Today we’d like to introduce you to Faye Albanna.
Hi Faye, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I’m an educator and a mother. While I love brightening the minds of my young students, I know I still have a lot to learn. That is why I love being a foodie/photographer. Everyday is a new adventure full of delicious experiences. You can eat the same food 100 times and get 100 different experiences.
Capturing the hard work of chefs, witnessing and tasting their innovative dishes is what makes my foodie adventures so special. I truly enjoy getting to know the talented chefs and business owners with every opportunity I’m given. That is my FAYEvorite part of what I do. The relationships I’ve made in the two years I’ve been doing this has been so incredible. Learning more about their stories helps me tell mine. Being a teacher requires patience, compassion and kindness. Those are the things I strive to enforce daily… in the classroom and sharing the story of each restaurant. My goal is to share my point of view (Faye’s POV) with each bite.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
My challenge is balance. How to ensure I’m giving undivided attention to each and every important aspect in my life. When I’m in the classroom, my students are my priority. When I’m home, my family comes first. I am blessed to be surrounded by an incredible core group of friends and family that support me and also remind me to take time for myself. Time can also be challenging but I never back down from a challenge and there is nothing I cannot do when I’m fully motivated and invested to do it. I believe in the Power of Yet. I might not be able to do it all and very well right now… but I will one day at a time.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
While balancing being an educator, a wife and mother, I also am a digital creator/photographer.
Before we let you go, we’ve got to ask if you have any advice for those who are just starting out?
Everyday is a new opportunity to begin a new journey. My advice, two words: do it. Don’t try to convince yourself that you can’t or you’re not good enough. Because you are. Set small goals and crush it. Think of it like a track meet. Each lap is a small goal to achieve before you reach the finish line of your success. When you feel like you’re out of breath or struggling in between each goal, be patient and remind yourself to trust the process. When you feel defeated or things don’t go as planned, it’s okay to pause and recharge. Believe in yourself and you will see your finish line. Community is just as important. Learning from others and genuinely supporting one another makes all of the difference with growing as an individual and enriching your skills. There is something to learn each day to help you become better at what you are striving for.
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