Her Story | Alecia Espinoza

Describe yourself in three words. 
Adventurous, Loyal, Zealous.
What city did you grow up in?
Hacienda Heights, California.
What do you cherish most in life?  How has it shaped you as a person?
Family. They are the ones that have been there since day one and have never left my side. Through the good, the bad and the ugly. They’ve pushed me to be the best I can be and are my guiding force through life. Who I am today is owed to my family and I couldn’t thank them enough for all the love and support they’ve provided. Thank you for my adventurous spirit, strong-willed mindset and teaching me how to make some mean carne asada.
 
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“There’s no use trying to find your happiness on somebody else’s path. You’re going to have to shake off those worries and go boldly in your own direction.”
What is your favorite piece in Artemis Apollo?
Les Mains have become my favorite piece so far. I love the uniqueness of this piece, would add a lovely accent to any outfit. I can’t wait to get my hands on them, pun intended. :)
What is the most empowering aspect of being a woman?
The most empowering thing to me as a woman was the day I finally understood I had everything I needed to succeed already inside of me. It was just a matter of growing into that self-aware, confident and independent woman. I have so many women in my life who inspire me every day to run full force with my goals in mind, stand for what I believe in and always search for new opportunities that ultimately will encourage my growth. Your biggest competition is the one staring back at you in the mirror every day, once I understood to love and embrace that person my eyes opened up to how lucky I am to be a woman. And I can’t wait to help inspire other young women along the way just as those before me have done. #GRLPWR!
Where do you see yourself in five years?
In 5 years I see myself continuing to grow into the strong-willed, independent, kick ass woman I work towards being every day. To be excelling in my career goals, life goals, becoming a first time home-owner and creating more investments for my future. I hope to be planning for a new mountain to climb, new trips around the world, taking on new challenges and overall just appreciating the joys of an average day.
If you could change the world in one way, how would you do it?
There is a plethora of things I would like to change in this world. But I think if I had to choose one way it would be to start with myself, by being the best I can be. All in an effort to hopefully inspire others to be their best possible selves. A world full of people with positive intentions and the drive to contribute a change to this world, even in the smallest way daily is where it all begins.
Lastly, what can you not leave your house without?
I can’t leave my house without my three rings. Each holds an important place in my heart and without them I feel a little bit naked.