In a period of time when we're inundated with what feels like consistent bad news, we wanted to put some emphasis on the positive. This is the first instalment in our mini-series "Collective Conversations," a bi-weekly segment focusing on a woman we think is awesome + what she's all about. This week we're talking to the gorgeous Jamima Wu.She's a celebrant, mum, wife, glass-half-full kinda girl and lover of all things love. We chatted to her about the magic of weddings, family, motivation and hugs.
Describe yourself in three words?
Easy going, fun!
How have you been staying motivated?
Doing the three Rs, Rest, Reflect and Refocus.
Now is the best time to take a moment out and just chill the F out! I think sometimes when you actually get sick it's your body telling you to just stop for a moment and stay the F home. It's ok to not do a million things and laze guilt free in comfort.
It's also the perfect time to reflect on some of the awesome ceremonies from last season, and write up some new blog posts for my website.
Lastly I'm getting ready to refocus and make a solid plan in anticipation for the next wedding season. So when we get back into the swing of things I'm prepared and ready to bring along the best vibes for the most epic celebrations of love.
3. Something that you’re passionate about?
Helping each couple navigate their way through to their wedding day and seeing everything come together on the day is pretty magical! Every couple is different, and I'm always super excited to get to know their unique vibe and work to create a ceremony that is the ultimate celebration of their two worlds coming together.I always try my best to create a safe space for each couple to feel comfortable AF and shine bright like a diamond on the day.
4. Who do you most admire?
Other awesome kick ass celebrants in the biz and a host of amazing wedding vendors (photographers, venues, florists, stylists, etc) that all works together into making the magic on the day. There's a pretty solid community of wedding and events vendors out there.
5. What scares you the most about the unknown?
I guess the 'unknown' makes me try to anticipate what needs to be done in order to adapt to the changes or challenges. I'm not scared about the unknown, mostly I get excited about change as it forces me to think on my toes and try something different.
6. What is something you’re proud of?
I'm proud of the family I have created with my husband Malachi.
We've both come from complete different worlds, with unconventional upbringings. What unites us is the desire to come together to form the ultimate team and see our own family unit grow. So far so good! Life in pandemic lockdown has been kind of lovely keeping active with our pre-school aged son Kingston, baby girl Akira and our frenchie Oscar.
7. Whats something you to do be kind to yourself?
Just trust that I've got this.
8. What are you most looking forward to post-isolation?
Hugging everyone! Social distancing is the weirdest and most awkward thing ever.
9. How do you align and connect with your intuition?
I'm doing it as I'm trying to answer this question. I generally like to verbalise and talk things through with someone in order to work things out. I find just the act of sounding out the ideas and bouncing off someone helps me figure out my inner voice. My husband is usually the person that I can sound off to, although he jokes that I always disagrees with what he has to say, sorry Mal!
10. What's an assumption others make about you?
I'm a pretty open book and I'm open to interpretations.
11. Is there an item you would like to see from Collective Closets in the future?
All I am looking for right now are pockets and front opening access for boob feeding and you guys have that mostly covered!
Other than that, a full length duster or trench would be perfect. I'd love something that you can wrap yourself up in or have it open and flow when you move.