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Life & Work with Arionna Robinson of Midtown

Today we’d like to introduce you to Arionna Robinson.

Hi Arionna, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I’ve always been quite an Eccentric-spirited person. A lot of my interests stem from my childhood. I spent much time with my grandparents and my mom growing up. Truthfully, I sort of naturally fell into fashion and anything related to the arts. I sort of “blossomed” around 14-15 years old. I experimented with my style and sense of individuality. I’ve always considered myself to be a trendsetter. I don’t believe In “playing it safe. I liked being “different” because I was me.

We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
For me, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster. But one worth riding, if that makes sense. For a while, I think I lost myself in the social scene. Which, I feel most people have experienced this. Where they feel the urge to keep up work on everything else. The downside is in the midst of that, you forget who you are and you’re “WHY.” So for a while, I focused on things that were fulfilling for me. I spent most of my time trying to rebuild my confidence and grow. My biggest struggle was accepting that you’ll make some really bad life mistakes, which is okay. But, being able to forgive yourself and learn from them are the key to personal growth. And I was sustaining that growth.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar, what can you tell them about what you do?
Outside of starting my small business, Finer Women, I started a career in retail. Retail is the best man. You’ve got to have a certain gut if you plan to last at least one holiday season. However, I’ve acquired many skills that truly help me daily. From communication and honesty. To patience and the ability to be corrected and taught. I’ve had some great opportunities to train and develop strong teams throughout my career! I took an interest in the visual and retail operational/business aspects. These skills have helped me grow exponentially and build a strong future network.

So maybe we end by discussing what matters most to you and why?
Hmm, I would say helping people find their purpose. I care about people. I enjoy encouraging people to push themselves and find themselves. I think this is especially important because, as people, our journeys are never-ending. The person you were today you might not be in a week or two. And there is no “okay. I made it that it” type of mentality. There’s always work to be done; by work, I mean within and for yourself. I value time and investment in yourself.

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