Today we’d like to introduce you to Heaven Dampier.
Heaven, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I was always an extremely career-driven person. I found a lot of my identity in my job and career, so I was very determined to be “successful.” I put that in quotations because success means something completely different for me now.
I worked in many different fields of the entertainment industry- graphic design, photography, videography, editing, concert production. Most recently, I was an assistant editor at a movie/TV trailer editing company. A couple of months into my new job, I found out I was pregnant.
My work schedule at that time was completely insane and I worked overtime all the time. I knew that I did not want to continue working there with a baby, which is when I started to be more intentional on social media with the hopes of turning it into a source of income. I now work with brands regularly and create sponsored content which is awesome, but more importantly it became an amazing creative outlet for me. I’m a creator so as long as I’m creating, my heart is happy. I’m still in the process of building all my social channels, so I just make sure to always have fun in the process.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The toughest battle was and continues to be with myself. Back then, I had so much self-doubt and fear. “What are people going to think about me?” “Why would people want to follow me?” “Why am I different than the millions of other people trying to do the same thing?” “Why do I even want to do this?” I really had to let go of the image of me created by my perception of other people’s opinions. I had to sit down and answer all of these questions and really figure out why I wanted it and what value I could bring to others. My husband really held me down and always steered me in the right direction when I started going down the rabbit hole.
Today, my struggles don’t come from self-doubt anymore but rather the motivation to keep going. Someone might look at my Instagram and think that I grew pretty quickly, but the reality is in the daily grind. My reminder to myself is that there is no magical end goal that will make me happy forever. The day to day hard work IS the destination.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
On Instagram, I have a motherhood focused account where I talk about all things mom with lifestyle sprinkled in. I love sharing my outfits, the food that I make for me and my baby, and showing little tidbits of what real-life motherhood looks like via stories. Youtube is where I share a lot about my Korean culture. That’s where you can find my kpop and recipe videos, vlogs, and conversations with my husband. My son is a star on Tik Tok. I really can’t take much credit for that one..it was all him!
I’m so proud and grateful for the amazing people and communities I’ve been able to find in the process. We’re all out here trying to make it and the battle is not with each other. We are all ready to support and help each other when needed, and I am SO grateful for that.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Blessings = preparation + opportunity. I wouldn’t say I believe in luck, but I sure do believe in God’s infinite blessings…and I’ve been given many. When opportunity comes our way while we are prepared, the blessings will overflow.
- Website: www.heavendampier.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: heavendampier
- Other: www.youtube.com/heavendampier