5 Minutes with…Jaymie Faber
The Probioskin mini blog series “5 minutes with…” is designed to introduce our readers to a range of health, wellness & fitness colleagues, athletes, practitioners and business people we feel align with our own wellness values and that we know have something to share with you. We cant wait to introduce you to our tribe of like-minded people! Oh and don’t forget to drop back soon to hear more from Jaymie. Lets get started….with Jaymie Faber
Tell us a little about yourself/ your business…
I’m a freelance writer with a passion for surf, adventure and travel. I freelance as a journalist, PR consultant and copywriter predominantly within in the tourism, health and lifestyle sectors. I also recently released by first book “Learn To Surf: A Woman’s Guide to Surfing With Confidence” and a second book is in the works for next year along with some exciting projects which I can’t reveal yet.
What inspired you to begin your business?
The need to have joy and freedom in my life. I always felt there was more to life, that I was meant for more than the 9 – 5. I’ve always been a bit of “make my own path” kind of person, so I guess it was only a matter of time before I rejected the “normal.” What was meant to be a year of freelancing and finding myself led to this crazy wonderful adventure. The catalyst in taking the plunge with an idea I had been flirting with for nearly a year, was a book by Aussie Surfer, Bob McTavish. It reaffirmed my suspicions around “passion is purpose.” I guess being written by a surfer it struck me in a language and lifestyle concept I could easily relate to.
What message do you hope your business spreads?
Honestly when I set out to do what I’m doing I never consider what message it would deliver to others. I was a bit one mind tracked in that I was just doing what I wanted and what would make me happy. I kind of had a “I don’t give a stuff what anyone else thinks. It’s my life, my dream, if you don’t like it get out of my way so I can get on with it” attitude. Now I can see that, that in itself inspires others, so now I hope that by simply doing what I’m doing for me sparks something in other women to do the same. Get out of comfort zones, grab that passion, no matter it is and follow it. Give it everything, and forget what anyone else thinks. Be you. Be you in all your magnificent glory – flip the bird to the naysayers, but smile, laugh and have an absolute blast while you’re doing it. Life should be embraced not suffered.
How do you look after yourself?
As a single mum with what sometimes feels like 20 trillion balls in the air, I find it is important that I eat well, rest and make time to play. Exercise is very important to my mental well-being.
What wellness practices do you bring into the office?
I can’t sit at a desk for too long or in an office, even my own. I try to not spend more than a few hours at a time at my desk. Even if it means moving to a café to do some work. Being creative is a very large part of my job. If my surroundings gets stale then so does my writing. If I am stuck in the office, I have my yoga mat and fitness ball and I’ll get up and do some stretching and just get moving. It’s quite normal to find me sitting in some weird position on the floor with my laptop and not at my desk
If you could only have 5 favourite foods what would they be?
Sushi!! Fish tacos, Acai bowls, does coffee count as food? Vegan Buddha bowls.
What is your number one wellness tip when travelling?
Water! Keep hydrated. I always carry a water bottle with me when I’m on the road. Surfing is really dehydrating and when travelling from one place to another or out on boats it’s so easy to get dehydrated. Travelling also usually means more alcohol than normal, so by staying super hydrated, those dusty mornings can be a little more forgiving.
Find out more about Jaymie and her new book “Learn to Surf: A Woman’s Guide to Surfing with Confidence” here:
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