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Conversations with Sierra Kurt

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sierra Kurt.

Hi Sierra, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
It’s always been difficult for me to talk about myself and share my story. I never want to come off as a ‘victim’ because I know my choices build my life. So now that I’ve really narrowed in on my personal values and learned how to utilize them in my decision-making process in order to build my dream life, I realize that my story shows people that you’re never a victim of circumstance and you’re one decision away from a completely different life.

I moved to Los Angeles by myself in 2015 when I had just turned 20 years old 4 days earlier, I had no job and no place to live. Six years later I’ve lived all over Los Angeles and recently started three small businesses.

I’d like to go back to January 2019 – I was pregnant with my son, about to give birth. I had no health insurance, no job/no income at the time because I just dropped out of school to stay home with my son. I was living off food stamps and government assistance and I was 2000 miles away from my mom, my dad and all my friends and family.

I was terrified but I trusted that I would be protected if I started listening to my heart and intuition about what I needed to do.

Fast forward to this interview, June 2022 – I have a three years old starting pre-school, one part-time job I adore, and three other streams of income from my very own small businesses.

There are two moments during these three years that stick in my brain:

23 years old me pregnant and crying to my social worker begging her to approve me and my son for food stamps because I really didn’t know what else I was going to do.

25 years old me with my now two years old crying to my boss asking for a place to live because I didn’t have anywhere else to turn…

I don’t share this to make anyone feel bad for me but to say I’m not and never will be a victim of my circumstance.

You can do it to – believe in yourself.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
There are always going to be struggles, days when I want to give up but then I remember how necessary every struggle is for not only our success but for our character.

Are we able to take our losses gracefully? Are we able to handle rejection and see it as redirection? Are we showing up for ourselves every day even when we don’t feel like it? Are we learning self-discipline?

Struggle to me is all about perspective – are we struggling or are we having a difficult time because we’ve never done this before so it’s more difficult to navigate. With time comes less struggle and more figuring it out but also opening doors up to new struggles we never even saw before. So if we’re constantly evolving we should always expect “struggles”, leveling up isn’t easy!

Anytime I feel myself “struggling” with any situation, I try to look at it from a larger perspective. Work smarter, not harder I’d say to myself and begin to brainstorm new and out-of-the-box ways I can solve problems, and I’ve learned to ask for help.

Knowing you have a support system on those days you feel like you’re “failing” is going to be important. First and foremost you need to be your biggest support system, people support people who support themselves. When people see you showing up for yourself every day the right people will show up for you too.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I have my own clothing and lifestyle brand Divinely by Sierra and we pride ourselves in being affordable, comfortable and sexy.

I also am a women’s wellness coach and I specialize in breast health, fertility, menstruation, pregnancy, metabolism, digestive disorders and mindset.

And I recently started a wedding and event planning business because I love throwing a party and bringing people together.

I pride myself in authenticity and not taking myself too seriously. I find joy in the mundane everyday tasks that people often take for granted. Once I realized how much a blessing it is to experience each day and how much joy there is in the little things, everything in life becomes more fun.

Work for me is a source of joy, I love helping people and see women confident, healthy and thriving. I love to see women cheering other women on and being there for each other.

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The last photo is Petrina Lin Photography

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