We had the good fortune of connecting with Charity Deleon and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Charity, are you pursuing your passion?
Yes, I am pursuing my passion. My goal is to live my life authentically, in every aspect. Living in a way that incorporates my passion into my career creates a state of joy and gratitude, no matter how hard it can get or how tired you can be at the end of the day it is all worth it. It’s important for me to live my life with no regrets so I believe in creating the life you dream of. Most of us live our lives in a state of auto pilot, I know I did for many years but I can tell you from experience I believe that pursuing your passion is a huge key to breaking out of that state and living in the present with joy and gratitude.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
V2 Baked Vegan Bakery is a woman owned small business. I believe we all have our own unique qualities that sets us apart from one another, each of our own gifts of creativity and passion. I truly have a passion for food and using that as a platform to bring joy to others. After graduating Culinary School in 2015 I began my journey into building my business, in early 2018 I transitioned the business from conventional to vegan to align with my personal transformation. It hasn’t been an easy road but I have remained dedicated to my vision. The lessons learned have been many but the ones that have stood out the most were how important it is in remaining authentic to myself, to the “why” of what I do and to my brand. When I became vegan my entire view on life changed with that transition my focus shifted to showing people that you can have amazing food without the need to use animal ingredients. This took precedence over even my desire for artistic expression, today it is a collaboration of purpose and passion that drives me.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I am a simple person and believe that quality has more value over quantity, I would opt for quiet night out with walks on the beach and visits to the many vegan small businesses in South Florida.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to shout out to all those that have supported me in my journey, from my family and friends who were there to see me through culinary school and through the years as I worked diligently to build my business. And, to my wonderful clients for their support and recommendations, I couldn’t continue to grow without their support!
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