•Tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Emily Herron and I relocated to Nashville from a small town in Ontario. I've been here about 6 years and I never want to leave! About a year ago I started EMLEE design and it's been an amazing journey.
•Do you have a favorite aspect of your job?
It's so hard to choose! I love that I get to make my own schedule (although I am a notorious procrastinator) and I love to work from home. I think my favorite part is getting to meet real women and impacting their lives in my small way. It's so wonderful when I connect with someone, online or in person, and I get to make their day. Everyone loves to find the piece of clothing that makes them feel like a million bucks and I love when I've made that one piece.
•What does self-care mean to you?
Self-care to me means indulging in my hearts desire without any guilt. I usually have that list of what I could be doing in the back of my mind rather than being in the moment. Whether it's that second glass of wine or a good soak in the bath when there's laundry to be done or emails to answer, I try to remind myself that I'm more important than my to-do list.
•What inspired you to start your own company?
I just decided "why not?". I have had this in my heart for quite some time and I decided that I had put it off for for long enough.
•What is the biggest lesson you've learned as a Girl Boss and what encouragement can you offer an aspiring girl boss?
Being a girl boss looks different for everyone so don't compare your journey to anyone else's. Everyone has to start somewhere, so don't despise your small beginnings. I still struggle with comparing myself to others, but I find I'm happiest and most fulfilled in my work when I'm celebrating my successes without measuring them up to anyone else's.
•It's summer! What's your current theme song?
Right now I'm in love with one of my besties new songs from her EP, "The Best Part" by Bien. It's the sweetest!
Thank you, Emily!