We had the good fortune of connecting with Daniella Romero and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Daniella, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
In the earlier years of my career, when I first started off, my main focus and only focus was work. I wanted nothing but to advance myself as quickly as I could and I spent the majority of my time dedicated to learning as much as I could and taking on as much work as possible. It became almost a running joke amongst friends that I always had my work phone and laptop on me even while on vacation. There was a certain hunger in me as well as a recognition that because I was fortunate enough to not have an active personal life whether it be a relationship or kids, all I really had to work on was….work. But after a few years of added life experience, I grew resentful of my career being the only thing that I thought defined me. I had some time to reflect and realized that balance is a good thing and that while I had a lot of pride in my work, I wasn’t saving lives and there was space to step back and enjoy myself a little more. It wasn’t until I started actively taking time to travel, meet new people, and foster my personal relationships that I really learned about myself and what work-life balance means to me. Work-life balance isn’t just for people that have obligations to family or roles that are challenging, it’s also important for people like me, who are still navigating their passions, drive, and motivation. Work-life balance means not putting all your efforts into one side of your life whether work or personal and letting only that define you.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Working in several different creative projects between my day job as a content strategist, my podcast, and other creative projects, I’ve learned so much about human behavior and types of workstyles and thinking. And I take those learnings into account for each project in order to make things more authentic. I truly believe in the power of authenticity in a brand and I hope that shines through in my work.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Miami is one of the most diverse and culturally rich cities in the U.S. and if my friend was coming to visit, there are so many places I would take them. For the best views and some cocktails, probably a rooftop bar like Sugar in Brickell or Astra in Wynwood. For places to eat, Mary’s in the Grove, Finka Table & Tap, Salumeria 104 for some delicious italian or Mandolin for Greek! If the Miami Heat are playing there’s nothing like going to a game and you have to stop by the Frost Museum and check out a light show. For less touristy places, a drive over to Knausberry farms while it’s in season is always fun and of course, if you have a chance to hang out on a boat….do it!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’m lucky to have an incredible support system of friends and mentors, particularly empowering women in my social circle that have taught me everything that I know. Without their encouragement, tough love, and hard lessons, I wouldn’t be where I am today.