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At one point in life is fell so low that I brought myself to the real edge. I almost lost everything, and all of it happened in a very short time, while I was 11. Since then I decided to see things differently, and I decided to fight for the things people forgot about. I involved in fitness and healthy living and started creating delicious recipes mostly so that I can improve my life. I have many allergies and the experience I had, left an impact on my body which took time to heal. I also created my blog where I talk about positivity, fitness and cooking, which are my 3 main life guides. Although I am young, I think that I had an experience which many people don't have until their middle age. I love helping others, and I strive to show them the best parts of life, which I couldn't see before. I am also dedicated and passionate about what I do, and I think that simply by doing what I do and not quitting, I can say that I am different from many other people. I don't follow structures. Instead, I build my path.
Lara, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Blogger?
My biggest passions are cooking, exercising and inspiring; however, I aspire to have an impact on as many people as I can so that I can share my passions with them. I hope to become a fitness and self-love influencer one day, which I will work hard for. I started my blog last year in October because it is a place where I can be my true self. I can write about what I love and create my path without negative influence. My blog is my world, and there I can change and improve all of the things in which I am lacking. My blog is reflection if me, my passion and dedication. I've built it on my own and working on it every day is what helps me grow.
Who is your inspiration in life Lara? How do you stay inspired as a Blogger?
I am my inspiration, and my followers inspire me to go further. When I get positive feedback from them about my work, I get the feeling that I have accomplished my main goal, and that is what keeps me going.
We all make mistakes Lara; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
My biggest mistake was me taking myself down until I had reached a point in which I almost lost my own life. I did it to change people in my life, but I forgot about myself, and that was the biggest mistake I've made so far.
Lara, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I am very patient, and I love working with others. However, I think that if I give my everything, giving back is necessary for a good relationship and work.
Please tell us, Lara, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?
I strive to put my needs first, but I never set my responsibilities aside. What I intend to do and what people ask me to do I always give my best to accomplish them. I also leave time for my family and friends, because they mean a lot to me.
Lara, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Situations like that often happen to me, just not at work. When someone sees something differently than me, I like to listen to their perspective first and accept certain parts of what they stand for, but I also try to show them my perspective too. Two days ago my sister didn't think that we could make amazing photos at a small place on the beach, because she didn't have a good day. She said that she felt bad and that the pictures won't be good. I told her that, that might be true and that her feeling bad definitely won't make the pictures perfect, but by trying, we could change her emotions and caption at least one good photo, which she might love. She accepted the fact of me photographing her, and at the end, she was happy and proud of the photoshoot.
Lara, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Blogger.
Becoming a brand ambassador of Polleo Sport, which is a huge brand in my Country.
Lara, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I get to be creative with it every day. The most difficult thing about it is making myself proud if the final work I do. I get most creative while cooking because making something healthy, interesting and delicious, isn't always easy. Most of the times I succeed, but even when I don't, I always learn something new.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Blogger?
Just follow your passion and don't quit no matter what. If you love something and dream about it, then there is nothing that can stop in completing your dream.
Photographer: Lara Ilióin