We had the good fortune of connecting with Katie Ceravolo and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Katie, what matters most to you?
What value matters most to me is passion. Without passion, you will slowly start to lose your sense of meaning. It sounds extreme, but it’s true. The human mind works in ways that we may not fully understand, or take the time to understand, but deep down we all know how it feels. To work through the flows of life, to accept the ways things are and to sort of glide through the days without complaining too much or feeling too badly. Of course, there are good days and there are bad. However, each day, whichever one you’re going through, needs passion. Passion shows commitment, determination and courage. We all have different paths but one thing stays true for all: if you don’t feel it deep down to your core, you’ll get lost. Even on my happiest days, if I wasn’t thrilled with what I was doing or saw the worth in it, I lost myself. That’s why I need to feel everything with so much passion, to get through it and to feel whole.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I don’t think I’m anything special or some really smart person. I think I get lucky. I think my personality and way of being gets me to where I always want/need to go. I’ve never had extensive experience in anything, but I think a stranger can smell my determination for success from a mile away. Nothing in life is easy, but it’s typically always worth it. I believe my challenges shaped who I am, and helped me see what I want/don’t want in this thing we call life. Along the way, I’ve learned that you need to trust yourself. I love the saying, “No one is you and that is your superpower.” I believe that every single day. I am an open book. If I don’t know how to do something, don’t want to do something, or literally can’t do something, you will know. I don’t have an ego, I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not. I’m an (almost) 25 year old woman who walks around saying yolo. I just want the world to know that everything goes the way it needs to. I’ve spent nights wondering why I’m so impulsive and make irrational decisions but I also have nights where I’m up celebrating who I am. We all have these rollercoasters. Like I said, I’m not anyone special but I can say with 100% honesty: I love who I am. I have had two steady jobs in my life, both consisted of bosses who had patience, trust and care for me. I will never forget that and the treatment I received, I’m a lucky girl. With that being said, I want the world to know that even if all looks and seems right but for some reason you want to go left, GO LEFT. And I listened to myself, both times.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend was visiting Miami, this is what I hope our weekend would consist of.

First stop, Iris Tattoo Miami – let’s get some piercings. I’m currently at 10 total on my ears but also down for another one.
Next stop, Bakan in Wynwood – because my guests are always down for a spicy marg and dope taco.
Then always down to visit Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science – why not?
Probably a nice movie at CMX Brickell City Centre!
A good Pilates at JetSet Miami or run at Brickell Key and then grab smoothies/nutritious food at Happeas.
Treat ourselves to a great mani/pedi at Nailhouse of Brickell!
Dinner throughout the weekend will include Osaka, Katsuya, LPM, Paperfish, and Jaya at The Setai.
Brunch at Mila, Strawberry Moon or Ch’i.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to dedicate this shoutout to my mom. She deserves all the credit and recognition in my story. Through my darkest times to my most bright, successful moments she’s been there cheering me on, keeping a smile on my face, and always always ALWAYS reminding me of who I am. Like she always says, “You didn’t get this far by NOT being you, so why stop now?” Thank you mom, I couldn’t have done this without you.

Instagram: @katiebbx

Other: Ceravolo.katie@gmail.com

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