Emily Overstreet
  How and where do you find inspiration throughout your day, and what has that inspiration compelled you to do in your life?    Since many of my days are spent at a desk, like many of us I find inspiration in the internet-accessible world of art: well-written articles, photo-essays, poetry, web design and of course, music. Though not as often as I wish, I enjoy dabbling in all of these different expressions of myself.  I also happen to work with a few very inspiring women that are incredibly strong and gracious. I’m learning that strength and consistency is something that women really have to possess when working in the music industry. They’ve taught me to stand up for myself professionally, not to carry grudges, to move forward and to actually love myself. And also, it’s ok to have emotions at work because we are humans.    
  Who/what is your “spirit animal”?   Canadian Geese. They reflect migration to me – having an instinctual sense of home, of direction, of movement and confidence that their instincts are correct. They work together in formation and it’s beautiful. They’ve always been a symbol of total peace to me, and seem to show up in the sky at the most needed times.      What’s a fantastic piece of advice you have been given in your life, and who gave it to you?   You are a soul. You have a body. – Kristen Derryberry (one of my best friends)       Who is the person in your life that helps fuel love and creativity, and how does he or she do so?   My boyfriend, Jeremy, helps fuel love & creativity because he is constantly willing to give me the time and space that I need to work. He also is a musician, writer and creative thinker, which leaves me feeling encouraged and in good company. Like a little kid with a new drawing or painting, I am always eager to show him something I’ve made. 
Emily Overstreet
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