In this episode, I sit down with interior decorator supreme and POP Alumni, Jen Sottosanti! From Nurse to Decorator – Jen moved into interior design as a second career, bringing over her skillsets of caring for people into her design business.
Jen Sottosanti is the Founder and Principal Designer of Jen Sottosanti Design, a premiere full-service interior design firm that helps families achieve bright and airy spaces that marries beautiful design with function and purpose. Her love of decorating stems back to her childhood. Where she was always rearranging her bedroom and painting her walls.
Jen was a nurse turned Decorator. After the birth of her first child, Jen initially left her career to raise her family. When her first child started school, she helped out her friend decorate their home and it quickly led to full-scale decorating projects. That’s when she found her calling.
Jen and I have a really candid conversation about balance, setting boundaries, and the real struggle of being a parent to young children. We also share tips and tricks for when we feel over-committed and want to unplug at the end of the day. This raw conversation is not feeling with parenting 101 tips and answers but it will help you see that you’re not alone and hopefully encourage you to keep going because you’re doing great!
To anyone out there debating taking a leap of faith and taking a different path in their career, Do it! You have 1 life. Don’t hold back. You can be and do whatever you want to do.
Drive in your own lane. When you’re constantly comparing yourself, you’re just holding yourself back on what you could be accomplishing. Focus on your goals and focus on the things you want to accomplish in your life, you will get there in your own time. You will get there when you’re meant to get there.
You can connect with Jen on Instagram @jensottosantidesign!
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