Carmen is a mom of one, a Senior Learning Manager for a law firm, a makeup girl and a self-proclaimed geek freak. According to her UPS man, she’s also a “Q” box junkie (thanks to her mild QVC addiction) — but she prefers to call herself a “Q connoisseur!”
Carmen loves her day job, teaching people and helping them better themselves. She’s worked very hard to learn and prepare for her classes so that she could teach with passion to inspire and challenge others.
“I think we all have to do something that we’re passionate about. I got lucky in that I happen to do something I love to do, which is talk and help people. I get paid to do the thing I love! Helping people understand something they were resistant to learn at first, and changing their minds is where I get my energy!”
While she loves each weekday and the adventure it holds, she does look forward to the weekend when she can get out of a suit and into a pair of denim — with the perfect lipstick (a.k.a. her “evil pleasure”)!
“If you blink at 5:35pm on a Friday, I’m already in a pair of jeans. A great pair of denim is my heart’s true joy,” she says. Carmen loves looking her best, so she can feel great doing the thing she loves the most: laughing and spending time with family and friends.
“My family is my everything and my favorite times are the ones with laughs, people I love the most, and great music,” says Carmen.
Losing both of her parents within the past two years has weighed heavily on Carmen, as she spent most of her time caring for them.
“Every single day is a struggle; but, it was my honor and privilege to be there with them until they transitioned and to be their daughter. I know they are watching over me, and when I’m having those moments, I can feel my mom pushing me along — just like always.”
Right now, her passion is keeping her family together as the oldest sibling, and finding real happiness again. She often hosts dinners to bring everyone together and enjoy quality time. Before her father passed away, Carmen organized a photoshoot with her mom and sister to get glam and have some images to remember their time together.
“We had so much fun that day. The weather was so nice, we were so happy — it was a really special day,” Carmen shared.
It’s clear to see from Carmen’s story that her energy and light truly lift and impact those around her. We are so honored to have her as Heartfelt role model, and we hope you feel inspired by her energy and passion towards life, family and lipstick :).