Meet O Mag Insider – Erika Villalobos!

Age: 37

Occupation: Digital Content Creator

What did you want to be when you were a little girl?

I wanted to be the first Puerto Rican woman to serve on the Supreme Court (thanks a lot Sotomayor!) 🙂  Writing came naturally to me, and I discovered a love for photography as I grew older.

What are some different jobs you’ve had in your life?

I spent eight years as a Project Manager building other people’s dream homes.

What do you work toward in your spare time? 

I work on facing all of my issues on a daily basis in order to become a better parent.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?  

I am definitely more of a morning person. I can get more done before 10am than most people can do in a day.

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my resourceful nature. I can spin a web from practically nothing at all.  I blame my unrelenting positive attitude.

What are you known for? 

I am known for being “the rock” that most folks can count on. A title I both love/hate simultaneously.

What inspires you?

I am most inspired by people who have tapped into their vulnerability and can share that shamelessly.

Tell me something about you that most people don’t know.

No matter how hard I work on myself, I am always afraid that I am completely missing the mark.

Why did you apply to be an O Mag Insider?

I feel connected to this brand. My journey to self-discovery ran parallel to each author that has been featured over the past few years.

How do you live your best life?

For me this means living an unapologetically authentic life.

What are you reading now?

The Awakened Family by Shefali Tsabary

What’s a day in your life like?

I am currently in a ‘giving state’ in my life. With two young kids, I am in a constant state of serving, with sprinkles of what I like to call “pockets of peace” – small moments throughout my day where I choose to do something for myself. It can be as simple as lighting my favorite incense or enjoying a cup of tea.  Just enough to help keep my cup somewhat full so I can stay above water.

Check out Erika’s website at:

Essentially Erika

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This is part of an ongoing series, introducing you to the dynamic individuals who make up O, The Oprah Magazine’s Brand Ambassadors known as the O Mag Insiders. For more information on the program or to apply, click HERE.

Read last week’s O Mag Insider feature HERE!

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