For beautiful women are often powerful, but society tends to ignore the power and focus on beauty alone. Forgeting that beauty in itself is powerful – Deeawata ‘21
A couple of years ago while scrolling the internet, I came across Samantina Zenon @wildsamfierce, I was instantly intrigued not only by her obvious beauty, but her very solid personality. Bless the internet for creating this connection.
Recently, Samantina and I had a chat where we talked about life, her journey and she gave same valuable insights on how she approaches life to ensure she lives her very best life daily. I hope you enjoy this chat as much as I do.
Hello Sam, it’s so lovely to have you on here, thank you for agreeing to be on this feature. As you know I am a big fan of yours but the audience doesn’t know you yet, so kindly introduce yourself
My name is Samantina Zenon, I am an Actress, Content Creator, Mental Health Advocate founder and CEO of Wildsamfierce Shop
Lovely, welcome to Chicitynomad! A community that helps you live your best life. So where are you originally from and where are you currently residing?
I was born in Haiti, I moved to America when I was 12 years old. I now live in New York.
Love the cultural mix, this must have influenced you a lot and helped shape you into the woman you are today. If you were to describe yourself in 3 words what will they be?
3 words that describes me are Resourceful, Sharp and Regal.
What do you think makes you different or unique?
What makes me unique is that I live my life in my own term and I enjoy evolving everyday
What inspires and/ or motivates you?
Change, inspires and motivates me to be better. I enjoy doing things that makes a difference or inspire others to make changes. One of my favorite quote by the poet Mya Angelou says “ If you don’t like something change it, If you can’t change it, change your attitude ”. I live by that quote.
Let’s talk about money for a bit, you know we love talking about our finances over here. In one word how would you describe your relationship with money?
Invest. It’s important to get the habit of saving and invest.
As I got older, my relationship with money changed. I am an independent adult with lots of responsibilities. It’s important for me to save for the future not just enough for rainy days. I personally don’t want to work just to pay bills or to keep up with others in the society.
What are your thoughts on frugal living?
I am all about frugal living, we should live within our means. We should treat ourselves sometimes, but there has to be a balance.
Would you say our relationship with money affects our lives? If yes, In what ways?
Yes, money affects our lives everyday. Without money, some people don’t have access to certain things. In some countries, doctors won’t bother seeing patients if they can’t pay for the service. That’s horrible! Unfortunately that’s the world we live in. People value money more than someone’s life.
Very well said Samantina, with everything going on in our world today, it’s quite unfortunate to see. Brings me to my next question. How are you prioritising your mental health this year?
For the last 6 years my mental health has been my number one priorities because It affects everything I do. I want to be the best version of myself. I may reach out to my therapist again to do maybe monthly check in. It’s been a while since I had a session.
What wellness/self-care activities do you like to indulge in?
I love meditating and I love burning scented candles in my house. It relaxes me. I also love doing at home facials.
Facials are a personal favorite as well. I can’t let you go without taking about your style! How would you describe your personal style?
I feel like my style has evolved over the years. I describe my style as boho chic and Afrocentric. But, lately, I have been loving nude colors.
Nudes are a classic and they look great on you. What is your perfect outfit?
Since we’ve been in quarantine, I am all about comfort. I will normally wear one of the sweatshirt from @wildsamfierceshop.
Your store has beautiful pieces, what would you say inspired your designs?
Well the designs on the items from my store were inspired by moments that shaped me into the person I am today. It’s a reminder to me and everyone that, with the right mindset, we can make our wildest dreams come true.
We are all about the right mindset and also exploring while trying out new things. Would you say you’re adventurous?
I am super adventurous. I want to travel more.
Do you travel often?
I travel not as much as I would have love to, I plan on traveling more.
Alot of people keep travel bucket lists, do you have one? And if so what are y rA lotp 3 countries on it?
I don’t have a bucket list, but the top 3 places I want to visit are Italy, Spain, and Ethiopia, or maybe Nigeria.
Well, I can say for sure you will love Nigeria. What is your favorite country and city to visit?
I love Paris, Part of the reason is because I speak French, I am Haitian, A lot of my family lives there.
Right now you reside in New York City, how is life in NYC?
Life in NYC is great! At first it was challenging, because where I lived before in Randolph, MA, it was a small town. Living in New York built my character and made me into the person I am today. The New York State of mind is a real thing lol.
Lol 😂, What’s your favorite thing about NYC so far?
It’s lively and convenient. I don’t need to drive places. I am close to everything. I can drive or take the train or walk, I have options.
Our final and most important question, what does living your best life look like to you?
In my best life, I am happily married with someone that loves me deeply, I have 3-4 healthy children, I am directing and producing films from my own media company and also running multiple businesses. And most of all I am making impact in the world with work I create
I just painted a beautiful picture in my head. I hope you get all you desire. We have come to the end of this chat. Thank you for sharing a bit of your life, thoughts and aspirations with us. We would love to connect more with you what are your socials?
Thank you Samantina for being our very first guest on our chat features, we love to speak to amazing, creative, authentic individuals creating a their best life daily.
Keep being intentional, don’t forget to live your best life while at it. Let us know what you think about this feature in the comments below.