This interview is part of the Chasing Dreams interview series. I’ve interviewed a variety of entrepreneurs and small business owners who have chosen a different path in life in order to go after his or her dream career. Have an entrepreneur in mind you’d like to learn more about? Let me know!
Today’s interview is with Chrissy Gruninger, a fellow member of the Female Entrepreneur Association. Chrissy is the founder of Sanguine Collective, as well as many other actions in the pursuit of a happy and whole life through intentional actions. We have a lot in common with a love for travel and intentional living, so I have a feeling you’ll all enjoy her message as well!
At what point did you know you wanted to follow this career path? How did you know this was the right direction?
I’ve always loved writing and creating. I remember writing my first little “book” way back in Junior High but somewhere along the way, life went in a different direction. Then a few years back while I was in grad school and writing my thesis, I really felt called to write more and to create messages of happiness and harmony in the world. I started by writing a basic quarterly newsletter which turned into a blog and eventually I wrote several books on living intentionally and eco travel. What I like to call “eco wellness.”
When I sent one of my eco travel memoirs to a hospitality management firm in Costa Rica (as I had visited all their hotel properties), I was then contacted by the President of the company and offered a position in their online marketing department, managing all of their social media channels. I knew this was the right direction for me –creating content that I love and sharing stories of eco wellness with a worldwide audience.
It was only recently that I acknowledged (and accepted) that I’m a multi-passionate. When I realized that I wanted to both create harmony in the world as well as support others in doing the same, that is when everything finally fell into place and I started to feel like I was not only on more solid ground but had finally created my dream life.