We had the good fortune of connecting with Rosie Falconi and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rosie, we’d love to hear what makes you happy.
The simplest things in life make me happy. Like watching my fur babies’ little tongues lap up water, helping a caterpillar off a busy street so he doesn’t get squashed, watching Three’s Company reruns with my mom and laughing hysterically at the corny humor, dancing with wild abandon on my deck & not caring what the neighbors will think, singing at the top of my lungs to the radio while stuck in rush hour traffic. I could spend all day listing off everything in life that makes me happy.
Life is a gift and we don’t have to wait for external or material things to be perfect for us to be happy. Sure, there are ups and downs in life and we are all thrown curve balls. But, I’ve learned that joy comes from within and the quickest way there is through gratitude. We can choose to focus on everything that’s going wrong in our world, or we can choose to focus on what is beautiful and right. There is always a choice and each day I try my best to see the beauty that surrounds me and live each day so very thankful for this gift of life.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve been working as a professional artist for the past 17 years, specializing in painting murals. What sets me apart from others is the passion I bring to every single project no matter how big or small. I bring the same zest I have for life and transfuse it to my art.
I’m also really excited about building a side business that incorporates art, movement, and energy work. I’m using it to create my own unique art pieces and plan to also teach workshops to help empower others, specifically women, to unleash their creative flow, joy and sensuality. I want to help women break free from the monotony, exhaustion and fear that sometimes keeps them from reaching their highest potential.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Let’s pretend Covid-19 is over and we are free to go anywhere! I would take my friend out to eat at some of my favorite restaurants like Tassili’s Raw Reality, Cafe Sunflower Buckhead, Grass VBQ, Herban Fix and so many of the other amazing Vegan restaurants around Atlanta! I would take them on hikes to Stone Mountain, the Chattahoochee River, Kennessaw Mountain, and visit places like MLK Center, Piedmont Park, the Botanical Gardens and go out for drinks & live music at the Battery. If they’re up for a drive, I would take them to visit 2 different animal sanctuaries, Full Circle Farm Sanctuary and Farm of the Free which are both about a 1.5 hour drive from the city to meet all the beautiful rescued animal residents at these sanctuaries.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My Mom & Dad for their guidance, love, support and encouragement throughout my life. My brother Al for inspiring me with his creativity and passion for movies & music. My sis-in-love Cindi for the countless hours we can spend talking about everything from philosophy & metaphysics to nutrition to cats. My friends, who are like family, who inspire and support me in their own unique ways.
Finally a HUGE shoutout to all the human & animal activists working hard to make the world a better place for all living beings and inspiring me to live a more compassionate life.