask what he/she may want to do for that week. Some may say they want to do everything they possibly can within that short amount of time. Others will say they’d rather just sit home all day & do more indoor therapeutic activities. The most important thing is listening to that person’s preferences & just being there for their decision would make them feel more appreciated.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Everyone! Nearly everyone i’ve met within my years of living deserves a special shout-out and if I had the time & space to name everyone I would! Without the support of the people, I would be nobody. I’ve been given moral support by a number of people since a kid, and each person has impacted me differently. Each person has given me the little push I needed when I felt doubtful. The support never goes unnoticed.

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