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

Hi Sophia, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
There are many factors that make up the success of a thing. In my case, what keeps me successful is Prayer and Perseverance. Prayer keeps me going. It’s what ignites the fire to my creativity. There has been many instances where I’ve sparked a “blank” when it comes to ideas- whether it be in publishing a blog or creating a Tee. When those times arise, prayer is what fuels all of the ideas needed to create. After this is when the everything comes together and I’m able to present masterpieces that my customers and readers will love.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Individuality. That’s what sets me apart from others. I don’t mind being set apart and different. I work in a field that assures that Living Conditions are up to standards for children and vulnerable adults. What I am most excited and proud about is that I never gave up. I continued persevering at what I’ve placed my hands to do and despite any trials that we’re going on around me, I didn’t allow myself to adapt – I changed the environment. The environment adapted to me. It has not been an easy road. Prayer is what keeps me stable. Overcoming challenges can sometimes become difficult, but you must ALWAYS remember the end goal. Nothing worth having comes easy and nothing that comes easy is worth having. The main lesson that I’ve learned along the way is that you must keep pressing and never stop. Time is just time and it CAN be stopped on your behalf if it’s purpose. Work hard, cry when you need to but only for a second, and always remember that there’s isn’t anything that you can’t have. Everything is possible. What I’d like the world to know about my brand and story is that I’m just getting started. This is only the beginning.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First, I’d take them by the Selfie Museum. It’s a fun place to uplift. Any doubt that anyone ever has about their beauty, will diminish at the Selfie Museum. It gives you an opportunity to see the beauty in just a simple backdrop- that even if you don’t feel beautiful, the colors and the creativity of the place will increase all confidence. We could stop by the Sun Dial restaurant to catch the view and SkyAtlanta just to name a few.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Wow. I have a village. I would like to thank God, My Family, My Spiritual Leaders/Godparents (MDOMStrong), and my Close Friends. I owe God everything. I thank Him for blessing me with every opportunity and the creative mind to even create. I am thankful for my family for the outpouring of encouragement to keep going. There’s been times that they have watched me night after night produce bulk orders of T-Shirts with no sleep and they’d still provide me with the encouragement and willpower to always produce my best work. I thank my Leaders /Godparents for always instilling in me the push to NEVER quit and give up at ANYTHING I put my mind to. They’ve instilled in me that failure is only a mindset and that “Quitting is never and never will be an option with anything. I thank my friends for the constant promotion and always challenging me with creations and blogs that I’ve sometimes seemed to feel that I wasn’t talented enough to create. And how can I forget my customers?! I appreciate them for pulling out of me what I never knew was there. I’m blessed to have a village, as such.

Website: Sophareelwithgod.wordpress.com

Instagram: Instagram.com/glamdluxe

Facebook: Facebook.com/Glam’DLuxe

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Sophia Carr

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