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Meet Sophia Buesing of The Shit Show Of My Twenties in Palos Verdes

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sophia Buesing.

Sophia, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I got furloughed from my job at the end of March. I felt like the rug was pulled from beneath me. I have always loved listening to podcasts and wanted to create my own. With all my free time, I decided there is no better time than right now to start my podcast. It is called The Shit Show Of My Twenties. In the past eleven weeks, I have spoken with over sixty people from all over the world. I wanted to create a space to share inspiring stories. A space where we can laugh, cry, and grow together. I have interviewed so many different people from a therapist to a breakup coach to a real estate investor. I just started working again last week. I am a loan officer. I got my nmls license at 19.

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?
It was definitely not been smooth. Being furloughed was definitely challenging mental. I felt lost and a lot of shame around it. I was embarrassed that I was not prepared for it to happen. I hide it from some of my family members because I was worried about what they would think. I had also battled with my relationship with food. I struggled with an eating disorder for several years. I thought the smaller I was the more valuable I would be. I always chased the feeling of I would be enough when. I would seek the scale for validation.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am most proud of the stories I get to share. I find people so interesting. Everyone has a different background and things that have shaped them into who they are today. I would just say the raw unfiltered conversations. I want my podcast to feel like you are having a chat with your older sister.

What were you like growing up?
I was the shy kid. I would bring my books into my classes and would read during breaks. I am very analytical. I am always studying people and their body language. I was never too fond of school. I was the girl you would go to to find out how to set up your schedule so you can leave early from school or how to make money online. I love selling stuff online and would teach my friends how to use Poshmark and mercari.

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