The Self-Love Series: Part IV

This February, The Dreslyn explores how women see themselves and how they experience confidence and identity, how they navigate their needs and loves. This week features designer Heidi Baker of Ozma and the Sales Director of R13, Jaclyn Burney. Each woman in the series, each woman's whose sensibility we greatly admire, gives us their unique perspective on life, success, love, and their aspirations along with a self-portrait. February is the month of love, let's direct it inward. Know thyself. Love thyself. Read below.

Heidi Baker of Ozma

Heidi Baker of Ozma Confidence is:
Gracefully owning our strengths and weaknesses.
Identity is:
Too often associated with the material world.
I am from:
Danville, Virginia.
The thing I love most about myself is:
My skin.
The thing I love most in others is:
Genuineness.
I need:
Love, the outdoors, good food.
Success means:
Building a world around you that you're proud of.
I relax by:
Surfing, hiking with my dog, or cooking.
I'm inspired by:
Dusk and dawn.
I can't live without:
Alone time.
Influence is:
A little too easy to earn and abuse these days.
A book that changed my perspective is:
"A Field Guide to Getting Lost" by Rebecca Solnit.
I'm currently listening to:
Jeff Tweedy.
I'm currently watching:
The lunar eclipse!
I'm excited by:
Talking about travel to places I’ve never been. New Zealand, Portugal, Tofino. I made a promise this year to step away from my studio much more and get back to seeing new places! It’s great for perspective.
I trust:
The love of my parents.
I'm impressed by:
Patience.
I feel complete when:
I’m in a room full of people I love..
I aspire to:
Be a giver of positivity and warmth.
I believe in:
The power of chicken soup.
I'm working on:
Working less.

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Jaclyn Burney of R13

Jaclyn Burney of R13

Confidence is:
The ability to be yourself in any situation.
Identity is:
Who you are at the core, characteristics you portray, what is important to you, and how you treat other human beings.
I am from:
A broken and unique, but amazing and loving family. Also Nashville, Tennessee.
The thing I love most about myself is:
I am a kid at heart and having fun is always a priority.
The thing I love most in others is:
Empathy..
I need:
Affection.
Success means:
I think if you are happy, then you are successful.
I relax by:
Just thinking about being at a beach relaxes me, but daily relaxation comes with my bedtime wind down routine - those moments of whatever your routine is and sinking into the bed, I love that feeling.
I'm inspired by:
My niece, Brooklyn. From the day she was born, she had to fight like hell to make it, she fought harder than anyone I have eer seen fight. And seeing her progress into the almost 5 year old (very opinionated) little girl she is today... well there are no words to describe that type of inspiration.
I can't live without:
My puppy (he will always be a puppy in my eyes), my soon to be wife, and her kiddos.
Influence is:
Everywhere, and it's up to us to decide what we want to be influenced by.
A book that changed my perspective is:
The Tipping Point, thanks to my awesome boss.
I'm currently listening to:
How I Built This Podcast.
I'm currently watching:
Friday Night Lights. I just want to be like Coach Taylor.
I'm excited by:
Traveling.
I trust:
Very few people.
I'm impressed by:
Confidence.
I feel complete when:
I am around the people I love the most and have that feeling of not wanting to be anywhere else but here.
I aspire to:
Be authentic.
I believe in:
Treating other how you want to be treated.
I'm working on:
Sticking to my 2019 resolutions, I heard if you write them down you are more likely to accomplish.

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