Name: Sarah Campbell
City: Toronto, Ontario
Fav thing about your city: The size, the buildings, the bustle :)
Tell us a fun fact about yourself: I've lived in 4 out of 10 Canadian provinces and have lived/worked on Disney Cruise Ships for 2 contracts.
What is your connection to mental illness?
Luckily for me, I don’t have any illnesses that I suffer from, however I do have many close friends who have been open about their struggle and have confided in me when they felt necessary. I understand how important it is to be there for someone when they are going through a hard time and I make sure to keep myself available to anyone who needs it. Maintaining mental health is so, so important to anyone and everyone.
What does your everyday look like?
Right now my everyday consists of mainly going back and forth between school and home. I try to get my homework done while I’m still on campus so that when I come home I can fully relax and enjoy my things (i.e. Netflix). I find it takes away the added stress of homework and the feeling like you should be getting something done.
On weekends I usually like to see my friends or set up a photoshoot downtown. Other times I like to have the weekend to myself to just organize my life and rest up from the week before. People watching is actually one of my favourite things to do on the weekend because it’s such a great source of inspiration. Toronto is a huge bustling city with eclectic people, oversized buildings and great shopping, so I often just walk around downtown and see where I end up!
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Don’t put so much pressure on yourself to make career decisions straight out of high school. I’m still learning what I want to do with my life right now, so it’s ok to be 18 and have no clue what you want to do for the rest of your life. Take chances, move out, do things that you aren’t familiar with and see the constructiveness in the mistakes you make. The world keeps turning.
Who is a Role Model to you?
I really admire strong women. The first that comes to mind is actually Anna Wintour. She is large, in charge and a total boss. I mean, she runs the entire Vogue Magazine...and possibly the entire fashion industry.
Another that comes to mind is Sophia Amoruso. She is the creator of Nasty Gal and the whole idea of being a #girlboss. What I really admire about her though, is the fact that she is honest and upfront about her business and personal life. She stuck it to the man, embraced her uniqueness and built a multimillion dollar business. Respect.
How do you spend your Self-Care Sunday?
Sundays are always reserved for sweatpants. Anything I can’t do in sweatpants, I won’t do.