Hi, and welcome to #TalkbackTuesday. This week’s interview is with Ms. Nicole Paralkar. See her interview below.
Talkback Tuesday is a weekly interview with everyday people. It is always inspirational to look into the life of another person and realize it is just as complex and large and confusing as your own.
1. For the readers, who are you, what do you do, and what is your current side project?
I consider myself a kid in an adult’s body. That’s the best I do to describe how I am. My world revolves around traveling, dogs, writing, and meeting people. That’s what I live for.
By profession, I work as a part of a creative agency, where I let my imagination run wild and help with conceptualization. I used to freelance and manage events, so I occasionally help with ideation for events as well.
[My side project is] my blog, which I’m trying to keep alive. So yeah, blogging. Find me on WordPress as PerspectiveMosaic [Linked below].
In a Glance: Nicole is a creator and writer, who works as a concept designer at an agency that manages events and design elements. She loves dogs and travel.
2. Talk to me about PerspectiveMosaic. What do you write about, and how is your space unique and special to you?
Well, I always loved to write. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. But a few years ago I was told I should give blogging a shot, so I did and here I am.
Perspective Mosaic is all about my travels of the world, the stories of people I meet along the way and snippets of my view (perceptions) of the world around me. It’s a place of expression and a place where I hope people are able to relate to what I have to say in one form or another.
A place where I feel at home and free to voice what I may not otherwise, or medium for others to tell their story. It’s a piece of my soul, which I’ve let out into the universe.
3. You mentioned you work with a creative agency. What excites you about your work, and how does your workplace fuel your creativity and expression? What is the satisfaction you derive from your work?
Being a part of a creative agency gives me a chance to push my limits and really think. It gives me the freedom to be as innovative and crazy as possible. It pushes me to great extents.
Having the liberty to think and do as I please is brilliant. The fact that many ideas and concepts are executed and seen by the world around us IS a pretty great feeling. It’s a different high that you get.
It makes me feel happy and proud that my ideas are liked and appreciated by people.
4. So as a creator, what would be your three pieces of advice to people who want to be more expressive and creative? How can they get themselves unstuck from their personal fears and blockages?
Hmmm, never thought of being someone who gives advice on such a thing.
But I guess the first thing would be, trust yourself and don’t be afraid of what people have to say or what they think. Your voice could make a difference.
Use your fear and the things that hold you back, and try to see the flip side of it. Use that fear and try to make a good thing out of it. And play around! Fear is always a great motivator; it really gets you thinking.
Lastly, just let your imagination run wild. Go for a trek, listen to music, walk around the park, play with a dog, read a book. Just relax and let your mind run wild. See what pops in, and use it to create and express.
In a Glance: Trust yourself and block negativity. Confront your fears. Feed your imagination and exploit it.
5. Great. Finally, what can you leave the audience with? What should they explore next?
Don’t be afraid to be yourself. The world needs more people who aren’t afraid to be who they are. So don’t let anyone put you down and you shine through.
Come see more of what I have to say on https://perspectivemosaic.wordpress.com
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Next, check out the previous interview from last Tuesday with Ngurah Linggih by clicking on the image below. Ngurah is a business student from Indonesia, currently studying in Germany. He talked to us about culture and business, and the differences between Indonesia and Germany.