The Well 52: Kendra Scott
What is the most important thing you do for your wellness?
Pray. In quiet time alone with God, I am refreshed and reminded that He's taking care of me in everything. It doesn't look the same every day, but I try to make the time because I know it is what is best for me. When I get off track, there is a noticeable difference. I have found that the best time is early in the morning before the house wakes up, in a room that is only slightly cluttered (real life) and with a comfortable place to sit. In that time and space, I can take a deep breath, and I don't have to worry about being interrupted or about all that's coming that day; I know I'm starting my day in the best way possible.
You don't have to do it all. It's ok to ask for help.
What is one piece of advice you'd give to other women?
You don't have to do it all. It's ok to ask for help. The women you think are so unique are not doing it alone. I've learned that many of them have gone through the same issues and have had the same thoughts that I've had. We all need support, and many times it's there if you just ask for it.
What is one quote or mantra you live by?
This is my favorite scripture, but if I'm being honest, I don't always live by it, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13). I have times of doubt when I don't feel like I can do something, but this one brings me back. And it's not that I can do any and everything because I don't have to, but the things that I need to do will get done when I trust Christ and in what He has equipped me to do.
Brag on yourself – what is something you are REALLY proud of?
My career change into this role was a leap of faith, and it has been amazing. I wanted to make a job change for a long time, but part of me was afraid to move away from my successful and stable engineering career. When I decided to leave my previous role and started to share that decision with others, so many said, "I wish I could do that" or "I'll do what I really want in five years after I retire." I'm so glad I didn't let that doubt or fear keep me from making this move. I'm growing, and I am more excited about it every day.