Our next interviewee is also someone I have known since high school. We worked together at the local grocery store and she was always so fun to hang out with. We have kept in touch throughout our adult life and it has been fun to watch watch each other grow up. She works for the state and owns her own business so she is always super busy.
I’m Jessica Garcia a new wife, dog mom, soon to be mom to a human, business owner, and program specialist. I am 28, oldest of 4 from small town Schulenburg, TX. I moved to San Marcos to attend Texas State University where I received my bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts in 2014. I am currently working for the Attorney General of Texas where I am a program specialist which means I deal with numbers and receipts all day (which is crazy because I hated math). If you know me, you know that I like to stay busy so about 3.5 years ago I decided to start my own photo booth business. I thought it would be a great idea to earn some extra cash and pick up a hobby. I had no idea whatsoever what it took to run or start a business, so I have been winging it since 2016. You can find all my fun business ventures @thepicturepodtx.Jessica Garcia with The Picture Pod
- What is your Passion?
-My passion being a servant leader and a teacher. I have a passion for helping others in any way that I can. I enjoy putting the needs of other before myself.
- How did you realize that?
-I have been a servant leader before I even knew what that was. From a young age I was put in a position to lead because I didn’t have a choice. My parents spoke little to no English and I was constantly put in charge of things kids usually don’t have to be responsible for. To answer that questions, I don’t know when I knew it was my passion but what I do know is that it is something that comes natural to me. I continued to serve in other aspects of my life even when it wasn’t necessary.
- What have you done/are you doing to live out your passion?
-I just try to live my life seeking the opportunity to lead, teach, and encourage others. I love to teach and share my knowledge any time I can. I have served as an AmeriCorp member where I mentored children, helped the community with different projects, and taught English adults. I try to use my love for teaching during my professional and personal life.
- What attracts you to your passion
-I genuinely love to see people succeed in all aspects of life. So many people have helped me throughout my life to get where I am at, so I believe in paying it forward. I also get so much gratification when I can make a difference in someone’s life. I want to make it a purpose in my life and my heart to always be kind and giving.
- If you could go back and give your younger self once piece of advice what would it be?
–I would tell myself not to be in a rush to find my purpose in life because figuring out your self-worth is more important. I would also tell myself to doubt myself less and encourage myself more.