Cris Ramos Green
THANK YOU Cris for being our VERY 1st B!tch of the Month for 2021!
Below is an interview with her and how you can learn more about her and how to purchase her book! Enjoy!
Cris Ramos Greene is a Spanish-American writer and author of Embrace That Girl. In her debut memoir, Cris tells the heartfelt and humorous story of navigating adulthood and searching for meaning and love in Miami. You can find her memoir here. When she isn’t working on her next book, she’s hiking or hanging with her husband and her pup in their cozy Smoky Mountain town.
What is your definition of success and how do you measure it for yourself?
I think this is so important for everyone to define for themselves. I used to hear the idea of “defining your own success” a lot early on in my life and career and never truly understood it. The idea that success is not one size fits all is not taught to us. It took me until my late twenties/early thirties to understand that success for me looks like an intimate loving relationship, being as comfortable as possible being vulnerable and truly seen, and taking big risks with my artistic work.
It has less to do with results, like making a certain amount of money or reaching a milestone with my work (though I do want those things too!). Success is a feeling for me. When I was younger, I wanted the money and the achievement, but when I boiled down why I wanted those things, it was always about feeling whole, loved and on purpose. And that is 100% within my power to create.
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to your professional life?
Remembering it’s not about the metrics and working with my ambition in a healthy way. I love that I’m always looking for the next big milestone for myself. It keeps me motivated and clear, BUT it can quickly become my own personal form of torture if left unchecked. What I mean by that is, being grateful and enjoying the time in between milestones is essential. Honoring the time it takes to create the result is just as important (if not more) than achieving the result itself.
What does a perfect day in your life look like?
I wake up slow on a mountainside, have coffee, read, and really enjoy the morning nice and slow like I’ve got nowhere to be but with myself. There’s a hike, then yoga, a massage, some writing, and an amazing dinner at night with my love (pasta and a Spanish bottle of wine because obviously).
Equal parts laughing, lounging and luxuriating ;)
What was the biggest breakthrough that lead to your success?
The realization that the only thing ever standing between me and my vision is my belief that it’s possible.
What is the 1 piece of advice that the you today would give a younger version of you?
I’ve got a few. In order or priority: Take everything less seriously. Have more fun.
It’s all gonna happen for you. Divine timing is real. Let more shit go.
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