In my constant quest to make this blog helpful, I have started a series called “Wise Words from Women.” I believe we can all learn from each other, so you’ll be hearing from stories from the wom
Zoe Weiner and I met at a blogger event. She is an accomplished writer who lives in New York City. While we didn’t get to spend a lot of time together, she intrigued me and I could tell she had a lot to share about herself, her thoughts on womanhood and just some fun insights!
Friends, I excitedly introduce Zoe Weiner….
Hi there! I’m Zoe Weiner, a beauty and wellness writer in New York City. My work has appeared in Glamour, Allure, Marie Claire, Spotlyte and Bustle, and I’m currently the Beauty and Fitness editor at Well+Good.
What is the best advice you’ve ever been given and do you use it?
Never stop writing.
What do you admire most about the women in your life?
That they support each other. I think society has traditionally tried to create an environment where we all compete, and that sucks. I’ve been lucky enough to surround myself with women—personally and professionally—who have supported me and guided
What are you most proud of so far?
My career. When I was little, I dreamed of being a professional journalist, and I wake up every morning and have to pinch myself to believe that it’s real.
When you hit road blocks in life, how do you deal with them?
When I was traveling in Morocco recently, I learned the world Inshallah, which translates to, “If God wills it.” When things get tough, I try to apply that mentality of trusting in the universe that things will be OK.
How do you deal with stress?
Exercising, going for long walks listening to my favorite music, and journaling.
What keeps you up at night?
All of the things that I want to do and feel like I don’t have time for! The fear that I’m not living up to my potential. And the Iced coffee I drank at 4pm.
How do you feel about social media?
I love it! I think it’s a great way to connect with people you perhaps otherwise wouldn’t. When people are authentic (which is what I try to be on my own feeds!), it can be a beautiful tool to share ideas and information and get your voice out into the world. I also try to only engage with accounts that make me feel good, and unfollow anything that brings any sort of negativity.
What do you love about yourself?
I’m loyal, hardworking, and tenacious. Plus, I like to think I’m a lot of fun to hang out with. And I have great hair.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Life is short. You might as well make it amusing.”
Left on a deserted island, what three things are you brining?
My journal, and my mom.
What makeup, hair, beauty products can you not live without (name as many as you want)
I’m obsessed with skin care. I live for Bioderma Micellar Water, Skinceuticals Vitamin C Serum, Dear Brightly Retinoid Cream, Augustines Bader Moisturizer. Makeup-wise, I love L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara.
How do you feel about aging?
I’m learning to love it. The lines on my forehead and the few extra pounds on my hips are a reminder that I’m wiser and have a lot more life experience than I did at 22, and I’m cool with that. BUT, I am guilty of slathering as much anti-aging skincare on my face as possible.
What’s your favorite word?
What is your favorite movie, musician, and tv show?
Moulin Rouge, Third Eye Blind, Friends
What have you always wanted to do? if you did it, what made you take the leap? If you haven’t, what’s stopping you?
Exactly what I’m doing now! I’ve wanted to be a magazine editor since I was cutting and pasting my own magazines in Kindergarten. And now, I get to write for a website that I really, really believe in.
What gets you excited in life – spiritually, creatively or emotionally?
I love when I pour my feelings onto a page and write something that I’m really proud of, and people respond to it. There is nothing that excites me more on all three fronts than people sending me messages to let me know that my words have touched them in some way.
If you could tell your younger self a piece of advice, what would it be?
You’re going to figure it out. Stop panicking that it hasn’t happened yet—it will. Keep working hard, and trust in the universe, and it will all work out.
Thank you, Zoe. I think you rock. Follow Zoe at www.instagram.com/zoeweinerrr!