I personally love hearing stories about mothers and wives that also have their own thing going on. You don’t have to choose between being a career woman OR a housewife, you can do both. That’s why I interviewed Katie Isaia as this weeks #bossbabe. She’s a momma to her baby girl, wife, student, model, and entrepreneur. Definition of a #BOSSBABE. She took me through her journey and I cannot wait to share it with you! Enjoy this weeks edition of #bossbabe.
Who is Katie Isaia?
Katie, 25, grew up in a small town in Colorado. Her father was an art teacher and she always had an artistic knack as well. She moved to Texas for college, on a volleyball scholarship, and studied Psychology. “Texas didn’t work out for me. I wasn’t in the best mindset and guess what, it took it’s toll. I fought hard to find another school to play [volleyball] for …..and ended up transferring to Utah Valley University to finish my degree…. it ended up being the best path for my life.”
During her senior year of college she reached out to a local modeling agency and started getting booked for photo shoots by various companies and photographers. Shortly after she graduated, she met her husband. She continued to model until she became pregnant in 2015 where she switched over to a desk job and decided to go to school for her degree in secondary education.
“Realizing I was starting a family, teaching seemed like the answer so I can have time off in the summer for my kids. I am currently halfway through my degree and left that desk job to be a stay at home mom. Modeling jobs come here and there, but I wanted to do more while my husband works all day.”
Life as an Entrepreneur
“I started making resin art after coming across it on Instagram and YouTube. I have always been artistic as a child [and]… I fell away from my artistic side the last 6 years, but this has sparked that fire in me again.”
Katie started making pieces of resin art for her own home and some friends thereafter asked her to commission pieces of art for them. From there, she subsequently opened an etsy shop and now has a growing demand for her resin art. She is overwhelmed with happiness for the opportunity to share her artistic vision with others.
“It made me realize that hey, maybe I haven’t lost the artistic bone in my body completely. Most importantly, it came from pure authenticity. Not wanting to make it happen, but letting it happen on its own.”
Advice for Future #BossBabes
Katie explained that it’s not easy managing all her priorities but where there is a will, there is a way.
“[W]hat really gets me through it is my family. I do this all for them. It’s so hard sometimes, doing everything from cleaning to cooking to taking exams and making complex art, but I do it all because I WANT TO. I realized that nothing will come to me the way it used to …….. At this point in my life I am in charge of creating my own flow and building what I want. Finding time for each priority of my day is crucial, and there really isn’t much time to waste. Organization has become my best friend. ……My husband and family help keep me sane and grounded as well. I couldn’t do any of this without their love and support.”
When I asked Katie what advice she had for future boss babes, she had some really great insight.
“Be authentic. I’m not talking the typical hipster authentic. I’m talking be YOURSELF. I literally had to go back to my childhood and remember who I was before the big life changes. That’s what brought me back to art…..[F]ocus on yourself and those you love. You can’t please everyone. Someone will always want you to fail. Those people don’t matter in the long run. Do what makes you happy, not what others think you should do to fit the mold. There are infinite possibilities to be creative. You just have to find your own and let it emerge and soar!”
Thanks for reading this weeks #bossbabe. Sip, sip and booch on! xx Erica