Friday Friend <3 Bayleigh Vedelago0
I am so excited to introduce Bayleigh Vedelago to you all. Not only is this women super talented but so loving, open and honest and the creative genius behind my latest eBook 12 Steps to Wellness.
Without further ado let me introduce you to Bayleigh.
First off can you please tell us how old you are?
24 soon to be 25
Where do you live?
What do you do for that job thingy?
I am a photographer! Specialising in lifestyle portraiture and weddings.
Tell us a little bit about your beautiful self.
I am Brisbane girl born and bred. I have always had an interest in photography, and over the past few years I have established my own successful business as a photographer! I live with my boyfriend Paul, who also has his own Graphic Design and Print Media business, so our Brisbane home / office has become our little creative hub.
Why is fuelling your body with beautiful food and thoughts important to you?
Feeling good about yourself and totally content with who you are is so important to living a happy and healthy life. I know I defiantly feel best when I am eating clean, and exercising regularly. Being in front of a computer for long periods of time is part of my job, so its so important for me to take time out, go for a walk or run and get outdoors. It’s a great way to refresh and have a clear mind! Also surrounding yourself with positive people who make you laugh is so important. When I see others who radiant happiness, it inspires me to do the same!
What does self-love mean to you and why is it important?
Self love means to me being at ease with yourself, and being comfortable with who you are and what you believe in. We are so over stimulated these days, especially through social media, that its so easy to become self critical or constantly in a state of judging and comparing our lives to others. Whenever I catch myself in that state, I just remind myself that my life is my own journey, and everything I am doing is on track for me. If ever I feel overwhelmed or stressed, be it due to work or something personal, I remind myself it will work out exactly the way it should. Whatever is happening, is happening for a reason, so I have to remember, don’t fight it and go with it!
Tell us why you started your business and what it means to you?
I have been working for myself for a few years now, and although owning your own business has its challenges, it is so rewarding. I love my job, and I love waking up everyday. When I was at uni I worked part time at a Café, and I had the most amazing and inspiring boss. She told me that whatever I do, I should never end a weekend dreading Monday, or start a week hanging out for Friday. I’m very grateful to have found and pursued something that gives me the flexibility I want, and happiness daily.
Your top 5 tips to stay healthy and happy?
- Surround yourself with good friends and family. Family is so important to me, I am so grateful to have such a close knit family.
- Travel, a lot. I have learnt so much about myself and people through travelling and experiencing different cultures.
- Do what makes you happy, don’t settle for a safe life.
- Challenge yourself & goal set – its so rewarding when you achieve things you set out to do.
- Be active and get out doors – there’s nothing better than a bit of sun on the skin
What are your big dreams, goal and aspirations?
One of my dreams, is to be photographing and writing feature stories for a travel magazine or airline. To me at this stage in my life, that would be total bliss! A short term goal of mine is to create and publish a Coffee Table book on a personal project I have been working on for a while with my Travel/Documentary work, so keep an eye out
What’s your favourite live by affirmation, mantra or quote?
Everything happens for a reason
Be true to yourself
I truly do believe everything happens for a reason – I believe if we are true to ourselves, our life will flow a lot easier, and we will find ourselves in situations and meeting people who just reaffirm we are on the right track!
Where can we find you?
Insta – @Bayleighvedelago
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