The next phase of chakra energy, the Solar Plexus, will rule our summer months and provide us with a chance to focus on our personal power. Who better to interview for MANIFEST than our friend Chelsea Francis, an Austin-based creative powerhouse who is a photographer, editor, connector and creative director. Find out how she manifests her dreams and focus on self-care.
WT: We’ve been following your travels on Instagram and many of the places you’ve been to look amazing. What effect have these travels had on your life experience?
CF: Oh my gosh! So many. The number one thing is that it's firmed up my understanding of my independence.
WT: One of the things we love about you is how you share your authentic self. Why is it important for you to show the unglamorous side behind what’s on social media?
CF: I share the inbetweens because that's where we live most of our lives. So I try and share when I'm sick, or sad, or not wearing makeup because I hope that someone else will see it and realize it's normal for them to exist in those places too. This is also why I share so so much about therapy and my relationship with anxiety.
WT: You are a female founder and often share your ups and downs about freelancing life with your audience. What’s the biggest piece of advice you have for someone wanting to start their own thing?
CF: Do as much as you can to figure out exactly why YOU are wanting to do the thing. And then do the thing!
WT: At Wax That we believe that self-care is a sacred act. What rituals do you follow?
CF: I read everyday with a cup of coffee. I take a lot of baths. And I try to limit my screen time drastically when I can.
WT: We offer affirmations and crystal therapy with every service at our studios. Do you have a favorite affirmation and why?
CF: I have some amethyst that I really like. I'm not super into crystals but I do love having them around. My favorite affirmation is: I am the foremost expert on me and making decisions and choices for myself is something I can be strong and confident in.
WT: What’s your secret to manifesting your dreams?
CF: Working hard and trusting that the universe is looking out for you while also working hard to bring other up with you who aren't afforded the same privileges you are.