How did you become the Savvy Sister that you are today?
Hey! I'm Alyx and I'm a chronic daydreamer. I'm constantly dabbling in a little bit of everything. Youtube, photography, writing, everything. But my passion project is my boutique, Soñadora. March 2020 was a hysterical time to launch a business, but here we are, girl. I believe clothing and the way we dress has an impact on our days (and eventually our life!). I sell neutral clothing for a vibrant life CHASING DREAMS!
What keeps you going when things get tough?
What keeps me going? Mostly my kids dragging me out of bed for a snack. But really, I want to be an example to them. And an example to other women who don't feel good enough. Whose lives have been... hard, but they want more. I want to be an example of what's possible. And that keeps me going!
What's one of the biggest lessons you've learned since starting your own business?
Ugh, MOSTLY that I love earning my own dollar. Is that bad to say? I'd love to say something more profound, but my initial reaction was this: I don't want to be an employee. I want to design my life. I'M IN CHARGE, GIRL. I just love that. I love having something that I think about, dream about, daydream about, that isn't someone else's. Love it!
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give younger you?
I would grab myself by the shoulders, look myself dead in the eye, and say "you don't have to be perfect every single freaking day to see growth". I've always been obsessed with growth, and I used to really, REALLY struggle with all or nothing thinking. I would tell myself that things aren't black and white. I can be strong and 'weak' in every aspect of life and still be good; still growing.
What are three of your greatest strengths?
Oh, girl, you know this is a tough one. I think one of my biggest strengths is my relationship with myself. I'm really good at sitting in my feelings, asking myself why I feel that way, and if it's serving me.
I also care a lot about other people. There's magic in giving people grace.
Third, I'd say (for the most part!) I have an easy time understanding different perspectives. There are so many people on this cray cray planet with different experiences and thoughts and struggles that make them think the way they do, and it's important for me to take that in. Phew. That took some soul searching.
What's your go to stress reliever?
Stressed is my middle name. Alyx Stressed Martinez. I'm on a journey to find the perfect combination of stress relievers, but running is my jam. A good run cures all (or, like, a lot!)
What's something you're currently celebrating?
The Corona Crisis is a doozy for starting a business. But it gives me so much reason to hone in on my vision. I've stepped away a little bit to plan big picture, rebrand, and I recently re-launched! I'm just so excited about it! I'm really excited for all the space for growth that I'm going to fill up.
Follow Alyx on Instagram! @sonadoraco