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Life & Work with Verronica Mitchell of Fairfax

Today we’d like to introduce you to Verronica Mitchell.

Hi Verronica, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I am a dreamer who always looks at the glass half full. I feel we’re already manifesting, so we might as well be intentional. I’ve always been a positive person and enjoy connecting with people. I started modeling/acting in high school, thanks to the support of my parents, about 28 years ago, but it all didn’t start to take off until about 7 years ago. I believe it was because I decided that modeling/acting was not too late for me, even though I was in my late 30s. I decided that I was going to make my dreams come true. Since then, I have been in countless shows, national commercials, and photo shoots as a professional model and actress. I just recently exclusively signed with my second reputable talent agent, which I’ve always wanted to happen. I have already booked my first gig with them, too, a true blessing and the result of intentional manifesting.

I am also an Army veteran, 20-year Military Spouse, and Mom of two wonderful teenagers, Nathaniel and Sophia. My husband, Melvin and I are high school sweethearts and we’ve been together for 27 years, married for 19. We enjoy traveling as a family, dating, our weekly coffee/tea dates and dreaming about the future. I’ve always loved to write and I started another blog during the pandemic, which is a lifestyle blog. I share tips from manifesting to starting a workout regiment. I also enjoy collaborating with different brands as an influencer.

I also work full-time as a Government employee for a D.C. agency and have been teaching Zumba for over 10 years. My accomplishments have been met by not giving up, speaking positively about myself, and believing that the Universe will always make room for my dreams. I’ve realized that I don’t need to know how everything will work out, I just need to believe that they will. I’m living my dreams, from having a wonderful husband, amazing teens, a beautiful family, an awesome job, great friends, and the ability to pursue what I’ve always wanted to do. Anything is possible; don’t allow others to determine your path and what is meant for you. If you do what makes you happy, you can’t go wrong. All the things that I am doing bring me great joy and happiness and that’s what life is truly about.

We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Smooth road?  Hmm. Some of my struggles have been trying to break into the modeling/acting market as a military spouse since we move every few years while also simply figuring out other things I wanted to do in addition to being a spouse and a stay-at-home Mom. Ha, smooth road. Is it ever a smooth road? It hasn’t been, but it’s been rewarding, and I would not change anything for the world.

Another struggle was figuring out how to get out of my own way when it came to breaking into the industry. I have certainly gotten better at moving out of my way and will continue to work on it when it comes to the opportunities presented to me. Faith had a lot to do with that.  Also, believing that I could reach my big dreams was not always present, and I had to work on that. I had to work on my faith. I also had to learn to be patient and realize that things do not happen on my terms but on God’s. The Universe knows the best time for everything and can see what I don’t see. And just because I didn’t see anything happening, I had to believe that something was and that something was on its way.

I cannot say that I will never face any more struggles, but they will certainly be easier to manage now that I have the tools in place. I know it sounds cliche but honestly, never give up. The Universe will meet us where we’re at and provide a way for us even when we don’t see a way as long as we continue to take those steps toward what we truly want.  Always be grateful and look at what is going right instead of focusing on what is not.  I am so grateful to have great support during my journey from my hubby, my teenagers, my parents, my sis, my mother-in-law and a host of family and friends – it truly means a lot and helps me to get through those challenging times.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?I’m a professional model and actress and started to break into the industry in my late 30s. I am most proud of my ability to be a Mom and military spouse while pursuing my dreams. I feel that my age sets me apart as well as being a military spouse especially since we move every few years. I feel like a badass because I decided to grow and evolve wherever we were planted as a family. After doing much self work, I started realizing and believing the Universe would always make  a path for me.   I’m also a firm believer that we get to create the lives we truly want with our thoughts, energy, and faith. I talk a lot about manifesting and the importance of being intentional in our lives which I don’t always hear. When we get quiet enough to reverse our negative self-talk, this is where the magic happens, and this is where we get to choose another thought. We get to create the life that we want and tap into our God-given power when we shift our thinking and become intentional with not only our thinking but our actions and energy that we put out. Being in that space is life-changing and very powerful.

Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc.?
I love the I am Affirmation and Moonly Apps. I love being reminded of wonderful affirmations that inspire me throughout the day. I also love learning about the moon and how we can tap into its magical power. Some of my favorite books are The Secret, The Alchemist, How to Win Friends and Influence People, and lately, I’ve been reading Mind to Matter. All soo good. I love listening to Esther Hicks’s podcast. So much great talk on source energy and manifesting. I always enjoy listening to Bishop TD Jakes, his daughter Sarah Jakes Roberts, Joel Osteen, Iyanla Vanzant, and Tabitha Brown. They always give me a good source of wisdom and enlightenment. And, of course, I couldn’t do any of this without God. Let me tell you; God is good all of the time. And prayer always helps me and continues to strengthen my faith. The cool thing is that you can pray at any time and at any place. I like to think of God as a friend that I can always talk to – day or night.

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Laura chase De Formigny, Washington Post Food Photographer Dokk Savage

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