A doodle by Jenipher Lyn of a sound bite from this interview!
This is the recording that was initially shared with my Grown Up Gigs list in my 3 week long, mega-amazeballs event in March. I’ll be posting one weekly ’til I get all 10 of ‘em up. Such goodness here!
Kelly Rae Roberts has been such an inspiration to me and thousands of others.
She started her career as a social worker, not picking up a paint brush until the “late” age of 30. Then…everything shifted.
I know that she said Yes to this interview (she doesn’t do very many, so I’m extra honored) to share the messiness, truth and lessons learned as she made her way from social worker to artist, shop owner, published author, licensee, teacher, and possibilitarian.
In this interview, Kelly Rae and I discuss:
- why I’m such a fangirl
- when and why she “unlearned” her linear career path and decided to go exploring in her “tumultuous twenties”
- why she wishes she didn’t finish college at 20 & her masters at 23 – and the moment in between where she “broke”
- the health scare her husband got that prompted them to quit their jobs to travel for a year on $30K – and how it led to her being an artist
- how a friend making documentaries led her to blogging, which led her to mixed media, which led her to artists, which led her to going to a creative retreat which then prompted the passion of what she’s doing now
- what to do when you don’t know anyone who’s doing what you wanna be doing IRL, & why it’s important to have those examples
- the advice she’d give to those over 30 who are inspired to make a career change
- why she sees her career as being in transition, even when it makes her happy
- how she juggles all the hats she wears from a prioritization and time management perspective
- all of her streams of income – from Etsy shops to licensing to running ecourses to writing books
- what happened when she decided to work “as little as possible”
- why she decided to write her book
Click Play if you want a soul-centric, heart-based, passionate career. You’ll learn so much from Kelly Rae as she takes us through her Grown Up Gigs journey.
The things we spoke about:
- Jessica Swift
- Kelly Rae’s Hello Soul, Hello Mixed-Media Mantras painting e-course and her book, Taking Flight
- Sabrina Ward Harrison
- books she loves include A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, Broken Open, Daring Greatly and The War of Art
- Brene Brown’s parenting audio CDs
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