I’ve been roaming around the blogosphere and rarely do I encounter professional bloggers who 1. are very approachable and 2. genuinely love blogging. I know I’ll get a lot of hate for this, but I’ve met a few who do it for the fame, likes, freebies, and sponsored posts. It breaks my heart but thankfully we have professional bloggers like Lexie who work with people and brands she truly believe in. She uses her platforms to share information and inspire her friends and followers. The best part is–she does it all in the comforts of her home. or wherever she’s traveling to at the moment. That’s why I think Lexie Puzon is worth the limelight here in my blog. She’s 22 years old and she’s already killing it.
Read more about her here.
Hey Lexie, for starters, what do you do for a living?
I’m a Freelance Graphic Designer & Lifestyle Blogger.
What was your course & school?
MultiMedia Arts & De La Salle College of Saint Benilde
Back in your college days, what was the career path you had in mind? Was this your dream job ever since?
Back in my college days, believe it or not I once wanted to be a flight attendant and for every same reason as most people do – Travel. To be able to travel and work at the same time. But eventually it dawned to me that it was a dream that my parents had for me, since growing up it’s all they were pushing me to be and somehow down the road it became my dream too.
As time flies, I realized that the skills that I obtained was more than just being up in the air. I had and still have the passion for anything that had to do with design.And so, I took the course Multi Media Arts.
What were the things you considered before you decided to go full time on blogging? How did your friends and family react?
I considered working for a corporate company. Yes the 9am to 5pm, four walls in front of a desk, wearing corporate attire kind of job. To be honest, I actually did do it. But it didn’t take me long to realize that it wasn’t my cup of tea. I became restricted and limited to what my potential could be. But at the same time I believe that no time was ever wasted since I learned something from it. It was definitely a learning curve in my life.
As for my family and friends of course at some point in my career life they were worried. But once they saw my strive and passion in the idea of me being a full time blogger, they were nothing but supportive. I believed in what I am capable of and I guess they saw it too.
People think that working from home is easy, do you agree? Why?
Partly yes and no. Yes, in a sense that your office can be anywhere you want it to be.
Either from your bed, the beach, a coffee shop, or even in your kitchen table. But partly no, because at some point you get.. Let’s be real, you get a little lazy and that can really knock you off your game. So, the best thing to do is not be too comfortable anywhere you decide to work from.
Can you run us through your typical day?
8AM : Wake up & grab a cup of coffee. Reply to emails
11 – 1PM : Squeeze in a bit of errands
1 – 2PM : Location shoot for the new blog post
2 – 3PM : Pick up my best friend Paige, dress up, and head to the event (if there is one)
3 – 5PM : Chill and relax ( Catch up on my favorite series and being on Instagram)
5 – 9PM : Work on 1-2 blog posts
10 PM : Snooze off
Your job obviously has a lot of multi-tasking involved, how do you avoid burnout?
In my previous job, well it wasn’t all fun and games, and sunny days. Just like everyone else, I had my down days or “creative slump” days too. It’s that period when nothing seems design-worthy or met any of my standards. So what do I do when this happens? I take a vacation. I remove myself from the hustle and bustle of the busy schedules and take a breather, an escape — to take a step back and to remember why I was doing all of this in the first place.
Your aesthetic is amazing, where do you get your inspiration?
First of, thank you for the kind words. Well like most, Pinterest, magazines, people I meet and of course traveling. Being in transit and exploring the great unknow. It truly does keep me inspired and not to mention sane.
Who/what are your favorite bloggers/ artists/ IG accounts/ brands?
On top of my head, Kim Jones, Martine Cajucom of Sunnies Studios, and Chi Gibbs of Neon Island. Their aesthetic is absolutely on point.
What do you love most about what you do?
The passion for sharing. Sharing great food, places to see, things to do, style ideas, and everything in between in the most affordable way possible and in the most creative way. Also, meeting new people from different walks of life.
What will we expect from you and your blog in the future?
Well, thankfully more traveling. Happy to say that I have months long-planned of traveling till this year ends. First stop is exploring United States of America this June and hopefully around Asia towards the end of the year. So definitely going to share to everyone my journey. The do’s and don’t, the must-go to places and searching for the bargain gems.
What’s your advice to college students and yuppies who aspire to be in your shoes some day?
Find your edge and what you’re truly passionate about. Branding is key. It could make or break you (speaking from artist’s point of view) and once you’ve found that, push yourself to have that 20 seconds of insane courage and the outcome will just surprise you. Regardless of what other people say, just keep doing what you love cos’ at the end of they day it’s your happiness that matters the most.