We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexis Fitts and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alexis, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Work-Life balance used to be a phrase I looked for on every job pamphlet, but never truly understood. When I was in college, I thought a work life balance was taking 21 credits, and being on the track AND cheerleading team. Fast forward to me at 23, I was working at a programming job 60+ hours a week, not realizing that burnout was something that comes at you slowly, then all at once. Now I’m 27, and I have found a way to work and live that maximizes the true human moments I really cherish. I really see now that those moments come after allowing your mind long periods of rest.. Balance was hard for me because I THOUGHT balance came from fast and earnest promotions, and being available to my job 24/7, but now I realize that balance for me means living in a way that allows me to pursue my creative interests consistently, passionately, and at my leisure.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
When I say that I am a creative person, I say that from the depths of my soul. Over the years I have been grateful to have found art mediumship through singing, dance, aerial art, writing, acting, modeling, and photography.

The current ventures I’m focusing on are a Spirituality Initiative called Wander The Roots and my little gem of an idea, Immaculate Candles. IC is a collection of ‘intention’ candles used for and with meditation, journaling, or other introspective self care acts. People are looking for self-care in everything that they do, so why shouldn’t candles also fall into that category? Sometimes all we have time for before a long day is a few moments to center ourselves, take care of our minds; If these candles can help people achieve that for even a few moments… we will all be another step closer to better days overall.

Getting to this point professionally has been more than a whirlwind to say the least. I have always been the type of person who puts their mind to something and it works out. It takes grueling hard work, but I have always simply been able to overcome challenges that way. “Putting your nose to the grindstone”, as my Grandfather would say. Recently, however I adopted an entirely different mindset that has changed my life, I am allowing opportunity to flow to me with ease. Taking time to understand the flow of my life and working with it, rather than against it, has flipped everything around.

We are all in a rush, but when you take time to slow down just a bit and listen to yourself, really truly listen, you will find exactly what it is you’re looking for. The noise is hard to cut through and life comes at you quickly, but finding yourself and your center is so worth it.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Oh, this is my happy place. Planning? Sign me up!

Monday – Of course hiking around the Superstition Mountains to cool off on the first day, followed by cocktails and BBQ at the pool

Tuesday- I absolutely love exploring DTPHX, but that is not all their is to see! I usually start a city exploration day with lunch at Caffe Boa in tempe, work my way over to downtown phoenix and hit cool bars like Lustre, and Cobra Arcade to get out of the heat.

Wednesday- I think its so important to always interact with some form of art on a weekly basis, so somewhere like Wonderspaces is perfect for me. They change the installations several times a year so there is always cool new artist to check out.

Thursdays – Thursday nights are all about the cocktail lounges for me, so if I’m trying to fit the best bars into a short amount of time I’m heading straight to Century Grand. These bars are so cool, and are always inventing new ways to keep the menu interesting, I’ve never had a dull night there!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Truly, I would not be where I am today without my Grandparents Clarence & Angelina. They are…. such strong and determined people who taught me that anything in the world is up for the taking no matter if it is by intellect or talent. Put the time in, and as long as you are passionate about it, you can achieve it. These two truly mean the world to me.

Website: www.wandertheroots.com

Instagram: @wandertheroots

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