It is often said that there is cut-throat competition and you have to work really hard to survive here. What would be your best tips for a newcomer entering this industry?
You definitely have to have thick skin. Know you are a dime a dozen but that’s why everyone should be themselves because that is the only thing that will separate you. I’ve always been true to who I am and never apologized for it.
Introduce us to a day in your life, while shooting and on a day off.
While shooting: If I’m home in Nashville then I always try to workout before the kids are up, make everyone breakfast, and get the boys to school before I’m off to whatever shoot it is. I’m usually always home before dinner and eating dinner together as a family is really important to me. Then every night is very routine with the kids: bath, clean up, snack, read books then bed. Kids are in bed by 7:15pm then I usually do whatever little things around the house that need to be done, watch a show, take a bath, or catch up on emails before lights out by 9:45/10:00pm.
Day off: Half the time I get woken up by a kid (usually my oldest, Cam) around 6:30/7:00am but I really love when I wake up before the kids so I can get breakfast and lunches going. Mornings are a little hectic right now because my husband Jay is playing football in Miami so I’m always solo. I get the kids fed, make the boys lunches for school, and get everyone dressed and out the door by 7:45am to drop the boys off. Saylor and I do a mommy and me class once a week in the mornings. I come home, workout, get lunch made, then while Saylor takes a nap I always work on Uncommon James, my shoe line, or whatever else I have going on. Uncommon James takes up most of my time right now since I’m running the company and make almost every single decision. I pick the boys up from school at 2:30pm then we come home and play or go to a park. I make dinner almost every night then the routine for bedtime is the same as days I’m working. Occasionally I’ll have coffee or lunch with girlfriends, have a meeting, or play date but overall that’s my day!
What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout routine?
I only ever lift weights. I try to workout 4-5 times a week and I work out in my basement.
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