Today we’d like to introduce you to Kelly Plakias.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Since I was young, I have always been passionate about art. Whether it was drawing in my high school art class or painting in my spare time in college, being creative and artistic has always been the perfect escape from the stresses of reality. Now post-college graduation, I am a full-time nurse in Boston. While I love my job, something seemed to be missing in recent years. I eventually realized I was missing that escape from reality and I needed to bring art and creativity back into my life.
I started out with taking pictures on my phone around Boston and posting them on my Instagram account. As I gained followers and learned more about the app, it has opened my eyes to the many opportunities Instagram can provide. Not only has it introduced me to a community of other artists, influencers, creators, and photographers; it has allowed me to be creative again. I now have a new camera and have taken photography lessons with hopes to continue to grow as an artist. I enjoy discovering and capturing the beauty of Boston!
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
As a shy and conservative person, displaying my passion on my personal Instagram account has always been intimidating. Sharing my dream to be a successful influencer on a public platform has opened up the risk for criticism, rejection, and mockery. I also began to compare myself to others, which has often led to self-doubt and frustration. While I have had successes, these are a few of the obstacles I have had to overcome.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the @kellyplakias story. Tell us more about the business.
I am an influencer and content creator in Boston. My Instagram account focuses on different city scenes, including neighborhoods, restaurants, and architecture. I also incorporate some travel, fashion, and lifestyle components, which I believe sets me apart from other similar accounts. I am an everyday city girl that loves to express my creativity!
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I have always considered myself lucky to live in such a beautiful and inspiring city!
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- Instagram: kellyplakias