Pauline is something else. We’d call her a ray of sunshine if we can but if you want the typical, she’s a painter, blogger, host and a purpose-driven creative who channels her passion into everything that she does. She faces life head-on with such undeniable energy, going beyond the borders society has established and never settling with just one label. And we admire that she’s set on holding onto everything that is good in this world to keep her childlike wonder alive.
Can you believe that she was able to balance her time with her artistic pursuits and city-adventures, yet still become Cum Laude? This girl can practically be made out of fairy dust – where else could she get so much zest in life? In our conversation, you will hear about Pau’s creative journey through the years and how she looks at life in ways that we can all imitate. We also talk about the importance of surrounding yourself with understanding and supportive people to keep you going, and taking a ‘detox’ from the internet to rest from all the craziness social media brings.
You’re in for one heck of a ride because this week’s episode is just brimming with so much silliness and heart-warming moments, it perfectly reflects Pauline’s joyful nature in the most inspiring ways. Tell us how much you enjoyed, yes? ♡
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03:28 – Pau shares about her life currently as she works for Vans Philippines and juggles her other creative pursuits
05:57 – She brings us back to her hilarious childhood adventures and self-discoveries as a quirky young girl
07:30 – She also shares her belief on going beyond labels, exploring your dreams, and how she has always been a mix of everything even while growing up. Her life-hack? Just stay curious!
09:20 – Pau gives some inspiring tips for pressured adults: learn to love the process (mistakes and all) and don’t forget to have fun along the way. She was just 12 years old when she decided to let her worries go, how adorable is that?
14:28 – We talk about learning how to balance the good and bad in this world, and how our purpose always circles back to love
16:40 – Pau shares about how her love translates to her art and how people’s appreciation for it also inspires her to strive for the best
18:48 – Pau gives her take on people who don’t see the importance of art, and encourages budding artists to know their whys and own it
22:02 – Because Pau was a Cum Laude, she gives especially students advice on how to balance, prioritize and also have fun responsibly
24:46 – Pau reveals how surrounding herself with supportive people helped her stay positive and soar high with her goals in life
28:10 – We talk about the importance of taking an Internet detox every now and then to help us relax and recollect our thoughts
30:26 – Pau shares her daily inspirations and the cycle of borrowing from others to create new art
38:22 – And we’ve got details for our #FranklywithPauline giveaway! Five winners will get the chance to have an online coaching call (really just a casual conversation) where you can talking to Pau about absolutely anything and everything.
This is going to make you think hard, but we sincerely want to know:
“How do you practice being yourself in a world that tells you otherwise?”*
We’re all struggling to find/create/be ourselves. We get lost in the noise of expectations and norms all around us. For Pau for example, she constantly tries her best not to be defined by how others see her or think she should be living her life. Our founder & creative director Chiara sits down weekly and evaluates herself – what matters to her, the values she holds close, and why she does what she does to help remind and ground and direct her to where she really wants to go. You must have your own little personal practices or routines to stay real and authentic. Let us know how and you just might be one of the five (5) to spend some quality time with Pau over an online coaching call!
To submit your entry, follow these easy steps:
- Choose where you would like to share your entry, either on Instagram or Facebook. Make sure your account or post settings are set to public so that we can view your entries. Only one entry per person is allowed.
- Whether you’re posting on Instagram or Facebook, simply repost the photograph above, or share your own alongside your answer to the question as the caption.
- Important: mention us both @edenandjune @paulinealvarez on Instagram or Eden & June and Pauline Alvarez on Facebook and hashtag your post with #franklywithpauline. If you don’t do this, we won’t be able to count your post as an entry.
- Make sure you give us a follow on Instagram or Facebook 😉
- Once you’ve shared your entry, come back to this post and place your information on the comment portion below. Leave us your name & your Instagram or Facebook username. It should look like this:
Hi, I joined the #FranklywithPauline giveaway! Here are my details –
Name: Therese Luna
We will be waiting for your entries until Thursday, November 24, 2016 but make sure you send them in right away so you don’t forget okay? We will be announcing the five winners right the next day, Friday. In case you wanted to know, we will be choosing the winners alongside Pau based on the creativity & honesty of your answer.
*This giveaway is open only to Philippine residents
Hope you enjoyed your stay,
Eden & June